Archive for the 'Soccer News' Category

March 16th, 2015

MLS Issues Statement On Expansion

~~  Been saying it around the social media / digital / television circuit here for awhile now... MLS is in that 1980's NBA / 1990's EPL moment... Some big, big things happening around the league and the trajectory of the league is in a space it's never been before. Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber issued the following statement today ...
March 16th, 2015

Sunderland Confirms Sacking Of Gus Poyet

#SAFC have parted company with head coach Gus Poyet. Full statement here: http://t.co/Jqry0l4NYA pic.twitter.com/qrZ9CXTUuy — Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) March 16, 2015 ~~  Really no surprise here after what we saw at the weekend with the fans reaction to being down 0 - 4 in the first half at home against Aston Villa...... And why does it ...
March 14th, 2015

Talkin’ Real :: Real Salt Lake vs Philadelphia Union Preview

~~  After both teams drew 0-0 in their 2015 MLS Openers (Union at home against the Colorado Rapids and RSL on the road at Portland Timbers), Jeff Cassar & Real Salt Lake play host to Jimmy Curtin & the Philadelphia Union tonight at Rio Tinto Stadium. Thursday night (after catching the last flight out following Wolfsburg vs Inter Milan ...
March 11th, 2015

Cristiano :: ‘I Won’t Talk To The Press Until The End Of The Season’

~~  I get being frustrated after the result at home against Schalke, even though they ended up going through... I get being pissed about the way the team played and the way the fans responded at home accordingly.... BUT.  When you are willing to LITERALLY put your name behind ANYTHING for the right amount of money and you crave the spotlight the way ...
March 11th, 2015

Jose Mourinho :: Quote. God.

Mourinho: 'Experience helps to sleep good tonight, just for that. We feel comfortable. It's one more game.' #CFC — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) March 10, 2015 ~~  There's just no other manager in the game that has the kind of media saavy that #TheSpecialOne has.  He has this incredible ability to ease the pressure of his players with just a couple ...
March 10th, 2015

Chicago Fire 2015 Hot Mix :: DJ Step

~~  If you've been frequenting The Original Winger for the past couple of years, you know this site is about more than just the game.... The Lifestyle.  The Culture.  The Sneakers.  The Art.  The Photography.  The Music.  The Latch-Key kids..... Been going back and forth with DJ Step (Ben Stepnowski) about the video above and the link ...
March 9th, 2015

Cagliari Sacks Gianfranco Zola After Just 10 Games In Charge

~~  Considered one of the good guys in the game and shown the door after just ten games in charge.... Just two wins and two draws as Cagliari sit tied in 18th place.  Will my guy/player/coach/Inter Milan/MLS/Spiderman Walter Zenga get the job?!? Cagliari Calcio announces that sacked Gianfranco Zola and his staff from the technical guidance of the ...
March 6th, 2015

Talkin’ Sports :: Real Salt Lake At Portland Timbers

~~  Pretty incredible to think that it's almost been 10 years since that very first home game for Real Salt Lake... And to see what this team has become both on AND off the field is nothing short of incredible.... And now with the new local / regional television deal RSL just did with KUTV/KYMU &  Sinclair Broadcast Group, myself and David ...