US Eliminated, FIFA Victorious

FIFA unveiled its most devious plan yet to defeat the US: fair officiating. And sadly, it worked. Without the spark of having to overcome immense odds and stolen goals, the US proved horribly ineffective against Ghana. I guess the “never say die attitude” only works when you’re being prevented from winning by outside forces, not … Continue reading

2010 World Cup Preview: Vol. 1 – Mags Barmy Army reports from South Africa!

Many of you sports frenzied individuals will, or should, be aware of a certain little soiree taking place in southern Africa starting next week. Some of you will be all clued up, some of you will be completely in the dark. Some of you will be familiar with your Drogba’s, your Rooney’s, your off side … Continue reading

World Cup Pre-Preview

For those of you who don’t know, the World Cup is this year, and no that isn’t a beer pong tournament or a joxygen show down. It’s the grandest stage of competition for soccer, a sport aptly referred to as “football” outside of the U-S-of-A. If all of this is news to you, then I … Continue reading

Landon Donovan: Who He Is and Why You Should Give a Damn

This year Landon Donovan was named the 50th greatest player in the world of soccer (ever) in the year 2010. [[Editors note: that’s pronounced “twenty-ten”, capice?]] After dominating America’s MLS (or the Bush Leagues), Donovan failed to make any real impact during his brief visits to the topflight German leagues. But in his latest stint … Continue reading