Tag: soccer


Who’d be a football manager?

Yes, the money’s good and it’d be an interesting and exciting job but the amount of dismissals in the game of football means the likelihood is you’d probably last a couple of months and then that’d be it. It’s not


The story of the third team in NASL history

Football is always full of supporters who are nostalgic for the old days when there wasn’t massive contracts, big television money, and as many bandwagon fans. The explosion of blogs and Youtube has given the common supporter a look into the


A review of the MLS season

What a calendar year 2014 was for American soccer fans and the league. There were many pluses and unfortunately, a couple negative moments too. We saw the emergence of Atlanta, New York City FC, Orlando City SC, LAFC and, potentially,


Beautiful: New York Red Bulls help fulfil dreams of ill five-year old

Five-year-old Irelyn Maloney was born with a rare genetic disorder called Familial Mediterranean fever, which has necessitated 40 hospital stays and six surgeries in her brief life to date. It also prevents the football mad youngster from playing any sport. Well,


The best young players in the world currently under the radar

In the modern world it is nigh on impossible to keep a football talent under wraps. Anyone who shows an ounce of potential has their own highlights reel slapped on YouTube quicker then you can type their name into Google’s search


An ode to Landon Donovan

One of the most important footballers in the United States announced in August 2014 that he was retiring at the end of the season. A footballer who jogs to the beat of his own drum, Landon Donovan has left a


Reading and understanding football odds

For people who like to gamble on football games, ‘beating the odds’ is much more than just a simple phrase. For these people, it is all about making money off of their football knowledge. It is a great feeling being able to take


The late Robin Williams’ hilarious standup routine on football

The incredibly sad news that actor and comedian Robin Williams has passed away has understandably shocked the world, but it has also given us all the chance to look back on a brilliant career and revisit his hilarious back catalogue


Who could be first to get the dreaded sack this Premier League campaign?

As the 2014/15 football season looms upon us it becomes clear that no one in their right mind should want to be a Premier League manager. Increased player power, financial pressure, media speculation and a rich Arabian ready to crack


Vicious: Mexican U19s player kicks Northern Irish opponent in the head

A Milk Cup match between Northern Ireland Under-19s and Mexico descended into chaos when a mass brawl broke out, with a Mexican player appearing to aim a kick towards the head of a Northern Irish player. Think it’s fair to say


A list of big names who could move to the MLS

We have all heard about the USA finally falling in love with football during and after the World Cup. Because of this, Major League Soccer should be reaping the benefits of this new found love for the sport. One way


Why I can’t see the USA getting the 2022 World Cup

The corruption and lies that have gone on with the Qatar World Cup bid wouldn’t have looked out of place on Corrie or Emmerdale, or whatever you youngsters watch nowadays! Maybe it’s all due to the fact that Sepp Blatter


Will Ferrell offers to bite every Germany player ahead of USA’s vital World Cup match

With the United States men’s football team gearing up for their final group G game against Germany in the World Cup, actor and comedian Will Ferrell has told USA fans in Recife that he will personally bite any German player who stands


USA’s Clint Dempsey has released his first official rap song

Former Fulham player Clint Dempsey is America’s most popular and best known footballer but he’s also developing a reputation as a rapper named ‘Duece’. Duece Dempsey (it works, sort of) has upped his game and is releasing an album. If you


USA coach Klinsmann admits his team has no chance of winning 2014 World Cup

There’s nothing like waving the white flag before your team has even taken the pitch in Brazil. Or maybe you could look at USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann as a realist when he says that his team is just not at