Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

Major League Soccer needs to jump into St. Louis NFL void

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

One man's trash is another man's treasure -- just ask my couch. In fact, ask every couch I've ever owned. So while St. Louis may be junk to Missouri native Stan Kroenke, the National Football League and plenty of other human beings, there is one man that should be salivating at ...

2016 adidas MLS Player Combine: Five invitees with Indiana ties

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

[caption id="attachment_30331" align="aligncenter" width="460"] Photo credit: mlssoccer.com[/caption] Despite its reputation as a basketball state and not having a noteworthy professional-level soccer club until 2014, Indiana has long been a low-key hotbed for soccer talent (see Yeagley, Jerry). So, true to form, the Hoosier state is once again lining up several potential ...

Franz Beckenbauer under investigation by FIFA

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

After several weeks of speculation, FIFA has confirmed it has targeted former German soccer star Franz Beckenbauer for investigation by the organization's ethics committee. Beckenbauer played a leading role in Germany's successful World Cup bid in 2006, and was one of 22 FIFA voters during the 2018 and 2022 World ...

Donovan: Klinsmann should be gone with loss to Mexico

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015

It's safe to say former U.S. Soccer star Landon Donovan and current national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann probably don't exchange Christmas cards. Klinsmann and Donovan have always had a rocky relationship, and it likely got even rockier on Tuesday. In an interview, Donovan claimed that if the United States loses to ...

San Jose Earthquakes form human shield in attempt to prevent red card

Monday, September 28th, 2015

It's easy to get caught up in the moment and go ape shit immediately after scoring a goal. Unfortunately, it's also possible to forget about a previous yellow card in doing so. Just ask San Jose Earthquakes attacking midfielder Matias Perez Garcia. After getting cautioned in the 77th minute for unsporting behavior, ...

Carli Lloyd and USWNT Peak at the Perfect Time

Monday, July 6th, 2015

“I don’t just want to be a participant in the World Cup. I want to have a legacy. I want to have people remember me.” Those words were spoken by U.S. midfielder Carli Lloyd following the Americans’ 1-0 victory over China in the quarterfinals of the 2015 FIFA World Cup, words ...

FIFA to postpone bidding on 2026 World Cup

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

To say things aren't going well at FIFA right now would be a bit of an understatement, and the horrible news for the organization kept coming on Wednesday. FIFA General Secretary and human French stereotype Jerome Valcke announced that the bidding process for the 2026 World Cup has been delayed. The ...

Video: USWNT’s Tobin Heath posterizes Mexican defender

Monday, May 18th, 2015

In their penultimate tune-up match before heading north to Canada for the 2015 Women's World Cup, the United States Women's National Team sought nothing more than a sharp, confidence-building performance against Mexico on Sunday night at the StubHub Center. Sharpness, they exuded; confidence, they certainly built. A brace each from Sydney Leroux ...