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Howler Magazine and the New Wave of Soccer Journalism

It’s pretty much become a cultural joke that soccer is the unofficial sport for American hipsters. The New York Times ran a semi-snarky piece on the sport’s popularity in Brooklyn, America’s hipster headquarters, attributing soccer’s success amongst the “creative class” to “the game’s aesthetics, Europhilic allure and fashionable otherness.” There’s […]

WATCH World Soccer Radio, Live at 9pm ET: Tonight’s Topics: MUFC Crisis, Suarez Witch Hunt & More [VIDEO]

Tonights show: Nick and Danny discuss the fallout from the Chelsea/United match and discuss the continuing crisis at Old Trafford. Also the discussion topics are the Suarez witch hunt and the selective memory of many football fans. Plus the Spurs resurgence and the race for fourth in the Premier League. […]

Why Moneyball Will Not Work in Soccer

In the last decade, the philosophy known as ‘Moneyball’ has revolutionised the way baseball teams evaluate players. Based on the field of ‘sabermetrics’, the approach is designed to reveal players’ ‘true’ value by judging them solely on their performance-related statistics. Given its remarkable success in baseball, how long will it […]

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