1. Swift

    Soccer Hooliganism proves US sports fans have finally embraced soccer

    Soccer hooliganism reared its ugly head at a meeting between US rivals the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC when fans clashed ahead of a game on May 21st. In scenes reminiscent of the clashes seen between fans in the UK, police had to intervene as tensions between rival fans led to...
  2. Swift

    Soccer Statistical Proof That Lionel Messi Is the Best Soccer Player On Earth

    Over at FiveThirtyEight Sports, Benjamin Morris makes a thoroughly convincing case that Argentina's Lionel Messi is the world's best soccer player. Even if you're not big on sportsball, the statistical rigor in Morris' analysis –and the athletic supremacy revealed thereby – is enough to make any...
  3. Swift

    Defense Secretary Tim Howard?

    he USA's World Cup goalkeeper Tim Howard wasn’t able to keep the team from being eliminated in Brazil this week, but fans have nonetheless found some innovative ways to express their appreciation. Howard, 35, set a World Cup record during Team USA’s 2-1 loss to Belgium on Tuesday by saving more...
  4. Swift

    Soccer Uruguay Claims the Luis Suárez Soccer Bite Is a Photoshop Hoax

    Earlier this week, Luis Suarez—Uruguay's talented but controversial soccer player—appeared to bite Giorgio Chiellini in a World Cup match. Now, though, Uruguay's Football Association claims that he's on the receiving end of a cruel Photoshop hoax. Speaking with the Guardian, Suárez's lawyer...
  5. Swift

    Spanish World Cup team plane struck by lightning on way back from Brazil

    The plane carrying the Spanish national football team home from the World Cup in Brazil was struck by lightning on Tuesday as it approached its landing in Madrid, adding to the streak of bad luck the team seemed to be on after its World Cup defeat. The team’s flight - Iberia 2907 – was hit as...
  6. Stopspot

    Fifa World Cup 2014 - Deutschland über alles

    WWEforums Fifa world cup 2014 discussion thread Ladies and gentlemen, behold: the world cup discussion thread! (Was a bit surprised we didn't have one yet so I whipped one out). Use this thread to discuss one of the best sporting events in the world. The world cup of football. Discuss the...
  7. NickAngel12

    Summer 2014 Transfer Window Discussion

    Hopefully this summer is just as interesting as this year's World Cup when it comes to the transfer window discussion. David Luiz is already going to France for 50 million, and to think that's the first significant move of the summer? Let's get it on!