Thursday, 24 March 2011

MLS: A Transatlantic View Of 2011

Major League Soccer continued its uphill struggle for acceptance in both the world football scene and as a domestic sport with the beginning of their 2011 league season last week.

The nation's growing contingent of soccer fans and investors will see the new campaign as their opportunity to bounce back from the heartbreak of missing out on hosting the 2022 World Cup.

And with an expansion of teams, the return of the reserve league and more significant restructures to financial caps and contract laws, it's difficult to argue that the loss of the showpiece tournament to Qatar has derailed America's long term plans to build their profile.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Powell feels for fans after Daggers defeat

CHARLTON’s winless run continued with a 2-1 defeat away to relegation-threatened Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday. Read more

The game also saw me provide co-commentary and analysis for BBC Radio Kent alongside Jamie Hill, my second opportunity to do so this season after teaming with Jamie for the 1-0 win over Colchester in February.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Addicks fight back to halt losing run

CHARLTON ended a run of four straight defeats with a 1-1 draw at home to Tranmere on Saturday afternoon.

Although his equaliser was eventually attributed to Bradley Wright-Phillips, Miguel Llera still had plenty to be positive about following the final whistle:

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Powell: No talks with McCarthy

CHRIS Powell denied that Charlton have made an approach for West Ham striker Benni McCarthy.

The Addicks have been linked with a move for the out-of-favour striker, and are now short in that department after allowing Pawel Abbott to return to Poland.

But although Powell definitely hopes to wrap up two loan signings this week, he explained McCarthy may not
be one of them.

Read more here.