Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

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 ...

Alex Morgan out for the rest of women’s World Cup qualifying

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

United States Women's National Soccer team forward and everyone in America's soccer crush, Alex Morgan isn't just really attractive, she's also one of the squad's best players. Unfortunately, she's going to miss the rest of the CONCACAF Women's World Cup qualifying tournament thanks to a sprained ankle. On Saturday morning, Morgan underwent ...

Video: U.S. fans react to John Brooks goal

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

We all remember this video of fans reacting to Landon Donovan's extra time goal against Algeria that sent the United States through to the knockout round of the 2010 World Cup. It was a fantastic shot of joyous, spontaneous reactions that showed soccer's growing presence and popularity in America. Well, we ...

Video: John Oliver eviscerates FIFA and the 2014 World Cup

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

If you haven't been watching "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" you should really start. The ex-Daily Show correspondent has been fantastic during the first season of his new Sunday night HBO show. His protracted rants about one subject each week have been absolutely perfect and this Sunday was no ...

Landon Donovan ad has terrible (or terrific) timing

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

I finally got around to reading Sports Illustrated's May 26 profile of Adam Silver, but amazingly that wasn't the thing that stuck out the most in the magazine. And not their profile on Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, either. Which is stunning given that both pieces were superbly done. So what could ...

Video: Lionel Messi’s sick free kick vs. Almeria

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

We're far beyond needing to come up with adjectives to describe just how good Argentina's Lionel Messi is at soccer. The man is amazing and on Sunday he showed that again. With Messi's FC Barcelona up 1-0 over Almeria, he stepped over the ball in the 24th minute for a free ...

2022 World Cup in Qatar won’t be played during summer

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Soccer's World Cup traditionally takes place in June and July every four years. But it has been rumored for months that FIFA was considering moving the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar because it would be far too hot for games to take place. Well, now we have ...