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Bill Littlefield: An Interview with the host of Only a Game

Bill Littlefield is the host of WBUR's Only A Game, a weekly sports radio show. (Courtesy WBUR.org)

 By Kevin Koczwara

Bill LiIttlefield has been talking sports on his weekly radio show Only a Game on WBUR and NPR since 1993. Since Only a Game’s inception, Littlefield and his team of producers/reporters have brought a special perspective to sports and sports news and commentary.

Only a Game doesn’t take the easy way out. It doesn’t report on the easy or hot-button stories every week. Instead, Littlefield and company work at finding different angles to over reported and over hyped stories, to finding gems hidden beneath the footprints other journalists leave while forgetting the value of digging deeper and seeing stories in another light. Only a Gamei’s a radio program dedicated to exploring and discovering.

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Stuart Holden Interview: Holden making the best of his chances at Bolton

Stuart Holden established himself as one of the United State's best players while playing for Major League Soccer team the Houston Dynamo. Holden made the move to the English Premier League last January. Since his arrival at Bolton, Holden's solidified himself as a top-notch midfielder. (Courtesy Wikicommons/Longbomb)

By Kevin Koczwara

Owen Coyle saw something in Stuart Holden the rest of the English Premier League missed, and he signed the American international after Holden impressed the manager during a trial. Since, Holden hasn’t disappointed the Wanderers’ supporters.

In fact, the 25-year old has taken the Premier League by storm in his first full season in Bolton after playing out his contract with Major League Soccer and the Houston Dynamo. Holden was voted by the fans as the league’s best player for the first half of the season in The Guardian because of his stellar play. With his hard work, pace and skill, it isn’t hard to see why he’s become a fan favorite not only in Bolton, but also across England. Holden has been an integral part of Coyle’s side fighting for a European place next season.

In 28 appearances this season for the Wanderers, Holden’s scored two goals. His two goals sealed important wins for Bolton, but it was his second that established him as a Bolton favorite.

On Dec. 12, Holden ghosted into the Blackburn box in the 88th minute and put home a blistering shot, beating Rovers’ goalkeeper Paul Robinson. The goal sealed a 2-1 win for Bolton in a pivotal derby match despite being a man down after Mark Davies was sent off in the 56th minute, and sealed Holden’s fate in Wanderers fans’ hearts.

Holden took some time out of his busy schedule with Bolton’s winter schedule to speak with The Soccer Guys.

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Joe-Max Moore Interview

Joe-Max Moore (left) works to try and win the ball back for the New England Revolution in 2003 from Los Angeles Galaxy defender Alexi Lalas (right). Courtesy Revolutionsoccer.net

By Chris Wimmer

Recently Chris Wimmer, writer for Virginia Online Soccer News, got the opportunity to speak with former U.S. national team forward Joe-Max Moore.

Moore played for three world cup teams and two Olympic squads. While a member of the USMNT he compiled 100 caps (10th all-time) and 24 goals (4th all-time behind only Donovan, Wynalda, and McBride). Moore played in Major League Soccer for the New England Revolution as well as overseas for teams in Germany and England (Everton 99-02).

Until 2004 Moore held the Revolution record for assists and points.

Chris Wimmer: What do you see the future of U.S. soccer looking like following the 2010 World Cup? USWNT/USMNT

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