5 Reasons Why Asian Soccer is on the Decline
5 Reasons Why Asian Soccer is on the Decline

After several years of hard work, grueling traveling schedules and thorough preparations, Asia produced four World Cup qualifiers – Japan, Australia, South Korea and Iran. The fact that none of these four sides picked up a victory in a combined total of 12 matches played between them highlights the decline […]

Honduras vs Switzerland Preview and Predicted Lineups
Honduras vs Switzerland Preview and Predicted Lineups

Switzerland play Honduras in their final group game today at 4pm ET/1pm PT knowing that victory will seal their place in the last 16. On paper, it is one of the easier World Cup games to have as a “must win” match because the Hondurans have had a poor tournament […]

Colombia vs Japan Preview and Predicted Lineups
Colombia vs Japan Preview and Predicted Lineups

Japan and Colombia face off today at 4pm ET/1pm PT with both teams in need of points for very different reasons. Los Cafeteros only need one point to be sure of top spot, while the Blue Samurai desperately need their first victory of the campaign and hope Greece do them […]

Chile vs Netherlands Preview: World Cup Group B Decider
Chile vs Netherlands Preview: World Cup Group B Decider

The Netherlands take on Chile at Noon ET/9am PT today in a match that will decide who will be the group winner. Both teams are eager to avoid Brazil in the next round, as both Arturo Vidal and Robin Van Persie have told the press. It should be a carnival […]

Predicted Lineups for Netherlands vs Australia World Cup Game
Predicted Lineups for Netherlands vs Australia World Cup Game

The Netherlands and Australia will play their second game in the World Cup today. Both teams had very contrasting opening results thus far. While Australia were dispatched 3-1 by Chile, the Netherlands gave the performance of the tournament so far (and possibly their lives) demolishing reigning champions Spain by 5-1. […]

Is The Number 10 Role A Dying Breed in Soccer?
Is The Number 10 Role A Dying Breed in Soccer?

Ah yes. The double holding midfield pair. How I love to watch them. The joy of viewing a perfectly weighted backwards pass, the ambition and invention of a lateral pass, and the beauty of a tactical foul. You can’t help but admire their fire-fighting skills. Think of the names. Lucas […]

The Secret to Yaya Toure’s Success as a World-Class Footballer
The Secret to Yaya Toure’s Success as a World-Class Footballer

Every young player in the world can learn something from Yaya Toure. He is the archetypal rampaging midfielder that would start for any club side in the world. There is one reason which explains both of these two statements – Yaya Toure is a football journeyman. This sets him apart from other […]