Posts from ‘February, 2013’

Can Kevin Payne and Ryan Nelsen lift Toronto FC out of a six-year slump?

Ryan Nelsen

Ryan Nelsen greets the media on his arrival as head coach of Toronto FC. Photograph: Frank Gunn/AP

Well done Sonja Missio on fine analysis of the ongoing Toronto FC mess, done for The Guardian….no less!… Continue reading

From Bud to worse for Toronto FC fans

Torsten Frings

Toronto FC’s team captain Torsten Frings prepares to talk with the media during the MLS team’s media open day in Toronto on Tuesday January 22, 2013. (Chris Young/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

First, Budweiser (ick!) is the new official beer, then comes rumour that Torsten Frings is on his way out…(yikes!)… Continue reading

U.S. Soccer Player Opens Up About Being Gay

Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers, a midfielder for the Columbus Crew from 2007-2011, revealed Friday that he is gay

And another thing – shouldn’t Leeds Utd FC, Stevenage & the U.S. Men’s National team & M.L.S. say loud and clear they embrace Robbie Rogers and he’s welcome to play? MLS Commissioner Don Garber Tweeted support and some individuals, but is that enough?… Continue reading

Come the revolution

Monica and Tessa McDonald

Monica McDonald and her daughter Tessa, who plays soccer in the summer, are shown in their North Toronto home.

Ontario youth Soccer starts “holistic” approach. No scores kept, no standings. Just the game & skills development.…Will this save or sink soccer here?… Continue reading

The Official Poster for the Brazil 2014 World Cup

Brazil 2014And on these cold, grey, snowy days, you see this and you can almost taste it… Continue reading

The World Is a Ball – Audio Book

The World is a BallThe World is a Ball: The Joy, Madness and Meaning of Soccer will soon be available as an Audio book, from

Many thanks to Rodale Books for continued support in U.S… Continue reading