North American Soccer League

Jacksonville Armada FC Announces Miguel Gallardo as First Player

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The 2015 NASL expansion team announced on Tuesday, October 21 that goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo is the first-ever Jacksonville Armada FC player. Gallardo will lead Jacksonville after playing four successful seasons with Orlando City SC of USL PRO. "It is an ... Continue reading →

Jacksonville Armada FC Names José Luis Villarreal Head Coach

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The future of the NASL looks bright if all expansion clubs can follow Jacksonville's lead. On Wednesday afternoon the club, which will begin play in the second division league, announced the hiring of Argentinian coach José Luis Villarreal. Villarreal boasts ... Continue reading →

Cuban forward Yaikel Pérez signs with Fort Lauderdale Strikers

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On Tuesday afternoon the Fort Lauderdale Strikers announced the signing of Cuban forward Yaikel Pérez for the remainder of the 2013 NASL season. Pérez played for local team Ciudad de Habana growing up in Cuba and impressed coaches enough to ... Continue reading →

Important Other Stuff

Puerto Rico National Team Kicks off Caribbean Cup 2014

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After a hiatus of nearly 2 years, since the conclusion of the previous regional tournament, Puerto Rico's national soccer team is ready to contest the 2014 edition of the Caribbean Cup. Puerto Rico has a relatively easy pass in the ... Continue reading →

On Human Rights and Sports Writing in View of the FIFA World Cup

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I originally drafted this on April 16 when I was in a very bad mood and never got around to publishing it because I was in a better mood the next day. So uh... enjoy this rant, you guys and ... Continue reading →

Judging Tecatito’s Move to FC Twente

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Jesús"Tecatito" Corona has earned his long-awaited move to Europe through quality showings for both club and country. The Monterrey winger has shown an ability to play a number of different positions in various lineups and recently assumed a leadership role ... Continue reading →

Copa México de Naciones: A Premier International u-15 Tournament

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"El futuro del fútbol mundial nuevamente estará en México mostrando sus cualidades" "The future of world football will again be in Mexico showcasing their talents" a promotion commonly used in press releases for the Copa México de Naciones Last ... Continue reading →

Cubans Deserting in Canada and Potential Emigration Reform

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As with many things on the island, details are hard to come by with regard to soccer in Cuba. Reports on Spanish language news sites in the days after Cuba's controversial loss in Canada have listed the four players who ... Continue reading →

Soccer In America

Luke Dempsey’s Club Soccer 101 is a Must-Have

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In a sport that is wildly partisan and can be frustratingly dry, Luke Dempsey offers a glimpse into the world's biggest soccer clubs with both respectful impartiality and a refreshing sense of humor in Club Soccer 101. Without boring his ... Continue reading →

Surveying the Soccer Scene: The Role of the United States Adult Soccer Association

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We all know about Major League Soccer (MLS), the North American Soccer League (NASL), and USL Professional Division (USL Pro). These leagues are sanctioned as professional circuits by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF, U.S. Soccer). But what about the ... Continue reading →

Surveying the Soccer Scene: The Role of U.S. Club Soccer

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U.S. Club Soccer is an independent soccer governing body that works alongside the existing frameworks already in place (MLS, USSDA, USASA, NASL, USL Pro, NPSL, USL PDL, ASL, PCSL, EPLWA, USMPSUNSAMSL...all right, I made up that last one up). While ... Continue reading →

Is the American Soccer League for real?

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The inaugural season of the American Soccer League kicks off next weekend with three matches slated for Saturday, August 23. In those matches AC Crusaders hosts Philadelphia Fury, Icon travels to Mass United, and Newark hosts the Evergreen Diplomats. Western ... Continue reading →

United Soccer Leagues Evolves its Extensive Development Model

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In case you haven't seen the press release yet, United Soccer Leagues announced on Wednesday that they will align the Premier Development League and the Super-20 League for the upcoming summer season. Each league is a part of USL's overall ... Continue reading →

Surveying the Soccer Scene: American Professional Indoor Soccer Leagues

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As tempestuous as minor league outdoor professional soccer has been over the years, that turmoil looks tame in comparison to the recent history of the professional indoor game. At the current time there are two indoor soccer leagues that refer ... Continue reading →

USDA’s u14 division and UEFA’s Youth League

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The US Development Academy's decision to expand a u14 division and UEFA's introduction of a unified continental youth competition share a common storyline. They are both examples of a private enterprise exercising the initiative in an area of soccer that ... Continue reading →

2013 Wishlist for Lower Division Soccer

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In the spirit of other 2013 wishlists (see here for Liga MX, here for U.S. Soccer, and here for Canada), I've decided to compile a little list of my own for lower division soccer. Let me know what you think ... Continue reading →

The Rumors of MLS-USL Collaboration

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Jason Davis of reported today that USL (United Soccer Leagues) and MLS (Major League Soccer) have reached an agreement over creating a viable third division of soccer in the U.S. that would double as the reserve league for MLS ... Continue reading →

Reconciling the Rivalry Between NASL and USL-Pro?

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If you're new to following soccer in the United States, you may not be aware of the mini soccer war waged in 2009 and 2010 between two camps of clubs from the United States Leagues. If you have been following ... Continue reading →

Tottenham Hotspur

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Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur, Saturday 17th November 2012, Emirates Stadium, 12.45pm kick off SS2, HD & Sky3D

So here we are, our first game of the season against our North London foes in Red and who knows what to expect anymore. After the last few games and with a quarter of the season gone we are still largely inconsistent and unpredictable.

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Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 11th November, Eithad Stadium, 1.30pm kick off SS1, HD & Sky 3D

So after a moral boasting and much needed victory Thursday night against Slovenian champions Maribor in the Europa League, we turn our attention back to the domestic league with a hard trip to current Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City.

Match Report: Tottenham Hotspur 0 Wigan Athletic 1 at related • 0 views

A bad week got a lot worse as Spurs put in an awful team display to lose at home to Wigan after they were knocked out of the Capital Cup by Norwich earlier in the week.Kenny Palmerlooks at where we went wrong and how external factors aren't helping the club at present.

Tottenham deservedly slumped to their second home defeat in the league, in the process suffering back to back home defeats in the league for the first time since 2008, while also failing to score for the first time in thirty home league games in by far our worst performance of the season to a Wigan side that were superior in every department.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Wigan Athletic, Saturday 3rd November 2012, White Hart Lane, 3pm kick off

After another mixed results and performance week from the boys and a golden opportunity was wasted on Wednesday night in the Capital Cup to advance to the quarter final stage of the competition.

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Southampton vs Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 28th October, St Mary's Stadium, 3pm kick off

So as we approach our game with Southampton on Sunday it has been a bit of a mixed week for us. The loss against Chelsea was deserved but there were still some positives that came out of it, namely spirit and unity but the draw against Maribor was a tad disappointing.

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After a spirited but rightful unrewarding performance against the European ChampionsKenny Palmerreviews the game and other issues that came out of it regarding Kyle Walker.

Andre Villas-Boas was denied his redemption and revenge as Roberto Di Matteo's Chelsea confirmed their status as the Barclays Premier leagues pace setters with a deserved win over Tottenham, although a 4-2 score line was flattering for the visitors.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Chelsea, Saturday 20th October, White Hart Lane, 12,45 kick off SS2, SSHD2 & SKY3D

The International break is over and it's now time to get back to the business of Premier League football as we turn our attention to the visit of reigning European and F A Cup champions Chelsea.

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After our 4th consecutive victoryAdam Nathanreflects on the match and the key points that came out of it.

Andre Villas-Boas' men continued their excellent run of form with a fourth consecutive victory on Sunday, this time beating Paul Lambert's well drilled Aston Villa side 2-0, with both goals coming midway through the second half.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Aston Villa, Sunday 7th October 2012, White Hart Lane, 3pm kick off

So after the massive high of Old Trafford last Saturday, we had an indifferent performance last night in the Europa League against Panathinaikos. Andre Villas-Boas made his intentions very clear by selecting the team that he did but unfortunately it seemed the players weren't on the same page for this match.

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If you are in any doubt and still can't quite believe it the scoreline is correct. Andre Villas-Boas and the boys went to Old Trafford and had no fear, as after all long standing records are meant to be broken right?

Here'sKenny Palmerwith the review of the thrilling game on Saturday:

Andre Villas-Boas's Tottenham put an end to the 23 year Old Trafford hoodoo and also sent out a statement of intent with an impressive away win against last season's Premiership runners-up Manchester United.

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Manchester Utd vs Tottenham Hotspur, Saturday 29th September 2012, Old Trafford, 5.30pm kick off ESPN & ESPN HD

After grinding out a win against QPR last weekend and seeing off a potential cup shock in midweek against Carlisle we now have the daunting task of visiting Old Trafford to face United.

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So I believe the term that sums it up best after the game on Sunday is that we got away with one.

After a dreadful first half display in which we were rightly trailing at the break, we have to give Andre Villa-Boas and the players due credit for turning it around in the second half and getting our first home win of the campaign.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs QPR, Sunday 23rd September 2012, White Hart Lane, 4pm kick off

After another impressive display against Lazio in the Europa League on Thursday night, one which should have got us 3 points if it wasn't for some indifferent and questionable refereeing, we get back to league action as we welcome QPR to the Lane on Sunday.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Lazio, Thursday 20th September, White Hart Lane, 8pm kick off, ITV4

As we make our first foray into European action this seasonCiaran Griggspreviews the game for us:


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After a great display to come with our first victory of the seasonKenny Palmerreflects on the win on Sunday.

A Jermain Defoe brace capping off an excellent individual display upfront by the diminutive striker helped Andre Villas-Boas's Tottenham to their first win of the season.

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Reading vs Tottenham Hotspur, Sunday 16th September 2012, Majeski Stadium, 4pm kick off, SS1 & HD plus Sky3D After a disappointing team display against Norwich we now get back to business with a tough visit to Reading after the International break. Kenny Palmer gives us his preview: The visit to the Madejski Stadium against promoted [.

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Tottenham Hotspur vs Norwich City, Saturday 1st September, White Hart Lane, 3pm kick off

So after 2 decent performances to start the season, with only 1 point to show for it, we welcome our former Spurs player Chris Hughton and his Norwich team to the Lane on Saturday.

The Rest

Cuban National Teams Competing in Four Tournaments

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At the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, Cuban soccer will be competing on four fronts. Cuban U17 and U20 national teams both qualified for fullCONCACAF tournaments out of smaller Caribbean tournaments. A U21 squad will compete in ... Continue reading →

American Soccer League; Another Addition to the Sport’s Alphabet Soup

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The new proposed league's flashy websiteis high on promise but low on substance. All of the information available on the site is published in the form of a junior high school book report's PowerPoint presentation. American Soccer League, while not ... Continue reading →

Initial Analysis of 2014 USL-Pro Schedule

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Rochester Rhinos plays 2 sets of back-to-back: at Charleston and at Charlotte, August 15 and 16 at Richmond and at Wilmington, May 2 and 3 and 2 sets of two-games-in-three-days: against Richmond and at Dayton, May 30 and June 1 ... Continue reading →

InfoSport Combine Participants WNY Might Know

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This week is the 13th annual InfoSport Combine near Bradenton, Florida. The combine allows aspiring players the opportunity to impress coaches and scouts from 3 USL-Pro teams, 4 NASL teams, 1 PDL team, and 6 MLS teams. If players perform ... Continue reading →

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Well that wasn't fun was it? Maybe for about 15 minutes it was but the rest of the game was hard to watch. Here is the braveKenny Palmerwith his report of the game.

Andre Villas-Boas Spurs suffered a resounding 5-2 defeat in the Portuguese managers first North London Derby in a game defined by the sending off of Togolese international Emmanuel Adebayor.