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On Spirituality and Football

The BBC World Service recently ran a segment concerning the confluence of faith and football. It was interesting in that it depicted how nuanced and sophisticated, as well as deeply entrenched, one’s spiritual beliefs can be with their sporting life in the beautiful game. The discussion ran the gambit from […]

Daily news roundups

Fire, Red Bulls hire coaches (and other news)

The Red Bulls hire Hans Backe to coach their team next year. The Swede won four titles in the Danish league. The Chicago Fire set to hire a coach of their own: former El Salvador national team coach Carlos de los Cobos, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. FC Dallas signs […]

NASL / USL

USL, NASL strike deal

The U.S. Soccer Federation has brokered a deal for a single Division 2 soccer league to operate this year. USSF officials announced the deal Thursday as a one-year compromise between the United Soccer Leagues and the breakaway teams that moved to form their own league, the North American Soccer League. […]

Union sell out first sections of stadium
MLS / Union

Union sell out first sections of stadium

Philadelphia Union sold out the first sections of Union Field at Chester, the team announced today. Six sections flanking the midfield on each side of the stadium are now sold out for season tickets. (Click here for a diagram.) The team also introduced three high-end season ticket plans today, ranging […]

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All Ugly World XI 2010

AUXIpics After reading about 4,237 different best XI of the decade lists, I thought I’d switch it up a bit.  I wanted to consider not just the most gifted players of the Premier League or La Liga or Serie A, etc. but rather the most talented footballers who also possess […]

Great Philly soccer teams: Lighthouse
History / Philadelphia Soccer History

Great Philly soccer teams: Lighthouse

A powerhouse of mid 20th century American soccer, Lighthouse Boys Club won 5 U-19 national championships and provided players to local amateur and professional teams as well as the US national team.

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

FIFA says it will not intervene in the ongoing MLS labor dispute. FIFA says they have been assured by MLS that FIFA’s regulations “have been and will be respected.” The speculation about where Freddy Adu will end up can finally end: he is joining Greek side Aris FC. The speculation […]

Battle of the Ronaldos?
Brazil / CONMEBOL / Copa Libertadores / Real Madrid

Battle of the Ronaldos?

Brazilian club team Timao has reported on their website a finalized deal to set the Corinthians against Real Madrid in a friendly that would pit Christiano Ronaldo and Kaka against Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima from Brazil and newly signed Roberto Carlos. Although no date is official, the Timao site […]

Daily news roundups

Daily news roundup

Landon Donovan, along with Kasey Keller, has criticized the unwillingness of the MLS to compromise in negotiations with the Players Union for a new CBA and warn that a lock out could harm preparations for the World Cup. Landon Donovan’s debut press conference at Everton was postponed because of the […]

Soccer on TV / World Cup / World Cup - International

World Cup In 3D (?!?)

HD is soooo two hours ago. With the 3D entertainment trend re-awakening after decades in hibernation (seems like I’m one of 3 people who hasn’t seen Avatar yet), ESPN has announced that it will be launching a network broadcasting sports in 3D. Stupid glasses required. The very first such event […]

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