Author Archives: Richard Farley

Bruce McGuire, Drew Epperley Interview: MLS Talk Podcast

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On previous episodes of the Major League Soccer Talk podcast, we have approached the potential players strike from the media’s perspective (Grant Wahl, Steve Davis), the (former) player’s perspective (Claudio Reyna), as well as the legal perspective (our February series). … Continue reading

MLS Profits in Light of Ownerships’ Claims, Portland’s Filing

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Thanks to Dave Clark at SounderAtHeart, we have a better idea if MLS owners are actually losing money, a key part of a recent public relations effort (see Leiweke and Wolf) to take the labor debate to the fans. The … Continue reading

Strike in MLS Means Landon Donovan Stays At Everton? Not Necessarily

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From Liverpool, we are reading quotes from Everton FC manager David Moyes saying that a strike means Landon Donovan would stay at Everton. “The loan officially finishes tomorrow and we will send him back but I think there is still … Continue reading

Jamie Trecker Interview: MLS Talk Podcast

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In what is becoming a post-United States Men’s National Team match tradition, I welcome Fox Sports’ senior soccer writer Jamie Trecker. We talk about the team’s performance last Wednesday in Amsterdam, where the team lost to the Netherlands 2-1.

Everton Talking to Galaxy, MLS About Donovan Loan Extension

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Reports in England confirm that Everton is talking to Major League Soccer and the Los Angeles Galaxy about extending Landon Donovan’s loan. The original loan deal sending Donovan to Liverpool was for ten weeks, putting the league’s Most Valuable Player … Continue reading

Claudio Reyna Interview (Part 2): MLS Talk Podcast

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On this edition to the Major League Soccer Talk podcast, I’m joined by a former captain of the United States Men’s National Team, Claudio Reyna. This is the second part of my interview with Claudio, with the first portion released … Continue reading

Jozy Altidore Press Conference: MLS Talk Podcast

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Last week Adidas made Jozy Altitdore available to select media for a video conference. This edition of the Major League Soccer talk podcast features the audio portions of that conference, with the U.S. international talking about his adjustment to England, … Continue reading

Landon Donovan’s Future and the Heart of Labor’s Discontent

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Landon Donovan has impressed David Moyes and the Everton FC brass enough to justify a purchase, though the Toffees’ gaffer is resigned to losing the American star when the player’s loan expires this month. Once the Galaxy star returns stateside, … Continue reading

Grant Wahl Interview: MLS Talk Podcast

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Grant Wahl is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and author of the best seller, The Beckham Experiment. In Tampa for the U.S. Mens National Team’s friendly with El Salvador, Grant joined the MLS Talk podcast Wednesday to talk USMNT … Continue reading

United States Men’s National Team: Formation Paralysis and the 4-2-2-2

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One of the positives Bob Bradley has brought to the United States Men’s National Team is formation stability. Whereas Bruce Arena employed an admirable adaptability, Bradley’s move to an unvarying 4-4-2 has given his players consistent time within one system, … Continue reading