Author Archives: Drew Farmer

About Drew Farmer

Follow Drew Farmer on Twitter @DrewMFarmer. Drew Farmer is a Manchester, England-based journalist/blogger that writes for World Soccer Talk. Drew also writes his on blog at Soccer Travels. Drew has contributed to Radio Yorkshire MLS Monday, Forza Italian Football, MLSGB and Soccerly. Originally from southwest Missouri, Drew covers Italy’s Serie A, English Premier League, German Bundesliga and the USA’s Major League Soccer.

David Beckham Isn’t Ready to Retire, But Maybe Ready to Leave LA Galaxy

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Over the weekend, ESPN broke the story that LA Galaxy midfielder David Beckham will reassess his future with the club in December. According to the story, both player and club have the option to part-company at the end of the … Continue reading

Major League Soccer’s Playoffs Spits in the Face of the Regular Season, Again

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The Major League Soccer playoffs have yet again thrown a wrench into the spokes of all thought and belief supporters and fans have in the MLS regular season. Sporting KC, whose points total was the second best in the league … Continue reading

Freddy Adu’s Failure Illustrates USA’s Inability to Understand Soccer Development

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In the summer of 2011, numerous US soccer pundits lauded the return of Freddy Adu after a two-year absence from the men’s national team. The spark that ignited the fire was Adu’s midfield pass that began a counterattack. Though the … Continue reading

MLS Supporters’ Shield Still Has Few Guarantees and Little Significance

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In the 16 previous Major League Soccer seasons, nine different franchises have lifted the top prize in United States and Canadian soccer – the MLS Cup – following the league’s playoffs. Since 1999, the league has given a secondary trophy … Continue reading

Can Sporting KC Emulate Last Season’s Success?

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Sporting KC began the 2011 season on March 19, defeating Chivas USA 3-2 at the Home Depot Center. Nine away matches later, the club opened their new state-of-the-art stadium, Livestrong Sporting Park, playing out a nil-nil draw with the Chicago … Continue reading

It’s Time For MLS To Get Serious About New England Revolution

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Mention the word contraction in American sports circles and many fans will shudder. It was this word that was mentioned in the mid-90s by Major League Baseball in hopes of dissolving teams in markets that made little money. However, MLB … Continue reading