30 Aug 2017

TEB Interview – Dennis Crowley

He goes by the name ‘Dens’ on Twitter and he speaks about the lack of promotion and relegation in the USA. To people outside Twitter, he is the guy who came up with Foursquare and Dodgeball, both very important technical companies. A chance talk with his friends helped launch National

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21 Jul 2017

TEB Interview – Jason Rego

In thinking of clubs to profile for TEB as we continue our look at football (not soccer) in the United States, my intention was never to stick with the well known clubs. England has many levels of football, and so does America. While there is no promotion or relegation, or a

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19 Jun 2017

Forgotten Cosmos Look To Compete In The Big Apple

All good things need to have a start, and the New York Cosmos didn’t just rise up out of the fog of New York City as we continue our look at the shape of the game in the States. In 1971, the Ertegun Brothers, Ahmet and Nesuhi approached Warner Communications

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18 May 2017

TEB Interview – Evan Ream

Our look at football across the pond continues here at TEB as I sat down with Sacramento Republic beat writer Evan Ream to talk about the United Soccer League (USL) side. Q. How could you describe the Northern California football scene? If I had to pick one word to describe

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30 Apr 2017

TEB Interview – Mark Followill on FC Dallas

If you have listened to the YellowCard Podcast on Blogtalk, you will know that I have talked FC Dallas a lot recently. The television play by play guy Mark Followill is a good friend of the podcast so I sat down with him for a chat about the MLS side.

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27 Mar 2017

Timbers Long Road To Almost Ruin Ends In Success

By popular demand, the next club in the series of getting to know Major League Soccer is the Portland Timbers. To explain football history in the States, is to write a book. The Portland Timbers have been around on and off since the seventies. They in fact, ran all the

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21 Feb 2017

Rhinos Stay Strong Even After Fading From MLS View

In our latest look at football in the United States, I go back to a time when Major League Soccer (MLS) was not as well known, a time when Wayne Rooney was not even playing. That time is the nineties. It was a different time. Mobile phones had yet to

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23 Jan 2017

FC Cincy In Race For MLS Slot

For my latest article on football from across the pond, I thought I’d feature a side that Palace will be familiar with having faced them in pre-season, FC Cincinnati. The club was brought into existence when the ownership of the Cincinnati Kings headed by Jeff Berding, and the owner of

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21 Dec 2016

Football In The US Is Weird

Most of the world is interested in football in the USA, since most of the world thinks of America as one of the top countries in the world. It goes without saying that football would help that. However, there are many countries in this world that are much better at the game.

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29 Nov 2016

The US Game Is Broken

Media in America likes to focus on Europe, because we all know Europe does everything better than us Americans do. We get to hear people talk about the English national team, that’s when we aren’t hearing or watching how screwed up the US system and national team can be. This isn’t

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