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 ...

Oh Those Europeans Are So Creative With Their Racism

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Racism has been a major issue in European soccer, well, since ever. It's mind-boggling to us on this side of the pond that racism is so blatantly flaunted at athletic events. Unfortunately, Europe never really went through a Civil Rights movement like we did in the 1960s and 70s here in ...

Chinese TV Expects Euro 2012 To Turn Continent To Ashes

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Anyone who has visited Europe knows it's a beautiful place. And if you haven't? Well, then you better get there quick because the Chinese are about it to burn it to the ground. Don't believe me? Check out this Chinese television advertisement for its upcoming coverage of Euro2012. Maybe they're pissed about ...

Could Galaxy Gaffe Cost Obama Election?

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

I didn't think there was any chance I'd be voting for Mitt Romney this November, but then again I wasn't counting on Barack Obama making a disastrous gaffe that could lead to a Reagan or FDR-style landslide. Obama had the defending MLS Cup champion LA Galaxy at the Oval Office on ...

Chicken Runs on Field During Blackburn-Wigan Relegation Battle

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Who said Monday's Premier League relegation matchup between Blackburn and Wigan would be bad television? The early moments of the game were highlighted by what we'll call, "The Ewood Park Chicken," which made a cameo on the field, pecking around Wigan's penalty box. Wigan goalie Ali Al-Habsi and Blackburn striker Yakubu could ...

United States Soccer Fails to Qualify for Olympics

Monday, March 26th, 2012

The United States' soccer team will not be headed to the Olympics thanks to an epic goalkeeping gaffe. The U.S. Under-23 team tied El Salvador 3-3 on Monday night, ending its Olympic dream, but the play that cost them a trip to London will be remembered for quite some time. Young keeper ...