Category Archives: soccer

Best of 2011: The sports moment of the year

TweetThis is no attempt at objectivity. I know that others will point to the ugliness — in particular the Penn State tragedy — as the biggest sports story of 2011, at least in the United States.
In Canada, it well may be the deaths of professional hockey players and a long concussion-related layoff to Sidney Crosby, [...]

Best of 2011: Not just for little girls any more

TweetThis week I’m reposting some of my entries from this year that not only are my favorites but that I thought really resonated as well.
The U.S. women’ s soccer team captivated the nation for a few days last summer with its run to the Women’s World Cup finals. But unlike the 1999 team, this [...]

But a handshake will make it go away

TweetAn eight-game suspension and $63,000 fine handed Liverpool star Luis Suarez for the┬áracial abuse of another player this week had barely set in when similar allegations — criminal charges, in fact — were leveled against Chelsea’s John Terry, who also happens to be the captain of the England national team.
Suarez is being

Messi: Too marvelous for words

TweetAs great as Lionel Messi’s two goals were in Barcelona’s 4-0 thrashing of Santos in the FIFA World Club Cup on Sunday, it was how he set up a third goal, shown on this highlight video, that embodies his brilliance.
He’s only 24, and a multiple winner of the world player of the year award. But [...]

Rebuilding women’s professional soccer to last

TweetThe heartfelt, grassroots effort to save the financially embattled Women’s Professional Soccer league from extinction was well underway last week when one of the architects of that league poured a heavy dose of cold reality onto what has been an emotional situation.
The U.S. Soccer Federation is set to hear today the request of WPS officials [...]