Belgium: America’s future?

By John Ruberry In World Cup soccer on Tuesday, Team USA will face-off against Belgium, which offers a timely opportunity to look at Belgium's present--and America's possible future. As with the United States, Belgium's birth was the result of a revolution--the Belgians rebelled against rule by the Netherlands, the nation, born in 1830, was largely … Continue reading Belgium: America’s future?

I’m not a soccer guy but this is cool

Video: GOTD: Howard scores amazing Goal Almost as interesting as the Goal was his reaction to it: Howard, who was making his 250th appearance for Everton, didn't react out of consideration for Bogdan and was walking back to his own goal when he was mobbed by teammates. "It's not a nice place to be," Howard … Continue reading I’m not a soccer guy but this is cool

I turned on the Women’s World cup and was shocked to see…

...an incredible finish, US strikes, Japan counter-strikes with little time left. Then it happens again, US strikes, Japan counter strikes to tie it. And of course the jinxes. First the announcer states there has never been a Red card in a woman's world cup final and of course there is a red card. ( A … Continue reading I turned on the Women’s World cup and was shocked to see…

This is the worst timing for the NYT

since Bill Ayers was featured on Sept 11th 2001. Headline: An Apology to Maradona, a Rollicking Genius We misjudged your appointment as coach. We believed that Julio Grondona, the 78-year-old president of Argentina’s soccer federation, had lost all sense of reason in asking you, a fading icon without a coaching badge, to pick up a … Continue reading This is the worst timing for the NYT

Unbelieveable US Wins in 91st Minute!

I had to go somewhere today and got back with 10 minutes left to the game seeing England ahead and the US game at 0-0 with under 10 min to go. The England game just finished and Slovakia was in for about 30 seconds when Donovan scored on the rebound. One important thing to point … Continue reading Unbelieveable US Wins in 91st Minute!

No wonder they like soccer

You know come to think of it Soccer does seem the perfect international game where playacting is rewarded vs reality. Do you remember the first Gaza Flotilla that were portrayed as activists until the video game the lie to it: And it looks like they are going to try it again: Over the next few … Continue reading No wonder they like soccer

Morning Joe Echos commenter “Proud to Serve”…

...likely this will be one of the few times this will be true: Americans love competition. Repeatedly watching soccer players moderately contacted across the thigh or hip, only to react by clutching their head and writhing violently on the ground, will not sit well with Americans. This is x2 when the same said player immediately … Continue reading Morning Joe Echos commenter “Proud to Serve”…

Robert Stacy let me explain to you…

...why you are getting so excited over this: What’s wrong with me? Why do I keep blogging about this controversy? But that ripped-off goal still rankles: The reason why one blown call (and lets face it when it comes down to the scheme of things that's all it is, a blown call) by a ref … Continue reading Robert Stacy let me explain to you…

There are many thing about Soccer that are not easily understood

but some things are the same the world over. Athletes who are full of themselves: Striker Nicolas Anelka was kicked out of France's World Cup squad for insulting coach Raymond Domenech and refusing to apologise, the French Football Federation said. Anelka insulted Domenech in a crude manner at half-time of a 2-0 defeat by Mexico … Continue reading There are many thing about Soccer that are not easily understood

Most soccer matches you don’t have 3 goals scored in the whole game.

But Gonzalo Higuain of Argentina has just managed a Hat Trick against South Korea in the World Cup. The Score is 4-1. You would never know this was soccer. Update: If you want to see why Americans aren't interested in soccer check out the France Mexico game if you can stay awake.

I’m not a World Cup fan but the Spain Swiss match was really something

While browsing the net I had the Switzerland v Spain match on the TV in the background. The Spanish played Soccer in an actual exciting fashion constantly on the attack they were pressing the Swiss so hard that is seemed every few min there was a shot on or near the goal. But it seemed … Continue reading I’m not a World Cup fan but the Spain Swiss match was really something

If Dave Zirin considers conservatives racist for disliking soccer…

...I wonder what he will say about these Islamic clerics: Sheik Yuusuf Abuu Hamza. an official from the city's Islamist administration confirmed the arrest of world cup fans, accusing them of being guilty against Islam. “They have made a big mistake; they didn’t obey the orders not to watch the un-Islamic event of football so … Continue reading If Dave Zirin considers conservatives racist for disliking soccer…

Racism, the liberal answer to everything, even soccer

For our liberal friends there is nothing in the conservative mind that can't be explained by conservative racism. Not even the like or dislike of Soccer: "When we say Americans don't play soccer we are thinking of the big white people who live in the suburbs. Tens of millions of Hispanic Americans [and other nationalities] … Continue reading Racism, the liberal answer to everything, even soccer