Tag Archives: soccer

Henry’s Magical Goal Takes Down the Crew

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

When you have seen a world class striker perform many times, either on television or in-person, you think you have seen that player do everything.  Then they score an amazing highlight reel goal that makes you scratch your head and … Continue reading

Weekend Results Tighten Eastern Conference Race

Posted on by Robert Hay

Injuries, an international break, and a bevy of good matches gave MLS fans a number of games to watch Friday and Saturday.  With the number of games to be played dwindling, every match-up takes on that much more importance, and … Continue reading

Loss to Seattle Shows Fallacy of Chivas Playoff Hopes

Posted on by Robert Hay

In political parlance, the “laugh test” is the method to determine the reality of a proposal or idea, as in if a person laughs when you tell them your solution to a problem, it both unrealistic and ridiculous.  A few … Continue reading

DC Dominates in 4-2 Win Over Fire

Posted on by Robert Hay

What do the Michigan Bucks and DC United have in common? They are the only two teams to score more than two goals against the Chicago Fire in 2012, but last night the Fire could only blame themselves (and not … Continue reading

MLS Must Show Spine and Suspend Beckham

Posted on by Robert Hay

It’s finally come.  After a few years of dangerous tackles and public outbursts against officials, MLS finally has a very public example of poor behavior by David Beckham that will either lead to a suspension or a discrediting of league … Continue reading

Under Further Review – Monday Morning Sweeper

Posted on by Robert Hay

MLS Review Policy to be Tested this Week Over the past few weeks, MLS players midweek have been issued suspensions or fines by the league for actions that occurred in the past.  The league’s new policy of reviewing harsh fouls … Continue reading

Why Sporting KC-RSL Isn’t This Weekend’s Best Match

Posted on by Robert Hay

All of the hype and eyes of the American soccer community will be on MLS Live Saturday night (yes, someone forgot to negotiate this game into NBC or ESPN’s deal) as Sporting Kansas City host Real Salt Lake in the … Continue reading

Which Team has the Best Supporters’ Group?

Posted on by Robert Hay

Watching the video of the Timbers Army sing the National Anthem again and how much attention that gets in mainstream sports media made me think about what an opportunity MLS has to wedge into the American sports mainstream.  People flinch at the … Continue reading

MLS Preview ’12 – Seattle Sounders

Posted on by Robert Hay

Name: Seattle Sounders Coach: Sigi Schmid Last Year: 18-7-9, 2nd Western Conference, 2nd Overall Hashtag: #Sounders Are Sounders fans too demanding?  In its current iteration, the club is entering its fourth MLS season and has made three consecutive conference semifinals. They own … Continue reading

Premier League Links Of The Day: January 7, 2010

Posted on by Footie Phantom

Let’s gear up for tomorrows FA Cup matches with a video. Take a look at the highlights from last years final. Here’s the links: Aston Villa shaken up [Caught Offside] Buy Beckham’s 2008 Porsche [Ebay] Manchester City played for the … Continue reading

Premiership: Weakened Or Strongest Ever?

Posted on by Kratik Malhotra

The Premiership, probably at the moment, is the most open league for anyone to win since its introduction in 1992. The emergence of teams like Bolton and Sunderland is making them competitors worthy of testing the best in the league. … Continue reading

Is Extreme Partisanship Bad For Football?

Posted on by Matt Duncan

The partisan nature of football is one of the greatest things about the sport. It gives us the chance to get behind one team, to share banter with opposing fans and feel that ecstatic high when our team wins. But … Continue reading

Why the US is a Lock to Host the 2022 World Cup (or Maybe 2018)

Posted on by Eric Altshule

There is some real drama about which European country will host the next World Cup.  Both England and Russia have submitted solid bids, and FIFA is going to have to think very deeply about which country will get to host … Continue reading

U.S. squares off with El Salvador tonight

Posted on by Randy Capps

There are a couple of different ways to look at tonight’s friendly between the United States and El Salvador (ESPN Classic and Galavision, 7 p.m.). The first is to write it off as a meaningless affair. After all, there might … Continue reading

Hey Mark Wahlberg – Dis Beckham All You Want, But Leave Soccer Alone

Posted on by Eric Altshule

In a long and completely boring interview with London’s Daily Mail, Marky Mark Wahlberg had this to say about his neighbor David Beckham: Man, the Beckhams. It used to be so quiet on my road. Then David moves in with … Continue reading

US vs England – A Soccernomics Analysis

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Simon Kuper and Stefan Syzmanski titled the American version of their new book Soccernomics (review is here), but their title for the release in the UK is Why England Lose.  In the book, Kuper and Syzmanski identified the US as a … Continue reading

Italy’s World Cup Group

Posted on by David Schiavone

There you have it, Italy in Group F, drawn with New Zealand, Paraguay and Slovakia. A relatively simple group and one Marcelo Lippi should take the Azzurri through with comfort. Group F Italy New Zealand Paraguay Slovakia They begin the … Continue reading

Random Thoughts on the US Win

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Some random thoughts on the US win and the upcoming game against Costa Rica The Greatest US Win I Have Never Seen.   A lot has already been said about how absurd it was that this game was not broadcast to … Continue reading