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November 21st, 2014

MLS Playoffs – Conference Finals – A Few Thoughts

The 2014 MLS season officially has been whittled down to the remaining four teams. Two from the west and two from the east. And the teams and match ups for the semi-finals are really interesting. There are some great story lines, some fantastic players and some really talented teams. Here are a few of my thoughts on all of this: LA Galaxy v ...
November 21st, 2014

FIFA 15 x MLS Playoffs Semi Finals Leg 1

The good folks over at EA Sports decided to get a jump on this weekends MLS playoff matches, and see how the games play out in FIFA. LA v Seattle is above, and then we have New York v New England below. What's the likelihood that these simulated matches prove to be correct? Can the FIFA video game prove the be an accurate predictor on the outcome ...
November 21st, 2014

New Balance 565 – JD Sports Exclusive

I don't wear New Balance sneakers as much as some folks, but I have always been a fan. The brand has been around since 1908 and still manufacturers some of its sneakers  here in the US and in the UK. This pair right here is called the 565 and is available through our UK folks at JD Sports. This is a classic running shoe and comes in a black full suede ...
November 20th, 2014

Twelfth Man – Video

Twelfth Man (2014) from Third Films on Vimeo. Newcastle and Sunderland fans do not like each other. Let's go ahead and put that out there as a statement of fact. This video shows what game day is like between these two fans. This short film gets in the mix of fans chanting and taunting one another. These fans are spewing some awful things at one ...
November 19th, 2014

Frustrations Of A USMNT Fan

Over the last week and a half, we were left with two final friendlies for the US Men's National Team for 2014 and the results were clearly less than ideal.  Less than US fans expect from the team at this point with the bar being set so high. If you go to any number of soccer sites that cover the US team, you will see stories breaking down tactics, ...
November 19th, 2014

A Boot Story – Dan Kennedy

Every soccer player has their own unique boot story, a story about pairs in their past that made a significant lasting impression on how they remember the beautiful game. Sometimes it relates to a pair that produced that one magical moment during their career, maybe a spectacular goal or the time they played against a certain player. For others, it can ...
November 19th, 2014

The FIFA Chronicles

There has always been speculation that there is funny business going on with FIFA. Back handed deals, paying people off for votes, brown bags filled with cash. Questions about this sort of thing ain't nothing new. But what is going on right now is getting more and more crazy all the time. And yet somehow, it doesn't seem to be a major story yet. Or I ...
November 17th, 2014

Soccer in America – A Photographic Journey

Stub Hub Center - Carson, CA November 2014 ~beans To submit your photos to be included in this series, email them to dunny [at] bumpypitch [dot] com.