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Imagine for a moment that an Englishman had been General Secretary of UEFA for two decades and a member of the FIFA executive committee. A rather eccentric character, who had a driver transport him around England in a gold-colored Rolls Royce and who and constantly posed Churchill fashion with a large cigar, this English football…
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A lifelong Burnley fan reflects upon his club's most recent Premier League relegation, and the role the Clarets play in his life.
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MLS Commissioner Don Garber re-opened his dispute with Jurgen Klinsmann last week when he said that the league would continue to pursue U.S. national team players regardless of what the national team coach thought of that approach. While the comments sparked another round of debate about the relationship between Garber and Klinsmann, the reality is…
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On Saturday, largely ignored by the national media, another new American soccer club will be born. And once again, it looks like being another success story. Jacksonville Armada will open their NASL campaign and they hope to beat the league’s regular season attendance record of 14,593. It is another sign that North American club soccer…
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So much for the ‘Greatest League in the World’ eh? For the second time in three seasons, no Premier League club has made it into the last 16 of the Champions League. All the millions spent by Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool counted for little when it came to the crunch. England’s elite just…
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So after all the strike threats, tough talking and marathon negotiations, Major League Soccer’s 20th season will kick off on time this weekend - and the new campaign is in many ways marks a second chance for the league. With a new television deal and a series of expensive ‘name’ signings in the league, along…
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Let’s cut to the chase with this FIFA nonsense. Department of Justice indictments here, Swiss federal investigations there, the corrupted or corruptible soccer leaders from around the world are still going to vote for Sepp Blatter as president. British newspapers headlines can scream for Blatter to go - FIFA congress delegates will vote for him to…
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Jerome Boateng had barely got back on his feet after Lionel Messi’s sublime second goal before the instant-pundits of the social media world were declaring the ‘debate over’ regarding Lionel Messi. There are of course two debates about Messi. Is he the greatest player of the modern era? In other words, the Messi vs. Ronaldo…
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When I moved to the United States from Italy a little over eight years ago, one of the several motivating factors behind the decision was the desire to take a break from soccer. Covering Serie A in Italy for eight years, pretty much all-day, every day, took me to the brink of soccer burn out.…
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There were two developments on the expansion front in Major League Soccer in this past week, that generated two very different reactions in the American soccer community. In Minneapolis, MLS awarded a franchise to the Minnesota United group which is set to become the 23rd team in the ever-growing league. From being a club that…
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Toronto FC looks to back up an impressive opening-week victory, Orlando City hits the road, while New York City FC debuts at Yankee Stadium
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With eight days until the start of the Major League Soccer season and no sign of a deal between the players union and the league over a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, MLS clearly risks a work stoppage at the opening of its 20th season. All reports indicate that the issue of free agency is going…
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Sports reporter
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    Sports reporter, present
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Sports Journalist, Miami
Introduction
Simon Evans writes about sport. He reports for Reuters news agency, writes a column for Soccerly and is a frequent analyst on radio and television. He lives in Miami, Florida. He was born in Burnley, Lancashire, England.
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Co-author of the best selling Rough Guide to European Football.
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Miami
Previously
Nelson, Lancashire - Budapest, Milano, Gallarate