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WST Podcast – Transfer News

Check out my latest appearance on the World Soccer Talk Podcast, where this week we discuss transfers for every Premier League club. https://t.co/faPeU7TKsK

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My Review of 5,000-1 The Leicester City Story for WST

Mixing new writing in with columns from the time, Tanner does not claim to have foreseen this outcome or even predicted that Leicester would surprise people. Instead, he takes his reader into the season through the lens of the betting odds, which started as the season as 5,000-1 and decreased as the season went along… Continue reading My Review of 5,000-1 The Leicester City Story for WST

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WST – USA’s third place game against Colombia will be a true yardstick of team’s playing level

The Colombia match, depending on your perspective, was either an unmitigated disaster or two small mistakes away from being at worst a draw. Subsequent group stage matches saw the U.S. as the favorite, and a deflated or uninspired Ecuador only really pushed the U.S. in the final 20 minutes of their match. No one seriously… Continue reading WST – USA’s third place game against Colombia will be a true yardstick of team’s playing level

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WST – Landon Donovan is shining star in FOX Sports’ disappointing Copa America broadcasts

While Donovan had been pretty good in the Ecuador match, he really came into his own in the game against Argentina where simply being a cheerleader for the U.S. would have been a strained and forced presentation (see Alexi Lalas). The best thing the producers did was pair him with veteran broadcaster J.P. Dellacamera, a man… Continue reading WST – Landon Donovan is shining star in FOX Sports’ disappointing Copa America broadcasts

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Expectations for US Team in Copa America – WST

Almost two years after the World Cup, the US still lacks a firm depth chart for the back four, the next great American striker has yet to truly emerge, and the coming crop of young talent has yet to overwhelmingly impress at the international level. While there is talent in the US pool and some… Continue reading Expectations for US Team in Copa America – WST

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US-Mexico Joint World Cup Bid a Mistake – WST

Partly due to playing politics poorly, partly due to perceptions of the US politically, and partly due to alleged shady deals, the US lost out to tiny Qatar for the 2022 games. While some consider the US to be a favorite to land the 2026 games, other geopolitical factors such as a rising Chinese FA… Continue reading US-Mexico Joint World Cup Bid a Mistake – WST