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Whitecaps Looking Up for 2012

The Vancouver Whitecaps’ first season in MLS ended as so many other “expansion” teams’ season have ended in U.S. leagues throughout the years: basement and struggling to build for the future.*  After the near immediate success of recent MLS additions like Seattle and Philly, as well as the late playoff […]

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The Tale of Two Chelseas

That is, one with Didier Drogba and one without Didier Drogba. I, like many others have stated before, have always had this sort-of idea that Chelsea were a completely different team when Drogba wasn’t playing. During tonight’s match versus Porto, this idea culminated into a thesis that was entirely tangible […]

Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund, 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US: Chelsea vs Paris Saint-Germain, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 1 and FOX Soccer 2Go Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid, 2:45pm, FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus and FOX Soccer 2Go Starting line-ups: Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Lampard, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, […]

Inter Dismantle Manchester City 3-0 in Baltimore

While this was a mere friendly and many of the starters from both teams were not on hand, the manner with which Inter overcame Manchester City serves as a warning for those aiming to dethrone the Serie A champions and Champions League winners. The Nerazzurri were missing the likes of […]

Confessions of a Frustrated World Cup Fan

Raise your hand if you live in these great United States, you work full time Monday-Friday, or close to it, and you’re a passionate football fan and love the World Cup with every fiber of your being? If you’re anything like me, your hand is probably (frustratingly) raised high in […]

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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 […]