Posts from ‘April, 2013’

Thorns shutout Red Stars 2-0

Christine SinclairGod (Christine Sinclair) is tearing up the National Women’s Soccer League: “Sinclair leads the league in scoring with five points (2 goals, 1 assist).”… Continue reading

We Must Go

This looks v. interesting – We Must Go, a documentary under way about American coach Bob Bradley, former U.S. men’s national team coach (leading the U.S. in the Gold Cup, Copa America and World Cup 2010), now in charge of Egypt, attempting to lead the battered, chaotic country to its first World Cup in 24 years… An in-progress teaser here –… Continue reading

Cardiff City

Vincent Tan

Cardiff City’s Malaysian owner, Vincent Tan, has vowed to invest up to £25m into a squad that is functional but ageing. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

And we welcome Cardiff to the English Premiere League. Aged players, fanatical fans, rich owner, who knows what will happen… Continue reading

Kansas City and Portland draw in first NWSL game

4-13-13 KCvPOR Starting XIGod (Christine Sinclair) scored penalty for Portland in opening game against Kansas –… Continue reading

NWSL Game of the Week: FC Kansas City vs. Portland Thorns FC

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan – Reuters

Great good luck to the National Women’s Soccer League, underway this weekend. Our icon Christine Sinclair is with The Portland Thorns…… Continue reading

Smoking in the boy’s room

Mario Balotelli

Mario Balotelli played in his side’s 2-2 draw at Fiorentina after having been caught smoking on a train. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Time passes. Things come and go. But Mario Balotelli stays at mental age of 14 forever…Smoking in the boy’s room, on the train, no less… Continue reading

Artificial turf – it must be stopped

SOCCER: FEB 09 Women's - Scotland v USA

Abby Wambach is four goals behind Mia Hamm’s international record of 158: Scott Bales/Icon SMI

Oh for feck’s sake – it turns out that the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada will be mostly played on artificial turf. This must be stopped. The annoying Wambach has a point… Continue reading

Paolo Di Canio salutes fans

Paolo Di Canio

Paolo Di Canio salutes Lazio fans during a 2005 derby against Roma. The Italian has been asked to clarify his political beliefs by anti-racism groups. Photograph: Vittorio La Verde / Rex Features

If only the appointment of Di Canio as Sunderland manager was an April Fool’s joke…it isn’t. Sunderland, a club that has done so much to help the community is in dangerous waters here… Continue reading