Brazil protests: Confederations Cup will not be canceled, World Cup in doubt

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Protests in Brazil over the past week have turned violent and the games of FIFA's Confederations Cup have become a flashpoint for controversy. FIFA has denied that the Confed Cup could be canceled as a result of the protests, but there are now serious questions about country's ability to host ...

Video: Brazil’s Neymar is pretty incredible

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Brazil's soccer team is in the middle of dominating at home in the 2013 Confederations Cup and the breakout star of the tournament is the host country's young forward Neymar. The 21-year-old sensation has already scored two goals and assisted on another after an absolutely mind-blowing move along the touchline. Neymar ...

Landon Donovan left off U.S. National Team for qualifiers

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

On Thursday afternoon the United States men's national soccer team announced its roster for its upcoming slate of five games, and Landon Donovan was left off of it. Jurgen Klinsmann's team will play two friendlies against Belgium and Germany, then jump into three important World Cup qualifiers against Jamaica, Panama and ...

Wayne Rooney wants transfer from Manchester United

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

Outgoing Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that star Wayne Rooney has handed in a transfer request due to frustration at being substituted in recent matches. The 27-year-old forward has been with United since 2004 and now wants out, but Ferguson insists the club has no plans to let ...

Sir Alex Ferguson retiring from Manchester United?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Several British newspapers are reporting that Sir Alex Ferguson is contemplating retirement after 27 seasons as the manager for Manchester United. The 71-year-old is said to be seriously considering stepping away and would go out on a high note, as Man U. wrapped up it's 20th Premier League title recently. On ...

UEFA proposes 10-match ban for racism by players

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

On Wednesday, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino proposed measures to curb racism in European soccer. Players, officials and fans will both be targeted under the new measures. Players or officials guilty of racist offenses will be banned for a whopping 10 matches. For racist abuse by fans, there would be partial ...

Landon Donovan Considering Retirement

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Not only is Landon Donovan considering turning down another trip to England to play for Everton this season, but the 30-year-old may actually be ready to hang up his cleats for good. The man who is undoubtedly the greatest American soccer player in history may simply be burned out on ...

Most Glorious Day For North Korea

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

In an effort to make some extra dough at Rumors and Rants, we've decided to make a foray into public relations writing. Our first client is the People's Republic of Korea. Wednesday mark a great day in the most glorious history of Democratic People's Republic of Korea! In greatest athletic feat since ...