Today’s arrests are just the beginning. Is it the end of FIFA as we know it? I read the news today. Oh boy. FIFA officials arrested, face U.S. extradition Criminal case opened […]
#USMNT 0:1 Germany: Yanks back into round of 16
It wasn’t pretty, but the Yanks advance. What next? Also, the ghost of Landon Donovan. The US Men’s team lost to Germany today, but thanks to Portugal’s win over Ghana the Americans advance […]
Nigeria 1:0 Bosnia-Herzegovina: how bad was the officiating?
Edin Dzeko’s disallowed goal was clearly onsides, but a close review of the replay suggests that it was a simple missed call. Yesterday’s pivotal Nigeria/Bosnia-Herzegovina match featured a blown offsides call that deprived […]
World Cup friendlies are a necessary evil. Emphasis on the “evil.”
It’s Hold Your Breath Season. At least three World Cup dreams ended today and the USMNT plays tomorrow. For the 32 national football sides heading to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World […]
Will Germany meet Ghana in the World Cup final? (Probably not. But I predicted it.)
Black Stars vs. Die Mannschaft was my prediction for Brazil after Copa 2010 in South Africa, but a lot has changed. Four years ago, in the aftermath of Spain’s World Cup win, I […]
#USMNT should pledge itself to Jurgen Klinsmann for the long term – regardless of what happens in Brazil
Landon Donovan was left off the World Cup team and American soccer fans are up in arms. Everyone needs to calm the heck down and think about the big picture for a minute. […]
UEFA okays moving 2022 World Cup to winter: who could possibly have seen this coming?
UEFA (the governing body of European football) has given its tentative approval to moving the 2022 World Cup to the winter. The prospect of a winter World Cup in 2022 took a […]
Racism in football: FIFA adopts the Dr. Sammy Plan
A couple of weeks ago I went off on FIFA and its president, Sepp Blatter, over the issue of racism in world football. The impetus for that post was the racist abuse […]
Blatter “appalled” by racist abuse of Balotelli: hey Sepp – less talk, more action
Racist abuse of AC Milan striker Mario Balotelli by AS Roma fans in yesterday’s Serie A match caused the official to briefly suspend play. After an PA announcement warning the offending supporters […]
Lawyers, guns and money and Shari'a Law and air conditioning the desert: how the hell did the US lose World Cup 2022 to Qatar?!
Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the governing body of world soccer, today awarded the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The move is regarded by most as an upset – the odds-on […]