Opening Your Own Football Hangout

According to the U.S. Soccer Federation, soccer, known as football in the rest of the world, continues to grow in popularity in the United States. Millions of children play and watching is a growing trend too. In fact, Time reports that American businessmen, recognizing this opportunity, have even invested in English teams, such as Liverpool, Aston Villa…

Football Fit: Getting Back into Shape to Hit the Pitch

Unlike many other sports, soccer requires swift movements and a significant amount of running. To make sure they are adequately prepared for the rigors of the game, players should perform aerobic and anaerobic training, as well as agility and coordination exercises. Strength-training and conditioning help players build the necessary stamina and endurance needed for training…

Bring the English Pub to Your Own Home

While Soccer still isn’t the USA’s most popular sport, it’s definitely gaining popularity on this side of the pond. Years ago, men were building in-home bars with NFL and NBA logos, but today, more and more guys are focusing on their favorite soccer teams as the theme of their man caves. While adding a whole…

What Makes a Football Player?

When I was in college studying for a biology degree, I had the fortune of playing on my school’s football team. Ever since then, I’ve been intensely fascinated with the interplay between, biology, anatomy and how the game is played—all factors that go into determining victory and defeat. While I was never good enough to…

Little Kid’s Soccer Team Dreams of World Cup

My seven-year-old son recently joined a soccer league, a moment of pride for his soccer-playing father and soccer-fan mother and grandmother.  Aside from the obvious cuteness factor of watching he and his cohorts chasing one another around in soccer socks and scoring the unlikely goal, I have really enjoyed watching my son learn the meaning…

Remembering Pele: Pele’s Top 5 Goals

With the World Cup being played in Rio de Janeiro it gives soccer fans an excuse to look back on the rich tradition of football in Brazil and the great players that have played for the country. There is no other player who has impacted the game quite like Pele. Over the course of his…