Real Madrid Might Be Unstoppable

As transfer windows go, this one has quietly been super. In England, Arsenal have done some things, as have Chelsea, and Manchester United are going to maybe buy the entire Dutch national team and Arturo Vidal before September 1. Luis Suárez bit someone, then got shipped to Barcelona to team up with the best player in… » 7/24/14 4:10pm Yesterday 4:10pm

FIFA's Report On World Cup Bidding Corruption Won't Be Made Public

We all had a grand old time in Brazil, didn't we? But now FIFA has to stop ignoring the fact that many (most?) observers believe the bidding process for the forthcoming Russia and Qatar World Cups was fixed, or at least flawed. In response to the clamoring for an update, FIFA has released a statement that amounts to,… » 7/22/14 2:35pm Tuesday 2:35pm

David Beckham Can't Find Anywhere To Build His Soccer Stadium In Miami

In February, Major League Soccer announced David Beckham would buy an expansion franchise to play in Miami for only $25 million, a perk from the contract Beckham signed with the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2007. The same day, Beckham revealed that he planned to build a new stadium for the team, funding the $400 million… » 7/22/14 2:28pm Tuesday 2:28pm

Man Who Helped Kill Women's Pro Soccer Dies While Playing Soccer

Early this morning rumors began to swirl that Dan Borislow, the millionaire entrepreneur whose legal war with Women's Professional Soccer was instrumental in bringing about the league's demise, had died at the age of 52. Bloomberg has since confirmed that Borislow died last night of a heart attack after playing in a… » 7/22/14 12:45pm Tuesday 12:45pm

Concussed Christoph Kramer "Can't Really Remember" World Cup Final

Christopher Kramer wasn't supposed to play in the World Cup final. The young midfielder was told just minutes before kick-off that he'd be replacing the injured Sami Khedira. So you could forgive him if that's why the whole thing seems like a blur to him, but really it's just because of the brain trauma. » 7/14/14 4:18pm 7/14/14 4:18pm

How Bayern Munich Won The World Cup

Yesterday, Germany beat Argentina in extra time to win the 2014 World Cup, and the only surprise is how many onlookers thought their victory was anything but inevitable. » 7/14/14 2:49pm 7/14/14 2:49pm

Maradona Calls Messi's Golden Ball Win A "Marketing Plan"

Lionel Messi was awarded FIFA's Golden Ball, as best player of the World Cup, and it was sort of a cruel selection. Not only did it highlight that the world's undisputed best player became increasingly less visible as the tournament wore on, but it forced Messi to receive his trophy on the pitch, when he sounded like… » 7/14/14 9:30am 7/14/14 9:30am