The United States hasn’t seen an attacking player of Brek Shea’s size, creativitiy, skill and hair color in who knows how long. On the pitch, for both club and country, he has become indispensable. But in my opinion, Shea’s importance extends far past the touchlines.
Here’s why this hipster athlete from Texas can have a massive effect on soccer in America. [Click for full story]
In the last few years, I have never felt anything but disrespect and contempt for Manchester City Football Club. I bashed them throughout last summer’s window and during the season. Nonetheless, they qualified for the Champions League, and they even beat out Arsenal to the third spot in the Premier League to qualify AUTOMATICALLY. Beware of Manchester City and not just in a footballing capacity.
It’s been a busy summer already in the North-East of England. There’s been a lot going on at Newcastle with the acquisition of Demba Ba from West Ham and the surprising snag of Sylvain Marveaux from Rennes on a free transfer. Although Toon has certainly been active it’s their red rivals who have really worked the market to their advantage. Red stripes, not black, look set to mark the biggest club in the region.
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USA-Mexico is a bitter rivalry that has blossomed into one of the biggest in global sport. At the Rose Bowl on Saturday, I decided to tap into the culture of those Mexican fans who’s passion for their national team heavily outweighs that of most Americans. For a few hours, I joined the fiesta to find out what authentic chorizo tastes like, what the hell “Culero” really means, and most importantly, what the rivalry means to them. This is my story.
Boston is a soccer town. There’s just a few layers you have to dig through to find its rich footy core. You don’t have to live there to know that Boston as a whole is completely obsessed with sports – everyone knows how insane Boston fans can be about the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtics. But what about Boston’s own soccer team?
It seemed an odd decision for Roberto Martinez to snub Aston Villa in order to stay at perennial relegation scrapers, Wigan. What seemed at first to be a trivial triumph for loyalty and class, may become a textbook example for how young managers should handle themselves. Even if Wigan go down a year from now, no one will fault Martinez’s class and commitment. The same can’t be said for the man Villa went with as their second choice: Alex McLeish.
Stan Kroenke is about to buy Arsenal. Nothing bad can come of this, right? What does this mean for Gooners everywhere? What do we know about Stan the Man? Well, he owns basically every pro sports team in Colorado including the Nuggets, Avs, Rapids, and the NFL’s St. Louis Rams. And a plus? He’s married to a Wal-Mart heiress.
Guardiola has been in charge of Barca for three years now; an eternity by any standard. That is, unless, you’re 20% of the people in Spain without a job at the moment. Whatever his intentions and reasons for wanting to vacate the Barcelona hotseat, it gives us the opportunity to grossly disfigure his possible future destinations!
Today marks a momentous occasion: we are officially changing the label of the Weekend Six Pack to the Sunday Six Pack. All of us at TK are excited to announce our new sponsorship deal with Sunday, the leading brand in weekend relaxation and sabathtry. Sunday has a long history of taking it easy, and we [...]