Sunday, September 24, 2017

Soccer’s Rising Sun? Japanese Soccer After South Africa 2010

Soccer’s Rising Sun?  Japanese Soccer After South Africa 2010

By Trevor Kew In the months leading up to this summer’s World Cup in South Africa, few neutrals would have liked Japan’s chances.  Faced with Eto’o’s physical Cameroon, Holland’s A-list of superstars and Denmark’s experienced (and tall) squad, there seemed little chance of the Samurai Blue progressing out of Group E to the knockout stage. […]

The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender

By Subendran Ravindran The World Cup is over and the soccer season is about to start in England and the rest of Europe are also preparing. Lets face it, we would love to say it was a wonderful World Cup and I was craving for it. I had great expectations, I was still having hopes […]

Another Travesty Paves the Way for Goal Line Technology: How Many More Will It Take?

Another Travesty Paves the Way for Goal Line Technology: How Many More Will It Take?

By G. M. Hancock I told you so! You wait four long years to see your team have the chance to compete for World Cup glory; a chance which on June 27, 2010 was sadly stolen from England. In Bloemfontein we saw yet another complete travesty in the world of football which may have been […]

Effects of the World Cup on Grass Roots Soccer in the US

Effects of the World Cup on Grass Roots Soccer in the US

By Steve Crane The World Cup was a huge event, watched by millions, perhaps billions of people worldwide. For a month, every part of our planet was overtaken by World Cup fever. Even in America! It really helped that the US teams made their games exciting by waiting to the last minute to score against […]

The English Delusion

The English Delusion

By David Hall The English national team is nowhere near good enough to win the World Cup. This tournament made that clear and so did the last one. What concerns me chiefly in this article is the quadrennial failure of the English to see this. A society’s inability to look reality squarely in the eye […]

Why I Loved The World Cup

Why I Loved The World Cup

By Stephanie Gardner Unlike most American women, my husband has shown me the truth about soccer. It is a perfect, beautiful sport. It unites people from all over the world, and represents unity in many war-filled countries. In Cote d’Ivoire, soccer stopped a civil war. The sport itself is like no other. It can end […]

Serbia coach Radomir Antic punished by FIFA for inappropriate behavior

Serbia coach Radomir Antic punished by FIFA for inappropriate behavior

By Milos Kosic Serbia coach Radomir Antic received a four-game ban from FIFA, a news that will have a significant influence on the team’s chances of qualifying for the Euro Cup. After the game Australia – Serbia, Antic verbally attacked referee Jorge Larrionda for denying Serbia a late penalty that could have helped the team […]

An Everyday World Cup Final

An Everyday World Cup Final

By Trevor Kew The World Cup Final just doesn’t come along every day. In fact, other than the Olympics, it is difficult to think of a major sporting event that does occur less frequently. The Super Bowl lumbers by each winter, the Stanley Cup laces up its skates (some would say inexplicably) well into spring, […]

MARK’ S MAYHEM: World Cup Aftermath…What Now for the United States?

MARK’ S MAYHEM: World Cup Aftermath…What Now for the United States?

By Mark Vincent Lincir The best moment in my entire life was watching Landon Donovan score the game winning goal in stoppage time against Algeria during group play of the World Cup. My second greatest moment was watching Landon Donovan and Bob Bradley appear on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. I especially loved Bob’s […]

Can USA win the World Cup!

Can USA win the World Cup!

By Ryan Smith Watching the USA bow out of the 2010 world cup was bitter and painful, especially after the relatively easy path to a semi-final match that generated, as compared to the rest of the 2nd round teams.  Team USA had strengths in this World Cup that it could play off and use to […]

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