So 2015 has been the summer of soccer to end all summers of soccer. There has been at least one — and often times two or three — “major” international tournament(s) going on each week, ranging from the less-prominent youth World Cups and Gold Cups to the more prestigious Women’s World Cup and Copa America. Those fell on top of all of the normal domestic action still on going and the ever-moving river of transfer news that consumes every summer. And to think we’ve not even reached the summer tune-up friendlies all of the European sides will be playing out around the globe in the weeks to come.
I’m not going to lie: it’s been exhausting to cover. As you’ve probably noticed, between watching all of the action, my commentating gig with the Cincinnati Saints, designing match posters and emceeing watch parties with thousands of people — finding time to write hasn’t exactly been easy. Not to mention job, home and family responsibilities. I’m making excuses here, but I honestly have missed writing.
So with that in mind, I’ve been hard at work on a number of stories both local, national and international. And hopefully you’ll end up seeing them in a timely fashion, too. But in the mean time, I’ll attempt to appease you with some of my favorite links from the last week or so.
Pathetic… but predictable. – espnfc.com
You can’t do anything by “lol” anymore. – bbc.com
So maybe MLS could be investing it’s money more wisely. – topdrawersoccer.com
Tevez heading back to Boca is kind of awesome.tu – juventus.com
All of the Stoke jokes must have finally got to Shaqiri. – telegraph.co.uk
May as well get rid of it if Messi doesn’t want it. – mundodeportivo.com
Absolutely love. Probably want. – football-shirts.co.uk
Typical English “supporters” being “nice” to a former player.