Archive for the 'Soccer News' Category

November 23rd, 2014

Coca-Cola Spokesman Quotes On FIFA’s Concerning ‘Conflicting Perspectives’

~~  After a 40 year World Cup relationship, how telling is this quote.... Listen, it's not like there won't be plenty of companies lining up to replace Coca-Cola is they walk, but when Fortune 100's 'spokesman' say something like this..... You wonder how much momentum this situation continues to pick up. via SkySports Coca-Cola, which has ...
November 21st, 2014

CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal Schedule

~~ The stage is set and now the MLS based teams know exactly the path they're on to get to the CONCACAF Champions League Final. via CONCACAF Twenty-four clubs from across the Confederation began the quest for the crown in this season’s Champions League group phase, played between August and October, with the top team from each of the eight ...
November 20th, 2014

Bayern Munich Announces Allianz Arena Paid ‘In Full’ Almost 16 Years Early

~~  Reports now stating that Pep & Co. will have another €25m or so to spend during transfer windows after paying off the €340m stadium almost sixteen years early.... #PrintingEuros via FCBayern In his column for the latest edition of club journal Bayern Magazin, published prior to the home meeting with1899 Hoffenheim, Karl-Heinz ...
November 20th, 2014

Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

On set for the ESPN broadcast of the AT&T MLS All-Star game, Alexi Lalas shades himself from the Portland, OR sun on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. The MLS All-Stars beat Bayern Munich 2-1 at Providence Park. ~~ sdlenhart.com  / Twitter: @soccer_watcher To be included in our Soccer In America – A Photographic Series, send your Pictures ...
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

Real Madrid Unveils Microsoft Agreement

~~  That first quote says it all.....  And shouts to ISPS for dropping the collab early. via RealMadrid “We seal a powerful alliance and the creation of a gigantic digital platform capable of changing the relationship of millions of fans with Real Madrid,” said Florentino Pérez. Real Madrid unveiled its agreement with Microsoft in the ...
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

FIFA ‘Whistleblowers’ Submit Formal Complaint

~~  The statement below says it all..... Bonita Mersiades, the former Australia 2022 executive who also gave evidence to Garcia on three occasions under condition that her anonymity would be protected, has also submitted a formal letter of complaint to him. “It says much about Fifa and those inside their tent that they felt it necessary to ...