Soccer Violence Escalates with Economic Woes

On Saturday in Belgrade, Serbia, fans of the soccer team Red Star were very angry about being penned in at the stadium before a match against rival Partizan. This caused many of the fans to begin ripping out the hard plastic seats and hurling them at the police. Partizan fans rained dozens of flares on… Read More »

2007 Women’s World Cup in China

Host: China (for the second time) Dates: September 10- September 30 Winner: Germany Golden Ball Winner: Marta (Brazil) Golden Shoe Winner: Marta (Brazil) with 7 goals The German team celebrating their World Cup victory (Dowling)   Precedents Since the FIFA Women’s World Cup only originated in 1991, the tournament was still evolving. As such, the… Read More »

Histoire Court des Equipes dans le semi de Ligue des Champions

L’image au dessus (que vient de graphiste Emilio Sansolini) des maillots vielles de ces équipes dans les semis de ligue des champions me fait penser de l’histoire de chaque équipe, quand ils portaient ces maillots ici. Pour moi, ces équipes (avec quelques plus en Angleterre) sont les gardiens de football – les équipes avec le plus… Read More »

Pia Sundhage – Sweden’s next men’s football coach?

As I’ve been reading through multiple articles surrounding the build-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup for the Swedish team, one name has consistently come up: Pia Sundhage. The former coach of the US women’s national team, and now the current coach of the Swedish women’s national team, is revered by both players and fans.… Read More »

Goal Scoring Goalie?

Perhaps unknown to soccer fans outside of Brazil, Rogério Ceni is somewhat of a legend in Brazil, especially to fans of São Paulo FC, the team he’s played at his entire professional career (since 1993). Ceni is known for being extremely loyal to São Paulo: he holds the record for most matches played as captain… Read More »

Champions League Semifinals- Team recaps and Journey

With the quarter-finals of the UEFA champions league play in the books, the tournament is now down to just four teams. The four remaining teams are reigning Italian league champions Juventus, German champions and perennial powerhouse Bayern Munich, Spanish giants F.C. Barcelona, and reigning European and FIFA club world cup champions Real Madrid. With the… Read More »


Throughout the history of soccer, flopping has been a significant problem that has pervaded the nature of the game. Also known as diving, this issue has reigned supreme especially in modern day soccer, as players will feign injuries in order to gain an advantage (often a free kick) for their respective teams. There are varying… Read More »

FA Cup Final 2015 Preview: Aston Villa vs. Arsenal

    Time: 12:30 PM EST Date: Saturday May 30th, 2015 Location: Wembley Stadium. London, England Television: FOX Last weekend, the stage was set for the 2015 FA Cup final. Arsenal defeated Reading 2-1, while Aston Villa defeated Liverpool 2-1, setting up an Arsenal vs. Aston Villa match-up for the 2015 FA Cup final. The FA… Read More »

From Tragedy to “Golden Chicharito”

Last week, Carlos Reyes Stoneham wrote a wonderful post detailing Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez’s unfortunate issues on Real Madrid, including his almost-permanent relegation to the bench, potential bumps he could face once his loan to Real Madrid expires, and his strained relationship with both Real and Manchester United.  However, a few days later, Hernandez scored the game-winning goal in… Read More »