Category Archives: Soccer

BREAKING: Irish soccer player McBride dead

The Irish Times has the details, which are still scarce. The 27-year-old centre back, who resides in the shadow of Brandywell Stadium, is understood to have been found dead in his bedroom earlier Sunday evening. The cause of death is … Continue reading

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Tibet’s women’s soccer team denied U.S. visas, but you’d better be careful before you blame the Trump administration

The headline states a group of female soccer players was denied visas that would have allowed them to travel to the United States. You immediately think ‘blame the Trump administration.’ Well, you might be wrong. Let’s let the BBC explain. “I … Continue reading

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Minnesota Vikings owners didn’t get what they wanted, and now they’re going to be spiteful

The Star Tribune has the details. The owners of the Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise the Minnesota United are in talks about playing games at U.S. Bank Stadium — and it has left the stadium’s primary tenant, the Minnesota … Continue reading

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BREAKING: The Telegraph: England football/soccer manager Allardyce encouraging cheating

The Telegraph’s story is detailed and worth your time. Over the course of two meetings, lasting four hours in total, Allardyce told the fictitious businessmen that it was “not a problem” to bypass the rules introduced by his employers in … Continue reading

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URGENT: Top English soccer club threatens to permanently ban certain fans

The Irish Times has the story. An unspecified number of fans were ejected from the London Stadium after fights broke out in the closing stages of the game, although the Met Police have stated there were no arrests.

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VIDEO: Hope Solo distraught after getting booted from USWNT

The Washington Post has the details. Solo was in a room next to where Jill Ellis, the national women’s team coach, and Dan Flynn of U.S. Soccer had told her of her suspension/termination. Stevens asks, “How can they do both?” … Continue reading

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Stay classy, Hope Solo

Reuters reports the often immature goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s national soccer team refused to lose with grace at the Olympics. “I think we showed a lot of heart,” Solo told Sports Illustrated after the Europeans moved into the semi-final … Continue reading

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