Gareth Bale signs with LAFC

Gareth Balephoto: Getty Images The idea of ​​MLS as a retirement home has been a misnomer for a while. While the league might not pull in the biggest players in the world in their prime, it certainly isn’t waiting around until they can’t move anymore, for the most part (those watching Douglas Costa for the … Read more

If you want to drink or get laid at the World Cup, this is not your year

Don’t even think about having a good time, Getty Images Qatar has gone the way of Catholic parents before prom, enacting a ban on sex for the biggest party the city has ever thrown in the 2022 World Cup. If the lethal heat, deadlier working conditions, strict rules concerning alcohol, and summer-ruining schedule change … Read more

USMNT looks mediocre in a mud match against El Salvador

Christian Pulisic looked like he was rolling around in the mud all night against El Salvador.Image: Getty Images Let’s start by not overreacting to a 1-1 draw against El Salvador. It was the same result that kicked off the United States’ Octagonal round of World Cup qualifying. That matchup from last September mattered way more … Read more

Celtics look weird in Game 5 loss to the Warriors

Jayson Tatum after a wild night in San Francisco.Image: Getty Images I suppose, when it’s all over, if the Warriors close this out, this Finals will be billed as an example of just how much experience in the championship round matters. It’s the easy-to-reach conclusion as the Celtics sure look like the better team most … Read more

Statues that should sit alongside the Coup de tete

Image: Getty Images Imagine if your lowest moment was so abysmal that people would want to build a statue to it? No, I’m not talking about the Southern part of the United States, I’m referring to Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt of Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup Final that earned him a red card before … Read more

USMNT will play Wales in the World Cup

Christian Pulisicphoto: AP The USMNT played two friiendlies this week, and in a normal year these would be the “World Cup Sendoff” games where the roster would basically be finalized. They would have been a lot more intensely watched by both Gregg Berhalter and fans alike, with the final cuts following soon after. The matches … Read more

Canadian men’s soccer boycotts game with Panama

photo: shutterstock Speaking of political issues and sports, the protesting soccer team phenomena has spread north of the border. The Canadian men’s national team refused to take the field against Panama for a friendly on Sunday after a dispute with Canada soccer over how exactly the funds from their upcoming World Cup appearance will be … Read more

Fall World Cup could hurt USMNT

Landon Donovan says a fall World Cup puts the USMNT at a disadvantage.Image: Getty Images Part of the charm of every FIFA World Cup is how it takes up a large chunk of summer. It either coincides with the tail end of the NBA and NHL playoffs, or misses it all together and only has … Read more

FIFA splits with EA Sports over money, to make rival soccer video game

EA’s beloved FIFA franchise is no Getty Images Like people who are addicted to Coca-Cola products, gamers can spot a knockoff within the first three seconds of tasting one. Try giving a Coke lover a Pepsi, and they get offended. A waiter responding to a request for a Coke with, “We only have Pepsi. … Read more

Miles Robinson’s injury leaves USMNT in a bind

Miles Robinsonphoto: Getty Images The conversation can’t be delayed. Procrastinating about specific personnel decisions that will expose Gregg Berhalter’s future at the helm of the United States men’s national team are now harmful to delay after this weekend. Miles Robinson went from World Cup lock to out of the 23-man roster being brought to Qatar … Read more