Even though we’ve exited the hectic Christmas/New Year’s schedule that normally bombards us with more soccer than we can stomach, the last few days have been ridiculously busy in the world of the beautiful game. Of course we still had a normal round of weekend fixtures around Europe to deal with. The opening of the […]

Though I didn’t plan this out or anything, the fact that this week’s TWOL is very American-soccer heavy is oh-so-ironically perfect timing considering today is Veterans Day. That said of them, none of them have anything to do with veterans themselves. Anyway, many thanks from WSOTP to all of the veterans and current members of the armed forces […]

Whether you want to believe me or not, I’ve really made an effort to avoid beating a dead horse when it comes to World Cup 2022 in Qatar. Finding opponents of the decision to award the small Arab emirate with the world’s most popular sporting event has never been difficult, and miles of column space […]

It’s been weeks since I put out my last Ten Words or Less, which I suppose is a good thing for you readers considering that means I’ve been dropping original content for you instead of shoveling you content from other sources. But that doesn’t change the fact that I feel like I’m neglecting the long-running links […]

Much in the world of football is cyclical. Each leagues’ yearly seasons are the easiest examples of this. But larger scale tournaments happen over longer, repeating periods: World Cups, European Championships and Asian Cups all take place in four-year cycles, while the rest of the world’s confederations operate on two-year ones — well, most of the […]

I spent a majority of last week in the Nation’s Capital for my real world job’s annual company meeting, and to be honest, I’m completely worn out from it still. While capping off the event by partying into the wee hours of the night at the gorgeous Italian Embassy was a blast, I have to […]

Autumn weather has finally descended upon the Ohio Valley at the tail end of this week, and it’s got me all psyched out. First off, this weekend is Oktoberfest here in Zinzinnati — one of the best reasons to live in this very German city — so I’ll be spending a majority of my weekend partaking […]

i promise that transfer rumors will not dominate the following paragraphs. however, please proceed with caution, as i’m not making a promise that there will be no transfer rumors. is kenny dalglish really cooler than the fonz? – thespoiler.co.uk seriously, someone answer this question for me. i’m clearly too young to remember dalglish’s exploits while […]

what is going on over there?! it’s been completely lunacy in europe the last week, and i’m having trouble processing everything. first hughton was stupidly (though predictably) sacked by the fat idiot running newcastle. then carloz tevez puts in a transfer request because he’s “homesick,” only to have it promptly rejected. and then big sam […]

as humans, we have this complex about how important we are in the world. it’s hard for most people to swallow how insignificant they are in the big scheme of things. we live a very short amount of time when compared to the billions of years the universe has been around, and each of us […]