Reaction From Chile And Spain Newspapers to Chile 2-0 Spain [PHOTOS]
Reaction From Chile And Spain Newspapers to Chile 2-0 Spain [PHOTOS]

George Harrison sang that “All Things Must Pass” and so it was for Spain’s reign.  Spanish tears met Chilean cheers. Let’s take a look at how both nations’ newspapers reacted to the match. Catalonia’s Mundo Deportivo (see above front cover) narrowly wins the front page of the day with its zeitgeist-capturing […]

England World Cup Squad Based On Club Affiliation [INFOGRAPHIC]
England World Cup Squad Based On Club Affiliation [INFOGRAPHIC]

The above illustration shows which clubs have contributed players to the 23-man England World Cup squad. Aside from backup keeper Fraser Forster of Scottish champions Celtic, the balance of the squad comes from just eight Premier League sides. This is not necessarily a negative; Italy and Spain won the last […]

Review of Mexico Newspaper Front Pages in Aftermath of Draw Against Brazil [PHOTOS]
Review of Mexico Newspaper Front Pages in Aftermath of Draw Against Brazil [PHOTOS]

The next time a World Cup hater complains about 0-0 soccer scorelines, show them highlights of yesterday’s Brazil-Mexico scorcher. It was non-stop action defined by Mexican goalkeeper Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa acrobatically stonewalling the relentless Yellow-and-Green attack. Sometimes a draw is as historic as a victory. The Mexican media on both […]

Download a World Cup TV Schedule In PDF Format For Viewers in the USA
Download a World Cup TV Schedule In PDF Format For Viewers in the USA

Soccer fans are in heaven right now with the quality and quantity of games available on television and online. But the sheer number of options available can be overwhelming at times, especially when you’re trying to figure out what channel each game will be on. To make things easier, World […]

Mexico Newspapers Confident Of Victory Ahead of Brazil World Cup Game [PHOTOS]
Mexico Newspapers Confident Of Victory Ahead of Brazil World Cup Game [PHOTOS]

Off the field, Brazil and Mexico are economic rivals who both boast the boundless natural resources, large populations, and political clout needed to be Latin America’s leader. But despite Mexico’s strengths, its never come close to emulating Brazil’s soccer success despite both nations sharing a near total sporting devotion to […]

Lineups for Mexico vs Cameroon & Where to Watch the Game On TV
Lineups for Mexico vs Cameroon & Where to Watch the Game On TV

Before we get to the lineups for Cameroon vs Mexico (thanks to Miguel Herrera for already revealing the Mexico’s Starting XI last night), let’s set the scene. Betamax to VHS. The Zune to the iPod. MySpace to Facebook. Napoleon to the Duke of Wellington. Alabama to Auburn in the 2013 […]

Is MLS Heading Toward a Bubble With Plans to Expand to 24 Teams?
Is MLS Heading Toward a Bubble With Plans to Expand to 24 Teams?

There’s been a lot said lately about MLS expansion, but on a recent edition of ESPNFC, analysts Taylor Twellman and Steve Nicol had a fiery exchange that distilled the MLS expansion debate right down to its essence. Lincoln v. Douglas-esque in its gravity, the showdown also evoked Kennedy v. Nixon […]

Which Premier League Made the Best Manager Hire? Everton, United, Chelsea or City?
Which Premier League Made the Best Manager Hire? Everton, United, Chelsea or City?

A brief leadership vacuum emerged in the Premier League’s upper echelon at season’s end. But even though Chelsea, Everton, Manchester City and Manchester United moved swiftly to fill the void with Jose Mourinho, Roberto Martinez, Manuel Pellegrini and David Moyes respectively, each manager steps into a precarious position. Can Roberto […]

Rejected Concepts for England’s New Home Shirt [PHOTOS]
Rejected Concepts for England’s New Home Shirt [PHOTOS]

E pluribus unum. It’s not only the inspiration behind a totally cool country, it’s also Nike’s design process ethos. Many designs were crafted and considered before being culled down to the one chosen to be England’s new 150th anniversary kit. Nike’s meticulous selection system ensures that players and fans alike […]

The Premier League Bar Viewing Experience In Portland, Oregon
The Premier League Bar Viewing Experience In Portland, Oregon

A recent Sunday morning in Portland, Oregon. Early. A brief gargling with Scope does little to wash out the heavy taste of Saturday night’s Rogue Ales and Jamesons. The streets are as deserted as those in The Walking Dead and the sun is only a dull hint in the sky. By all […]

6 Statues Celebrate Most Infamous Moments in English Football [PHOTOS]
6 Statues Celebrate Most Infamous Moments in English Football [PHOTOS]

“It is an ode to defeat” is how the organizer of an art exhibit at Paris’ Pompidou Center describes a recently-unveiled statue of Zinedine Zidane. The 16-foot work, by artist Adel Abdessemed, is unusual in that it doesn’t show Zizou in his pomp like most artistic depictions of athletes. Rather […]

What UEFA Needs To Do To Change Its World Cup Qualification Process
What UEFA Needs To Do To Change Its World Cup Qualification Process

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, there were 32 countries in UEFA, up only seven from the 25 that founded Europe’s governing body for football in 1954. The winds of change that would spur the Scorpions to lay down their greatest hit swept through Eastern Europe and redrew borders that […]

Is Rio Ferdinand Too Old to Continue Playing for Manchester United?
Is Rio Ferdinand Too Old to Continue Playing for Manchester United?

It was nearly two years ago when Welsh wonder wizard Gareth Bale gave the White Hart Lane faithful one of their greatest international nights. His speed, flair, and precision fueled a 3-1 evisceration of Inter Milan in their Champions League group stage match. Such was Bale’s embarrassment of Inter’s right […]

After Being Burned Out On A Summer Of Soccer, the EPL Pulls Me Right Back In
After Being Burned Out On A Summer Of Soccer, the EPL Pulls Me Right Back In

“Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!” -Michael Corleone This has been the endless summer of soccer. The opening rounds of Euro 2012 brought pulse-pounding games almost every day before culminating in Spain’s crowning. Soon after came the men’s and women’s Olympic football tournaments, ending […]

USA Women’s Soccer Team Beats Canada To Reach Olympic Games Final
USA Women’s Soccer Team Beats Canada To Reach Olympic Games Final

Old Trafford, the home of English football’s most crowned champions, hosted the most decorated team in women’s soccer Monday in an Olympic semi-final against Canada. Alex Morgan’s 123rd minute header sealed a surreal American triumph and turned the Theatre of Dreams into Canada’s house of horror. U.S. now have the […]