Comparing Andrea Pirlo’s life at Juventus to New York City FC [INFOGRAPHIC]
Comparing Andrea Pirlo’s life at Juventus to New York City FC [INFOGRAPHIC]

Andrea Pirlo and Steven Gerrard, the greatest Italian (definitively) and English (arguably) players of the 21st century, are coming to America. Their paths famously crossed on that 2005 night in Istanbul, back when Gerrard looked exactly the same but Pirlo hadn’t yet birthed the beard that gives him his >brooding […]

How Steven Gerrard’s life in LA compares to Liverpool [INFOGRAPHIC]
How Steven Gerrard’s life in LA compares to Liverpool [INFOGRAPHIC]

Arguably the greatest English footballer of the 21st century, Steven Gerrard has invaded America. After making his LA Galaxy debut in the International Champions Cup followed by a second half outing in the US Open Cup earlier this week, Gerrard scored his first goal in MLS after his team thrashed […]

Newspaper front covers ahead of Women’s World Cup final [PHOTOS]
Newspaper front covers ahead of Women’s World Cup final [PHOTOS]

Despite scheduling that saw the U.S. Women’s National Team play every World Cup knockout match on a weekday evening, record numbers of Americans have tuned in to support their squad on the team’s march to today’s final. But has the women’s game finally broken through to the mainstream? Last summer […]

Play the Warren Barton drinking game
Play the Warren Barton drinking game

For those times when you’re bored and you end up watching the pre-game, half-time or post-match soccer analysis on FOX Sports, we have a solution to make their analysis more enjoyable — a drinking game. For readers 21 and older, print out the Warren Barton bingo card below. And every time […]

List Of 9 Other Potential Lawsuits in Light of Valencia And DC Comics Saga
List Of 9 Other Potential Lawsuits in Light of Valencia And DC Comics Saga

For 75 years Batman has deftly defended Gotham City from the mass-murderous schemes of such villains as the Joker, the Penguin, the Riddler, Two-Face, Bane, and Poison Ivy. Now, the Dark Knight must tackle his most terrifying threat yet  - an attack on his $11 billion merchandise empire. DC Comics is now […]

Cosmos And Red Bulls Both Have Opportunity to Win Silverware For New York
Cosmos And Red Bulls Both Have Opportunity to Win Silverware For New York

These days New York’s baseball, football, basketball, and hockey teams are as blah as a slice from one of Manhattan’s now-ubiquitous 99-cent pizza joints. The Yankees have missed the playoffs for the past two seasons and have a roster older than Wilford Brimley’s Cocoon crew. The Mets have been selling hope longer than […]

10 Reasons Why Steven Gerrard Should Join The New York Cosmos
10 Reasons Why Steven Gerrard Should Join The New York Cosmos

On Long Island, far from Manhattan’s bright lights, the new New York Cosmos may be gathering a glittering constellation of fading stars. Last week Real Madrid legend Raúl announced that he’s joining the club that already boasts his former Spain squadmate Marcos Senna. Now come reports that Steven Gerrard is considering crossing the Atlantic to […]

Signing Ex-Real Madrid Legend Raul Would Be A Major Coup For New York Cosmos
Signing Ex-Real Madrid Legend Raul Would Be A Major Coup For New York Cosmos

Pele. Franz Beckenbauer. Giorgio Chinaglia. Carlos Alberto. Shep Messing. Legendary players who helped the New York Cosmos version one fill up New Jersey’s Giants Stadium in the 1970s. By the early 80s, Mick Jagger and Henry Kissinger stopped popping in for post-match champagne and the most famous soccer club in American history […]

Entertaining Vincent Tan Will Add Spice to New LA MLS Team [PHOTOS]
Entertaining Vincent Tan Will Add Spice to New LA MLS Team [PHOTOS]

Just because Vincent Tan may become a minority investor in Chivas USA doesn’t mean that the Malaysian is not going to actively get involved in making key decisions at the MLS club, which is more than likely to relaunch in 2-3 years from now. Out of the investors linked to […]

An In-depth Look At The New MLS Logo
An In-depth Look At The New MLS Logo

  NBC’s Hollywood Game Night. Pleated Dockers khakis. The Chevy Tahoe. Maroon 5’s music. David Cameron’s hair. People magazine. The new Wembley Stadium. Each the pinnacle of blandness in its field, and to these we can now add Major League Soccer’s new logo. MLS can call upon graphic design’s best […]

The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed
The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed

For Premier League fans, like James Bond in The World is Not Enough, Christmas comes twice a year. First, when August brings a three-week tease of action, and then again when the Prem triumphantly returns replete with new transfers after a torpid international break. Before Saturday’s slate, let The Sweeper […]

The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week
The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Exhale. Savor summer’s few remaining days. Fire up the grill. Slither down a slip n slide. Lay back in a hammock while cradling a watery beer. It’s the September international break, and with options like Finland v Faroe Islands, Denmark v Armenia, and Bolivia v Ecuador, the emphasis is on […]

The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week
The Sweeper: 10 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Allow The Sweeper to hurtle you through this past week’s best stories at the speed of Mario Balotelli racing through Milan’s streets in a Ferrari with his queasy pet Rottweiler by his side. 1. “Think Outside the Ibrox” Picture Ben Roethlisberger back in the MAC scrambling to find holes in the […]

The Sweeper: 11 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week
The Sweeper: 11 Soccer Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Before we throttle into another action-packed weekend, let The Sweeper, a new World Soccer Talk feature, take you back through the week that was for some of the stories from around the web that you may have missed. 1. “Christmas in August.” The transfers are flying fast and furious as […]

Jack Wilshere and the History of Smoking in Soccer
Jack Wilshere and the History of Smoking in Soccer

What happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere as he was recently caught smoking a cigarette while partying poolside. He duly apologized, saying “Of course I regret it…I have kids myself and I don’t want them growing up to think their dad smokes and it’s […]

Crests For 32 World Cup Teams Ranked From Best to Worst
Crests For 32 World Cup Teams Ranked From Best to Worst

Germany may have triumphed on the pitch, but today we’re concerned with crowning the champion of a more esoteric field. Which World Cup country wore the best crest? The criteria for ranking each nation’s badge of honor is the quality of graphic design, uniqueness, suitability for sport, its rendering on […]

How New Soccer Fans Can Continue Their Passion For the Sport
How New Soccer Fans Can Continue Their Passion For the Sport

After a month of World Cup action, facing this week’s matchless void was like stumbling out of a bar and into the blinding sunlight. And if the USMNT’s addictive run was your first taste of the sport then you may be feeling like Lindsay Lohan sitting poolside at the Château […]