Löw Should Not Rule Out Kurányi

by

Joachim Löw, the Manager of the German National Football Team, reiterated this week that Kevin Kurányi will not be in consideration for the World Cup Squad. Kurányi has been in good form for… Continue reading

Obama, MLS need each other

by

The contentious nature of politics drives even the best of politicians to the brink.  It’s at this point, when sports has been brought up as a topic to bring levity to a broad audience and… Continue reading

Set Piece Analysts Match Reviews

by

Beginning this weekend the team of writers at Set Piece Analysts will be bringing you tactical reviews of the biggest football matches around the globe. Please visit Set Piece Analysts for comprehensive coverage… Continue reading

Alledged Match Fixing in Turkey as 19 Matches Allegedly Fixed

by

On January 5th, national daily newspaper Milliyet broke the story that 19 soccer matches in Turkey have allegedly been fixed.  English language daily Today’s Zaman also reported this story the following day.  The… Continue reading

USSF Brokered Compromise Official

by

Press release follows. Comment away! From the U.S. Soccer Communications Center: DIVISION 2 PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE TO OPERATE IN 2010 U.S. Soccer Will Oversee Two Conference League CHICAGO (Jan. 7, 2009) – The U.S.… Continue reading

SPA Daily Podcast: January 7th

by

On Thursday’s edition on the Set Piece Analysts daily podcast, Johnathan, Kartik, and Richard: The day’s results in Italy’s Serie A, The issues at striker with the German National Team, Ivory Coast’s criticism… Continue reading

SPA Daily Pod: January 6th

by

On the Wednesday edition of the Set Piece Analysts Podcast, Brian, Kartik and Johnathan discuss: 1) FIFPro came out on Tuesday with another statement in favor of the MLSPA. We discuss this second… Continue reading

USSF Seeking Compromise

by

The USSF convened a meeting today between representatives of the NASL and USL to try and forge a compromise in the battle for second division sanctioning. As we reported yesterday, the subject of… Continue reading

Turkish national team – Coaching rumors

by

The Turkish national team has not had a head coach since the last of the World Cup qualifiers was ended in October.  With Fatih Terim’s resignation, there have been plenty of rumors going… Continue reading

Tournaments needed in Texas, Florida and California

by

Open Cup tournaments year to year for pro and semi-pro clubs of the individual states of Texas, Florida and California should be the norm, just as these same clubs participate in or try… Continue reading