Soccer Tag

A team with no money just won the English Premier League. Vegas had them at 5,000-1 odds. Nobody, including their mothers, picked them to win the title. But it’s clear to me how this happened. To hijack a line from the film Moneyball, “We are card counters at the blackjack table and we’re going to turn the odds on the casino.” Here’s what transpired… Leicester City flipped the script on the excruciatingly top heavy Premier League. A league in which 3 powerhouse clubs have dominated title wins for over 100Read More

Posted On September 16, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Julie Johnston

-Julie Johnston- Instagram: juliejohnston2 Twitter: @_JulieJohnston_ Known for: Playing professional soccer for the U.S. Women’s National Team and the Chicago Redstars. – People like Alex Morgan might get more of the headlines and Woman Crush Wednesday love, but the U.S. Women’s National Team has another gorgeous girl in their ranks. Meet Julie Johnston, a U.S. soccer player who is both a star athlete and an incredible beautiful woman. When Julie isn’t playing soccer, she’s also well-known for her high-profile relationship with Philadelphia Eagles’ tight end Zach Ertz. Check out the photos below and weRead More

Posted On August 24, 2014By Brian WrayIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

A Non-Gamer’s Guide To Playing FIFA

What are some of the most popular video games of all time? I can think of a few…. there’s that game with space soldiers dressed in full body armor, then there’s the one with army people called to duty, and of course there’s the one with the hedgehog. But one that may not come to mind right away? A sports game. And the sport isn’t even popular in this country.   100 Million Copies Sold Worldwide The soccer game franchise FIFA has made a ton of money for EA Sports.Read More

Posted On July 9, 2014By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Alex Morgan

  -Alex Morgan- Twitter: @alexmorgan13 Instagram: alexmorgan13 Known for: Starring for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.   -So now that the U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team has sadly bowed out of the 2014 World Cup, it’s time we turn our patriotic eyes toward the Women’s World Cup in Canada next summer. And as a heterosexual male who isn’t passionate about soccer, the Women’s World Cup offers something which the men’s does not – beautiful women. And the hottest lady in the 2015 Women’s World Cup plays for the goodRead More

Posted On July 7, 2014By Anthony LuceIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

USA Knocked Out of World Cup: Still #1

If any of you have been trying to watch real sports on ESPN recently, you may have seen that the United States Men’s Soccer team was eliminated from this World Wide European and South American soccer tournament known as the World Cup. Despite making it further than much of the world expected, the Yanks could not prevail over the world’s leading waffle maker. This comes to no surprise because historically America has not been the best at soccer , football, futbol, or whatever the heck it is called. America mayRead More

Posted On July 2, 2014By Basic BeccaIn Sports, Sports Takes

Americans and Soccer Need to DTR

The World Cup is here, and Americans just don’t seem to get it. In real futbol cities, work is cancelled, stores are closed, and games are observed like national holidays. Most Americans go about their day per usual, maybe checking in on Bleacher Report or the handy-dandy twitter sidebar that’s been incorporated for the greatest tournament ever. Sports Center is still acknowledging the MLB games that will never end, the NBA draft, and Lebron’s lack of commitment. The only sports news worthy of interrupting World Cup footage thus far wouldRead More

Posted On July 2, 2014By Brian WrayIn Sports, Sports Takes

There Are 3 Types of World Cup Fans

The World Cup is like the Olympics. It happens once every four years, and before you can blink, it’s gone. While fans in other countries get amped for any soccer event on the calendar, the sport is only acknowledged in America during this time. In the past couple of weeks I’ve noticed fans cheering for many different reasons, but I’ll narrow them into the following three groups.   Type 1 – The Pretentious Multiculturalist This fan is the most obnoxious of any sports fan. Sorry Yankees fans, they have youRead More
Yes “soccer,” not “football.” I’m not usually a cranky American, but football = pigskin, just so we’re all clear. It’s funny how so much animosity can be harbored towards a singular sport, but soccer has come a long way. Compared to the US soccer scene ten, even five years ago, tremendous progress has been made in harnessing support and fandom for our men’s and women’s national teams. (I actually have a meager collection of jerseys now.) But compared to something like the NFL, MLB, or NBA, MLS does not standRead More

Posted On June 16, 2014By Mike BurlesonIn Buzzworthy, The Scene

The Kit’s Outta The Bag!

T-minus negative two days ‘til the start of the greatest sporting event in the entire universe! An estimated 10 million viewers in the U.S. alone made the opening matches of the tournament among the largest-watched spectacles across the globe. And sadly, these numbers paled in comparison to Game 1 of the NBA Finals… Priorities, America. I am of course referring to the World Cup. Maybe you’ve heard of it. I will go ahead and assume the majority of the viewership for the NBA Finals is coming from everyone outside MiamiRead More
I could call it “situation”, but really it’s a debacle.  A horrible and confusing predicament that we have been put in as a nation.  The World Cup has begun, and there has already been a lot of drama around upsets, bad calls, dramatic finishes, and the like.  The United States Men’s National Team (USMNT) has almost completely been thrown to the side and discredited as one that has zero chance of making it past their group play into the elimination stages.  As we officially begin to wade into the CupRead More
The 2014 World Cup will kick off in Brazil within the next few weeks, and if futbol isn’t really your thing, perhaps I can interest you in eye candy galore. Beware – this may be the most unattractive team the U.S.A. has ever brought to the World Cup, but there is no need to fear, 31 other countries will be bringing the heat as well.   1. Tim Howard I’m in love with Tim Howard. Yes, he plays keeper and is therefore an automatic leader on the team – super cool.Read More
Nike's Ad Game on Lock

Posted On April 28, 2014By Erdi ErdemIn Sports, Sports Takes

How Nike Football Came to Dominate Soccer Ads

Guess what? It’s almost May and as of May 1st, we are 42 days away from the greatest sports spectacle in the world, the FIFA World Cup. I understand that soccer may not be everyone’s cup of tea here in the United States but it is undeniably the most popular sport in the world, viewed and played in more countries than any other. It is also my favorite sport. Recently, even in the US, the successes of the Men’s and Women’s National teams have taken the sport’s popularity to aRead More