Author: Jameson Lam
Jameson is a Managing Editor Intern for World Soccer Talk. He played soccer for 10 years while growing up and supports Arsenal and the United States National Team. Living in the San Francisco Bay Area necessitates him to be insane enough to get up as early as 4:45 on Saturday morning to watch the Gunners play on TV. His full time job is in public health research, though he manages to squeeze in his fill of soccer news and matches.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. It is the oldest ongoing soccer competition in the United States. This year marks the 101st edition of the tournament and features a record 80 teams – 42 amateur teams and 38 professional clubs. One of those amateur participants is Cal FC, an amateur soccer team based out of Thousand Oaks, CA that competes in the La Gran Liga de Oxnard of the U.S. Adult Soccer Association Region IV. The players have full time jobs elsewhere, and don’t train ... Read more
Real Madrid and Inter Milan will face off in the International Champions Cup at Kabam Field at California Memorial Stadium on the University of California, Berkeley campus on Saturday, July 26. The match, set to be broadcast in more than 150 countries internationally and on Fox Sports 2 in the US, will kick off at 3 pm PT. Home to one of the premier public universities in the nation, Berkeley is located in the San Francisco Bay Area, about 10 miles from the city of San Francisco. This will mark the first-ever soccer game at the California Memorial Stadium, which was renovated ... Read more
The Premier League claims that fans are the lifeblood of the game and it would be nothing without them. However, some of their actions make you wonder if they really mean that. Mega TV deals mean the Premier League has prioritized the broadcasters at the expense of fans. Despite the influx of enormous amounts of money, already sky-high ticket prices continue to rise, making it more cost-prohibitive to attend a match. Moreover, matches are routinely rescheduled for the sake of TV broadcasts, oftentimes after tickets to the match have already sold out, thus making it difficult to confirm travel arrangements, ... Read more
The name, colors, and identity are etched in the tradition of a soccer club. Recently, however, a couple of Premier League owners have tried to re-brand their clubs in an effort to appeal to a more international audience. Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan changed the club’s traditional colors from blue to red and reportedly has discussed renaming the club to the Cardiff Dragons. Hull City’s owners are trying to change the club’s name to the Hull Tigers. While none of the six American owners in England’s top flight have tried to re-brand their clubs (yet), what if our favorite ... Read more