Without a doubt, this has been one of the best World Cups I’ve ever had the privilege to witness, and this is my seventh. Goals galore. Drama out the wazoo. Zero draws. It’s the kind of action that doesn’t leave the soccer haters much room for bitching, and I’m smiling ear to ear because of […]

It’s here. The World Cup has arrived in a massive crescendo of excitement and delirium that is rarely ever reserved for soccer here in the States. Everyone from Beats by Dre to Subway and ESPN to McDonald’s are pushing (sometimes) epic commercials to remind us of the action to come. Every publication in the country has rushed to put out a guide […]

I am excited to share this short excerpt from my first ever printed article. To read it in its entirety, pick up a copy of the Monday, June 9, 2014, edition of the Cincinnati Enquirer, my hometown newspaper. Or you can read it online by clicking here or the link at the end of the excerpt. Summer: Everyone’s favorite season is finally upon […]

As a fan of the beautiful game, there’s never been a better time than now for watching the sport we love. League games, domestic cup matches, Champions League, Europa League, international friendlies, preseason tours, World Cup qualifiers… there’s more soccer to watch than there ever has been before. We, the supporters, have an insatiable appetite for […]

It is with great joy that I am finally able to share this short excerpt from my first post for the Cincinnati Enquirer/Cincinnati.com, my hometown newspaper. This series of ‘World Cup 2014 Top 5 Lists’ will also be featured alongside a longer article introducing the World Cup in this Sunday print edition of the Enquirer. To read […]

“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.” – David Mustaine It’s been a pretty tough week for a considerable portion of the US Men’s National Team support and media. Many are incised with the implausible reality of marching into this World Cup without our most decorated war hero, Landon Donovan. Left off the […]

Not only has it been over seven months since the US qualified for the World Cup on yet another fateful night in Columbus, Ohio, but it’s also been about that long since I made my initial World Cup squad predictions shortly after. And with US Soccer revealing the 23-man squad that’s going to Brazil last night, […]

The World Cup is so close I can smell it, like it’s literally around the corner from my desk, staring at me, waiting for me come up and warmly embrace it and breath in its Amazonian musk. Or maybe that’s just me? Either way, the excitement in the lead up to the tournament is building […]