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Some Soccer News for Oct 5, 2016

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It's Day 279 of 2016.


An interview with Bob Bradley on Day 1 at his new club. [VIDEO] Via the Swansea City website.

If you look at the Bob Bradley hiring from an unbiased perspective you can see how it is a gamble for everyone involved. By Simon Evans of the Washington Post.

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After spotting him in the pressbox, I was curious about what LA Times writer Bill Plaschke would write about - given that he hasn't shown much interest or knowledge about soccer in the past. Here's his take.

Kevin Baxter wrote on the match itself, but his piece didn't contain his joke about Chuck Blazer's resemblance to Fat Bastard from the Austin Powers films.

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After spotting him in the pressbox, I was curious about what LA Times writer Bill Plaschke would write about - given that he hasn't shown much interest or knowledge about soccer in the past. Here's his take.

Kevin Baxter wrote on the match itself, but his piece didn't contain his joke about Chuck Blazer's resemblance to Fat Bastard from the Austin Powers films.

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Happy New Year to World Soccer Talk readers and listeners

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On behalf of the the entire team at World Soccer Talk, we'd like to wish you a very Happy New Year!

The year 2015 has been our most successful one yet, and we couldn't have done it without you. We appreciate your support and loyalty through all of the changes. In 2015, we launched our own daily radio show, we brought back the most popular World Soccer Talk Podcast team, and we expanded our stable of writers to include some of our favorites (Bobby McMahon, Steve Davis, Simon Evans and more).

Happy New Year to World Soccer Talk readers and listeners

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On behalf of the the entire team at World Soccer Talk, we'd like to wish you a very Happy New Year!

The year 2015 has been our most successful one yet, and we couldn't have done it without you. We appreciate your support and loyalty through all of the changes. In 2015, we launched our own daily radio show, we brought back the most popular World Soccer Talk Podcast team, and we expanded our stable of writers to include some of our favorites (Bobby McMahon, Steve Davis, Simon Evans and more).

World Soccer

Listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET with Ross Dunbar and Simon Evans

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Today's Soccer Morning features an interview with Simon Evans, live from Zurich, where he's reporting about the latest FIFA developments where Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been banned from soccer for 8 years.

Also interviewed is Ross Dunbar about the weekend's Bundesliga news including Pep Guardiola leaving Bayern Munich at the end of this season.

Listen to Soccer Morning from 9-10:15am ET with Ross Dunbar and Simon Evans

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Today's Soccer Morning features an interview with Simon Evans, live from Zurich, where he's reporting about the latest FIFA developments where Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini have been banned from soccer for 8 years.

Also interviewed is Ross Dunbar about the weekend's Bundesliga news including Pep Guardiola leaving Bayern Munich at the end of this season.

Soccer Morning (5.27.15) Simon Evans and Andrew Das discuss FIFA and CONCACAF corruption charges

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests Simon Evans and Andrew Das.

Jason kicks off today's show with Simon Evans (Reuters) as they discuss the impact of the ongoing FIFA corruption probe on CONCACAF.

Andrew Das (New York Times) then comes on the show to discuss the New York Times' coverage of the FIFA corruption probe.

Soccer Morning (5.27.15) Simon Evans and Andrew Das discuss FIFA and CONCACAF corruption charges

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Today's episode of Soccer Morning features guests Simon Evans and Andrew Das.

Jason kicks off today's show with Simon Evans (Reuters) as they discuss the impact of the ongoing FIFA corruption probe on CONCACAF.

Andrew Das (New York Times) then comes on the show to discuss the New York Times' coverage of the FIFA corruption probe.

World Soccer Talk Radio (4.10.15) Simon Evans

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Download tonight's episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring host Nate Abaurrea and special guest Simon Evans.

Listen to the show via the player above or via this link.

If you enjoy the show, listen to it live every Monday through Friday between 9-10pm ET (6-7pm PT) via Sports Byline on the radio, the Sports Byline website, or the Tune-In app.

World Soccer Talk Radio (4.10.15) Simon Evans

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Download tonight's episode of World Soccer Talk Radio featuring host Nate Abaurrea and special guest Simon Evans.

Listen to the show via the player above or via this link.

If you enjoy the show, listen to it live every Monday through Friday between 9-10pm ET (6-7pm PT) via Sports Byline on the radio, the Sports Byline website, or the Tune-In app.

Soccer Morning (3.5.15) with Simon Evans and Kyle McCarthy

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Today's Soccer Morning discussed the latest news and headlines as well as the major news of the past 24 hours —that the MLS Players' Union and owners have agreed a deal in principle for a CBA for the next 5 years, which means that the MLS games this weekend will go ahead.

The show featured exclusive interviews with Simon Evans from Reuters and Kyle McCarthy from FOX Sports.

Soccer Morning (3.5.15) with Simon Evans and Kyle McCarthy

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Today's Soccer Morning discussed the latest news and headlines as well as the major news of the past 24 hours —that the MLS Players' Union and owners have agreed a deal in principle for a CBA for the next 5 years, which means that the MLS games this weekend will go ahead.

The show featured exclusive interviews with Simon Evans from Reuters and Kyle McCarthy from FOX Sports.

NFL

Women’s soccer doesn’t need male approval or political correctness; By Simon Evans

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There was a predictable uproar on Twitter this week when Andy Benoit, an NFL writer for Sports Illustrated, stated that "Women's sport in general [is] not worth watching."

Judging from the reaction, you could be forgiven for thinking that the entire American sports social media world had been waiting in a state of high anticipation for someone, anyone, with a degree of prominence to say something sexist about the Women's World Cup.

Women’s soccer doesn’t need male approval or political correctness; By Simon Evans

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There was a predictable uproar on Twitter this week when Andy Benoit, an NFL writer for Sports Illustrated, stated that "Women's sport in general [is] not worth watching."

Judging from the reaction, you could be forgiven for thinking that the entire American sports social media world had been waiting in a state of high anticipation for someone, anyone, with a degree of prominence to say something sexist about the Women's World Cup.

FIFA

Is it time for UEFA to take the Nuclear Option and split from FIFA? By Simon Evans

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Let's cut to the chase with this FIFA nonsense. Department of Justice indictments here, Swiss federal investigations there, the corrupted or corruptible soccerleaders from around the world are still going to vote for Sepp Blatter as president.

British newspapers headlines can scream for Blatter to go FIFA congress delegates will vote for him to stay.

Is it time for UEFA to take the Nuclear Option and split from FIFA? By Simon Evans

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Let's cut to the chase with this FIFA nonsense. Department of Justice indictments here, Swiss federal investigations there, the corrupted or corruptible soccerleaders from around the world are still going to vote for Sepp Blatter as president.

British newspapers headlines can scream for Blatter to go FIFA congress delegates will vote for him to stay.

FIFA is all about ‘cash for votes’; Here’s how it could be ended; By Simon Evans

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In two weeks time, Sepp Blatter will almost certainly win a fifth term as president of FIFA and we can expect another round of the ritual despairing comment from the British press and the other pockets of resistance to the way the global game is run. But nothing will change.

The three candidates who have stood against Blatter in this election may pick up a little more support than skeptics would expect.

FIFA is all about ‘cash for votes’; Here’s how it could be ended; By Simon Evans

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In two weeks time, Sepp Blatter will almost certainly win a fifth term as president of FIFA and we can expect another round of the ritual despairing comment from the British press and the other pockets of resistance to the way the global game is run. But nothing will change.

The three candidates who have stood against Blatter in this election may pick up a little more support than skeptics would expect.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Messi the Greatest of All Time? The debate is pointless; By Simon Evans

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Jerome Boateng had barely got back on his feet after Lionel Messi's sublime second goal before the instant-pundits of the social media world were declaring the ‘debate over' regarding Lionel Messi.

There are of course two debates about Messi. Is he the greatest player of the modern era? In other words, the Messi vs.

The EURO 2012-inspired illustrated postcards by Simon...

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The EURO 2012-inspired illustrated postcards by Simon Evans

Rooney. Malouda. Zlatan. Cristiano. All will bring their talents to Ukraine and Poland in less than 100 days for EURO 2012. Artist Simon Evans sent us these brilliant "illustrated postcards" that he created as part of a larger project for Goals 5-a-side Soccer Centres.

Major League Soccer

MLS still targeting USMNT players in Europe? There are hardly any left; By Simon Evans

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber re-opened his dispute with Jurgen Klinsmann last week when he said that the league would continue to pursue U.S. national team players regardless of what the national team coach thought of that approach.

While the comments sparked another round of debate about the relationship between Garber and Klinsmann, the reality is that this is mostly hot air because when it comes down to it, there aren't really many Americans left in Europe to tempt back.

MLS and TV networks need to make most of this second chance; By Simon Evans

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So after all the strike threats, tough talking and marathon negotiations, Major League Soccer's 20th season will kick off on time this weekend and the new campaign is in many ways marks a second chance for the league.

With a new television deal and a series of expensive ‘name' signings in the league, along with two new clubs, there is a different feel about this season and a rare opportunity to win over those American soccer fans who are not yet followers of MLS.

MLS and TV networks need to make most of this second chance; By Simon Evans

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So after all the strike threats, tough talking and marathon negotiations, Major League Soccer's 20th season will kick off on time this weekend and the new campaign is in many ways marks a second chance for the league.

With a new television deal and a series of expensive ‘name' signings in the league, along with two new clubs, there is a different feel about this season and a rare opportunity to win over those American soccer fans who are not yet followers of MLS.

Uh, Ouch? DC United & Sundry Soccer Links for 27 February 2015

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The pre-season is squarely upon us all.

Preseason. You can't live with it, and you can't kill it.

D.C. United smashed by Alajuelense, 5-2, in CONCACAF Champions League - The Washington Post: "Smashed." Heebie Jeebies.

Comcast SportsNet, D.C. United announce record TV schedule | Comcast SportsNet Washington: Thank you, Comcast SportsNet.

Why MLS can be a globalized success story like the EPL; By Simon Evans

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This week's news that the Premier League has sold its three-year domestic television package for a record-shattering $7.7 billion dollars highlighted once again the dominant position the EPL has gained in the global game, which makes Major League Soccer's most recent record deal look like spare change.

Why MLS can be a globalized success story like the EPL; By Simon Evans

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This week's news that the Premier League has sold its three-year domestic television package for a record-shattering $7.7 billion dollars highlighted once again the dominant position the EPL has gained in the global game, which makes Major League Soccer's most recent record deal look like spare change.

Don’t blame Klinsmann for US’s shortcomings, by Simon Evans

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Jurgen Klinsmann is under-fire from his critics in the US once again, this time for his comments that some of his players didn't return from the long winter off-season in the shape he expects. Yes, remarkably it is Klinsmann who is being criticized, not the unfit players.

In most countries, statements such as Klinsmann's would lead to questions being asked of the players.

Don’t blame Klinsmann for US’s shortcomings, by Simon Evans

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Jurgen Klinsmann is under-fire from his critics in the US once again, this time for his comments that some of his players didn't return from the long winter off-season in the shape he expects. Yes, remarkably it is Klinsmann who is being criticized, not the unfit players.

In most countries, statements such as Klinsmann's would lead to questions being asked of the players.

Evans Named Chivas USA Technical Director

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Former Chivas USA player Simon Evans has returned to the club as technical director, Chivas USA announced on Friday. "Simon brings experience as an MLS player, he has always been a leader on and off the field," Chivas USA General manager Jose Domene said in a press statement. "His leadership skills and his knowledge of MLS will help us scout better talent and achieve more for the team.

“Oh, it’s huge.” More news.

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Photo: Nicolae Stoian

Philadelphia Union v Houston Dynamo watch

Peter Nowak says, "The playoffs are not about worrying who won their last 10 or 20 games, it's going to be who wins this series.

So, we don't need to worry too much about how the Union played against New York, right?

Strikers tie, MagicJack loses, Gold Cup continues and more...

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The Fort Lauderdale Strikers were able to steal a point from Montreal this weekend and keeper Matt Glaeser gets another clean sheet.
"Today our guys earned a hard fought point in a tough environment," said head coach Daryl Shore. "We felt like it should have been 3 but overall we are satisfied with the result.

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Looks like Beckham & Claure's MLS Miami team is taking shape.

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It's been almost a month since a certain David Beckham was seen at a Miami Heat game with Bolivian billionaire Marcelo Claure.
We first heard the rumor of a Miami MLS team between Claure & Beckham a few years back. But, not many took notice until a small mention on May 1, 2013 on the Washington Post by Steven Goff:
*Getting word a David Beckham-backed effort to bring MLS to Miami is about to pick up a steam and could go public in about a month.

Upside: Playing Football

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Their Words "From the outset, we made clear we would play where we were told to play and we just want to get back to playing football." Rangers CEO Charles Green. Other Sources Webb keen to usher in new era for CONCACAF - from Reuters' Simon Evans: "I think we have a responsibility to all 40 countries to look at what is best for CONCACAF.

I'm Sorry For Getting You Fired, Mo And Jack: Why Warner Blaming Zionism For Problems Is Extremely Troubling

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I have something to say, and it's going to shock you: I'm part of the reason why Jack Warner and Mohammed Bin Hammam are either banned from soccer or 'fired' from their positions.

No, I didn't suddenly turn into a full time soccer writer with the time to do in-depth reporting on an issue like FIFA corruption.

Jurgen Klinsmann

Some Soccer News for Tue, Sep 4, 2012

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STARTERS

The USA has NEVER lost to Jamaica in 18 total games. Anywhere.
-But the USA has also never won on Jamaican soil - only tie games.

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Will you look at that - Brad Guzan started a Premier League game without the teams #1 goalkeeper being out injured.

Some Soccer News for Mon Sep 19, 2011

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Stuart Holden is said to be in the starting 11 for Bolton tomorrow in the English League Cup. Hooray hooray hooray! Oh Yeah!
-The team website has words from the man himself.

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Javier Morales is traveling with Real Salt Lake this week for the first time since suffering a severely broken ankle back in May.

The Rest

Some Soccer News for May 10, 2017

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It's Day 130 of 2017.


More signs that even after a supposed "house cleaning" NOTHING has changed inside FIFA:
  • Two ethics committee leaders who are in the middle of 100s of investigations have been fired by president Gianni Infantino. Essentially stoppin all investigations dead in their tracks.

Some Soccer News for Nov 11, 2016

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It's Day 316 of 2016.


Congrats to Christian Ramirez and Justin Davis of Minnesota United who have been named NASL Best 11 for the 3rd consecutive season. (see the rest of the list below)

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Lets Get This Hexy Started!

Its gameday! USA v Mexico in Columbus - CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.

Exhausted. Just Me, Spurs Were Fine.

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Our world looks odd from the outside. I follow comedian Simon Evans on twitter because he's funny, not for his perspective on sport. This weekend, he's more involved with football because he wants Leicester to win the league. His conclusion after checking all the results, predictions and permutations was this: "It must be bloody exhausting to genuinely give a sh*t.