Archive for the 'Soccer News' Category

November 27th, 2014

Wigan Chairman Dave Whelan Charged By FA Over ‘Reference To Ethnic Origin’

~~  Yeah... Pretty much everyone was expecting this charge the moment those words came out of his mouth....  I'm not about to copy and paste what he said.... But here's the link if you missed it. via TheFA The FA has charged Dave Whelan in relation to media comments. It is alleged the Wigan Athletic chairman breached FA Rule E3[1] in that ...
November 27th, 2014

Brandao Jailed For One Month Over Thiago Motta Headbutt

~~  Said it then and I'll say it again.... Cowardly on all levels to wait for someone in the tunnel, out of sight, then headbutt him and run away. via BBC Bastia striker Brandao has been jailed for one month for a headbutt on Paris St-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta. The Brazilian, 34, had already received a six-month ban  for the incident ...
November 27th, 2014

Video :: Oscar Pareja Is ‘El Profe’

~~  I became teammates with Oscar Pareja when he joined Major League Soccer and the New England Revolution back in 1998 and then again in 2003 with the Dallas Burn.... Papi is one of the best human beings I've ever been around both on the field and off the field.  You'd be hard pressed to find another man with the fight, drive, determination, honesty ...
November 25th, 2014

Sony Won’t Renew FIFA Sponsorship

The FIFA Chronicles continue. With all the extra shadiness that seems to be going on with FIFA these days, and the withholding of the Garcia report. Now it looks like some major sponsors are trying to distance themselves from FIFA. Yesterday we heard that Coca-Cola was calling on the Garcia report to be made public, and now the Washington Post is ...
November 24th, 2014

Five Goalkeepers Shortlisted For FIFA FIFPro World XI 2014

~~  If there's any other name on this award besides Manuel Neuer, someone is on the take........ Dude is FLAT OUT the best in the world whether for club or country.  And disrespect, but why is Iker Casillas' name still here?!?! via FIFA FIFPro, the World Players’ Union, and FIFA today announced the five goalkeepers shortlisted for the FIFA ...
November 24th, 2014

Soccer In America – A Photographic Journey

When in (Western Conference Finals) Rome. #CheatDay #MLSfinals #FirstToFive #LAGalaxy A photo posted by Mando Fresko (@mandofresko) on Nov 11, 2014 at 5:11pm PST Murica. ~~ MandoFresko on Instagram To be included in our Soccer In America – A Photographic Series, send your Pictures to dunny@bumpypitch.com and include your Twitter ...
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 ...