There is no clear-cut favorite to win soccer’s ultimate prize ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. The draw, which takes place Dec. 1, can certainly make the road to the final in Moscow harsher for one contending nation over another should they draw the “Group of Death”, for example. Or it can pave a favorable path for a Cinderella story to make a run. Continue reading “Louis Saha Has High Hopes for France at 2018 FIFA World Cup”
It was a typical late fall, early winter morning in New York City. The sun was masked by an endless blanket of gray clouds. A bone-chilling wind whipped through the streets. Whether the result of the night before, or of the current chilly conditions, not many people were out and about yet.
I remember when NBC Sports was gearing up to broadcast its first season of the English Premier League after obtaining rights to the top domestic soccer league in the world. Continue reading “NBC Sports Self-Sabotaging Its English Premier League Coverage”
Dreary skies and driving rain — remnants of Hurricane Jose as it passed along the Northeast — certainly didn’t dampen the spirits of the girls and women Tuesday evening inside the Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Continue reading “Global Goals World Cup Uniting Women For Social Change & Sport”
There isn’t much accessorizing when it comes to playing soccer. Everyone wears the same jersey, shorts and socks. Players are limited to displaying their unique personalities through their cleats. Yet, girls who play in the UV League through the Stoke City Community Trust at Staffordshire University are given much more freedom — they can paint their faces, wear luminous headbands or wristbands and don glow-in-the-dark pinnies to stand out, especially when the lights go out. Continue reading “UV Football Promotes Girls’ Confidence, Interest in Sport”
Sebastian Giovinco is usually one of the smaller soccer players on the field, but he doesn’t let his 5-foot-4 stature prevent him from doing what he does best — making dynamic plays and scoring goals. Continue reading “Why is Sebastian Giovinco Called ‘The Atomic Ant’?”
David Villa grew up in the small mining town of Tuilla in the municipality of Langreo in North Spain. Even from a young age, Villa faced obstacles he had to overcome in order to become a soccer icon. Continue reading “Why is David Villa Called ‘El Guaje’?”