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Lessons Learned from Giornata 18

Like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day, Italian soccer has returned to our airwaves, and this week’s matches saw the return of David Beckham, the goal of the year, and some good calcio as well.  As reports roll in of players leaving Italy in transfers, the question is […]

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Germany Reacts To Win Over England

After the game, interviews were held with Germany coach Joachim Loew, who praised his side’s achievement over England. Key players like Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Miroslav Klose were also interviewed, and were quite jubilant about their success. Franz Beckenbauer also spoke out on the win, but I suppose that […]

Soccer in Sun and Shadow by Eduardo Galeano: Book Review

Author of Soccer In Sun and Shadow, Uruguayan journalist Eduardo Galeano is best known in North America as the author of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent. That novel made headlines (and vaulted to #2 on the Amazon sales list) when Venezuelan President Hugo […]

World Cup Legends #4: Michel Platini

So you may now recognise him as the head of U.E.F.A. and the man that moved the Champions League from a Wednesday night to a Saturday night. What you may not know is that Platini, for 3 or 4 years, was the best player in the world. A fabulous midfield […]

GolTV adds Portuguese Cup to its soccer coverage lineup

Taça de Portugal, also known as the Portuguese Cup, will now be available to viewers on the US sports network GolTV through until the end of the 2015-16 season. GolTV has added the prestigious Portuguese competition soon after announcing a deal to broadcast the Scottish Cup. The network’s EVP of Programming […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]