Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Subscribe to SoccerTalk with Paul Gardner

Olympians bring back soccer with a smile, Brazilian soccer

Watching Brazil toy with Denmark was quite like old times. Not so old, of course -- let's say just 30 years ago. Admittedly, this was the Brazilian Olympic team, one of those bizarre combinations of young and old and whoever might be available.
» 15 Comments

The tedious Martyrdom of Marsch -- but he happens to be right

The New Jersey Red Bulls, it seems to me, had every reason to be miffed after their 2-2 tie with the Galaxy. They had seen their 2-0 lead snatched away by a spirited late Galaxy comeback.
» 5 Comments

Castillo goes, MLS loses

The Turkish city of Trabzon holds a cherished place in my thoughts. Not that I've ever been there, or will ever go. But in my youth I read a most wonderful novel, "The Towers of Trebizond" -- and the ancient town with the lovely name of Trebizond has lost none of its attraction for me by becoming a modern Turkish ...
» 11 Comments

Farewell Sigi -- for the moment

So Sigi Schmid has gone the way of all coaches who don't win games, or don't win enough games, or don't win the important games ... coaches who, we are told, have lost the locker room, or who have run their course, while the club needs to take "another path," to move "to the next level," and so on and ...
» 5 Comments

MLS DisCo makes another dubious diving decision

The MLS Disciplinary Committee -- the DisCo -- continues its far from satisfactory activities.
» 17 Comments

Copa America: a lively tournament, a scandalously poor final

The grand final of Copa America Centenario was simply a disgrace. An ugly, shameful event. It sullied what had been an enjoyable tournament, it utterly ruined what should have been a wonderful evening of the best the sport has to offer.
» 32 Comments

Goalkeeper cheating -- yet again

Are these guys for real, or what? A penalty kick. A regular occurrence in soccer. Any experienced referee will have had plenty of them to deal with. He should then, surely, know what the rules say.
» 36 Comments

Imported coaches: A formula for failure in MLS

This business of foreign coaches in MLS -- why does it drag on? Have we not learned enough during the 20-plus years of MLS activity that these guys do not do particularly well here
» 20 Comments

Soccer's new-look rulebook (Part 2): Making room for the Spirit the Game

Alongside the changes in the organization and wording that David Elleray and his team have brought to the revamped rule book go what I think of as "mood" changes -- the business of modernizing the rules, of making them "more accessible," etc. Tucked away in that category is a time-bomb of a phrase that makes its first appearance in Rule ...
» 12 Comments

Soccer's new-look rulebook (Part 1): Much improved but still a way to go

No doubt it was asking too much of ex-referee David Elleray and his colleagues to turn soccer's rulebook, almost overnight, into an easy-to-understand, organized, readable document.
» 3 Comments

Two badly botched PK calls -- but the MLS remedy is misguided

Well, not that brilliant a weekend for MLS refs. Specifically, a couple of dead-cert penalty kicks not called. If you assume -- which we always do, I think -- that a PK means a goal, then these were arguably game-defining calls, given that both games were won on one-goal margins by the team that profited from the miscalls.
» 9 Comments

Soccer, from the Heart

A small book, the classic "slim volume" if you like ... but Brian Glanville's "The Man Behind the Goal" weighs in as a massively important contribution to any telling of the phenomenon that is soccer.
» 5 Comments

How long for Nigel de Jong?

So the talk is now focused on what sort of punishment the MLS Disciplinary Committee will settle upon Nigel de Jong.
» 7 Comments

Fernando and Joe Hart share the blame for Man City fiasco

The recent tragic, disastrous and possibly hilarious screw up by Man City that allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to score a totally unexpected goal for PSG is worth scrutiny.
» 13 Comments

One Nation, One Team -- a tainted slogan for U.S. Soccer

I, like you, have to live with the daily insults to our intelligence provided by the public relations and marketing and advertising brotherhood. Their commercials, their advertisements, their slogans, their buzzwords. Above all, with their relentless stupidity.
» 52 Comments




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA