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Pre-Season Preview: Borussia Dortmund

Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp achieved his greatest success last season when he lifted the club to an impressive 5th place which would secure Europa League football for the coming season. Although Klopp is relatively inexperienced, his enthusiasm and thirst for success will spur his side on to greater success. Klopp […]

Portugal vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Open Thread

Portugal vs Czech Republic: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Portugal and Czech Republic shirts Sixteen years ago, Czech Republic and Portugal met in the Quarterfinals of Euro ’96. Czech Republic emerged from that game with a 1-0 victory, courtesy of a Karel Poborsky goal. They would go on to finish runners-up to Germany—an Oliver Bierhoff […]

Premiership Preview–10. West Ham

I think it would come as a surprise to many to know that West Ham, not Middlesbrough, not Aston Villa, not any of the promoted clubs, had the highest average of English players in their starting lineups (6.61/11) in the 2007-2008 Premiership season. That surprise symbolizes a commonly-held feeling towards […]

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New World Association of Leagues aims to help FIFA rebuild

A group of professional soccer leagues from all over the world have decided to create a ‘World Association of Leagues’ following a meeting in Paris, the French Professional Football League (LFP) president said on Tuesday. The English, French and Spanish leagues are joined by 20 others from around the world […]

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 […]