Here’s a question that comes up sometimes: How do MLS teams compare with English teams? I thought I would take a shot at it. Clearly, it’s impossible to answer for sure. Even on these summer tours, the English clubs are just starting their preseason, they don’t play their full-strength teams, and the MLS sides – while in the middle […]
If you’re like me and love watching English soccer in person, you will want to make the most of your time over there. Maybe you’re going to be in England anyway and want to know what games are happening, and if so I have some starter tips for figuring out which games to look for. But […]
There are many reasons to love watching soccer in England, but one of the fundamental things that makes soccer great — everywhere in the world, really, except the US — is promotion and relegation. Before I explain what that even means, let’s use a simple analogy that will work for the American sports fan. Imagine […]
Since the last English soccer game I attended, Fulham at Bolton, was in some ways quite a bummer, I spent the time making notes on the various characters one encounters in the stands at a match. And so, my (mostly) American friends, allow me to introduce you to the many faces of the English soccer […]
Why on Earth is mighty Manchester United having to play in front of 9,000 people at Yeovil Town? It’s all about the magic of the FA Cup, for me the best competition in English soccer.