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Mission Accomplished!

Today the US progressed, and not just to the next round of 16 in this World Cup. They progressed in the ranks of world football. Their status, their pedigree was elevated. How so? They did something that they as a nation have never done before. Something that Brazil, Argentina, Germany […]

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Jozy Altidore Affected By Devastating Earthquake In Haiti

It’s been a tough week for alot people around the world. First, the shocking attack on the Togo international football team in Angola and most recently, a devastating earthquake in Haiti where more than 100,000 people are feared dead. Haitian-American Jozy Altidore who applies his trade with Hull City FC was […]

Pre-Season Preview: Mainz

Manager Thomas Tuchel heads into Mainz’s second consecutive season in the Bundesliga knowing that it will be a struggle to keep the side in the top-flight for another term. Tuchel, who was appointed head coach in August 2009 after Jurgen Klopp led the side to promotion in the 2008-2009 season, […]

Guardiola Leaves Barcelona as a Winner

Barcelona’s hero on the pitch is undoubtedly Lionel Messi but former coach Josep Guardiola leaves behind a winning legacy punctuated by 14 titles in just four seasons. Guardiola’s stint at the helm has witnessed a number of remarkable achievements, particularly winning the Champions League on two occasions. Prior to Guardiola’s […]

What’s Next for ESPN’s Soccer Strategy?

ESPN’s track record of trying to acquire soccer TV rights during the first quarter of 2009 has been abysmal. First, ESPN pulled out of the bidding at the last minute for the European TV rights to the Bundesliga. In February, ESPN lost the Premier League TV rights in the UK […]

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Qatar says six more workers hurt building World Cup venues

Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]

Chelsea and PSG owners eye Beckham MLS Miami buy-in, says report

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]

FA Cup betting preview

  The magic for which the FA Cup is famous around the world is that small town teams get a chance to prove themselves against the big boys, and often reach the latter stages of the competition. When it comes to winning the cup though, small clubs often fail in […]