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West Ham’s Takeover Is Well-Considered, Stable and Boring

For those not emotionally invested, the sale of a prominent Premier League club is chum in the water.  We want easily caricatured nutballs in charge, huge transfer budgets, grandiose schemes destined to fail and decimations of the club’s staff.  We want entertainment. Given that context and the club’s unique penchant […]

West Ham United v MLS All-Stars On ESPN Tonight

Tonight West Ham United plays the Major League Soccer All-Star Team in Toronto, Canada. The match will be shown live on ESPN and ESPN360.com beginning at 7pm ET. I’m intrigued by this match but it’s hard to get excited. West Ham is one of the most vanilla football clubs in […]

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Why Premier League's Game 39 is Good for America

It’s been a trying week for Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore. After unveiling the Game 39 proposal last week, the plan has today been rejected by the Asian Football Confederation and has received a lukewarm response from the U.S. Soccer Federation. With the Asian Football Confederation rejecting the proposal, […]

New Arsenal Away Shirt For 09/10 Season: Revealed

Arsenal’s new away shirt for the 2009-2010 season will be white with redcurrant pinstripes and designed and manufactured by Nike. The new shirt is scheduled to be released in June, 2009. Some Arsenal fans may be surprised to discover that white has been a common color for the Gunners to […]

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Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]