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 ...

Roberto Mancini: Mario Balotelli Should Get Married

Monday, March 5th, 2012

A few days ago, Roberto Mancini was hailing Mario Balotelli as the best striker Italy has to offer. But in typical Balotelli style, it didn’t take long for the praise to morph into criticism due to the player’s infamous immaturity. This weekend, the Manchester City boss fined Balotelli the maximum allowable ...

Trinidad Soccer Team Turns Into Collection Agency

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Trinidad and Tobago's soccer team is known as the Soca Warriors. Not the Sucka Warriors. That's the message 13 Trinidad and Tobago World Cup veterans relayed to the nation's soccer federation Wednesday after going all "Operation Repo" on the governing body's offices. Still owed bonuses for appearing in the 2006 World Cup, ...

Fan Handcuffs Self To Goal Post Mid-Game (Video)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

With five minutes left in the first half of Tuesday's English Premier League match between Everton and Manchester City, a protester managed to get onto the field and handcuff himself to Joe Hart's goal post. There was about a 10-minute delay to remove the fan, who failed to provide a key. Hello, ...

Time Magazine Doesn’t Think U.S. Is Ready For Lionel Messi

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Lionel Messi is the best soccer player in the world. The diminutive whiz is the three-time FIFA world player of the year. So naturally he'd grace plenty of magazine covers worldwide. However here Stateside, King Leo apparently isn't worthy yet (you know because soccer is still a niche sport in the ...

WPS Season Cancellation Has Plenty Upset (Don’t Laugh)

Monday, January 30th, 2012

This week should be one of celebration for women's soccer in America as the U.S. team qualified for the London Olympics emphatically, outscoring its CONCACAF opposition 38-o over five matches. Instead, news that the Women's Professional Soccer league is shutting down shop for the 2012 season has overshadowed any positive headlines ...

Wayne Rooney Is Drumming With The Enemy

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

With plenty of extra cash to throw around, Wayne Rooney has spent plenty on cars, homes and a new hairline. Now, it looks like the Manchester United forward is setting his sights on music memorabilia. You'd think a Scouser like Rooney would stay true to his Liverpudlian roots and go for ...