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Serie A Preview – The Resurrection of Juventus

Mention the 2009-2010 season to Juventus’ 170 million fans and they will shake their head in disgust.  Italy’s most successful and beloved soccer team was a shell of itself, missing out on a European tournament spot due to poor play and aging players.  It is not a coincidence that the […]

ONE YEAR TO GO: Will World Champs or World Chumps be flying to South Africa?

To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot […]

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Why Soccer Is The Perfect Sport For The Internet Age

The convergence of social media, broadband technology and HD transmissions means that soccer, more than any other sport, is perfect for this Internet age. It’s a sport that’s 24/7, 365 days of the year. It’s unlike any other pastime. Due to soccer’s popularity worldwide, a day doesn’t go by when […]

Where Do Chelsea and Arsenal Go From Here?

You had to rub your eyes to believe it. The current Premier League champions, Chelsea, losing three-nil against the team, Arsenal, who had finished last season in third place. It was a role reversal of immense proportions. Chelsea played like Arsenal of last season, committing silly defensive errors while Arsenal […]

Soccer News From Around The World: Sept. 2, 2008

If your head is spinning like mine is from all of the Premier League news from the past 48 hours, maybe it’s time to get back to reality and read some interesting posts about other football leagues other than the Premiership. Here are just a few of the excellent articles […]

Watch ‘Inside The Timbers Army,’ A Film About How Portland Timbers Fans Create Tifos [VIDEO]

The creativity and passion that Portland Timbers supporters pour into making incredible tifos to help support their team is outstanding. Thankfully, filmmakers have captured the fans and the process on video to give soccer fans such as ourselves a better understanding of what goes into making these beautiful designs. The […]

Keller Nears Relegation

Kasey Keller’s Borussia Mönchengladbach fell deeper into the relegation zone with a loss yesterday to fellow Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg SV. If Keller’s team fails to avoid the drop it will be interesting to see if Major League Soccer will make a serious attempt to bring the near legendary American keeper […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]