With World Cup 2014 fast approaching, participating teams around the world are making their final preparations for the big dance in Brazil. Finalizing travel plans, plotting training sessions, and most imporatntly figuring out their final roster spots. And national associations forging last-minute marketing partnerships — a.k.a. raking in investment funds — aren’t to be forgotten […]

In case you missed social media meltdown, the U.S. Men’s National Team lost to the Ukraine in a friendly yesterday. The 2-0 loss — played out in Larnaca, Cyprus, thanks to the ongoing political upheaval in the Ukraine — featured mainly European-based players. And boy did the lot of them put in a very underwhelming […]

It’s been a big week here at WSOTP, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the world of football has stopped spinning. Champions League knockout round first legs wrapped up, European action abounded, World Cup news continued streaming, MLS preseason concluded, not to mention the upcoming round of international friendlies on the horizon. And when […]

As we mentioned at the end of last week’s podcast, the setting for our recording would be changing for Episode 21. With our studio no longer available, we picked up shop and moved to far more agreeable surroundings this week: D.J.’s living room. There the guys were able to enjoy not only comfortable seats and […]

WSOTP Pod: Season 1 Episode 17 I’m not sure if you noticed last week or not, but there was a lot going on in the world of soccer. On and off the pitch, there were nearly too many story lines to keep up with. Not only was the long-awaited draw for the 2014 World Cup held last […]

Well if anything’s for certain, we’re most definitely in the middle of what you might call a “busy stretch” in the world of soccer. Just have a look at the upcoming calendar for this week: the 2014 World Cup Draw is on Friday (more on that below), the MLS Cup Final is this Saturday (more on that […]

WSOTP Pod: Season 1 Episode 15 It was a dark weekend for D.J. given the battering Tottenham received at the hands of Manchester City on Sunday. And with Episode 15 recorded a mere 12 hours after the final, merciful whistle, you’ll be treated to his raw emotional response to the blow to both his confidence […]

As the final whistle blew in Montivideo last week, a 0-0 scoreline between Uruguay and Jordan was enough to see the South American champions ease past the visitors to become the thirty-second and final nation to qualify for World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The 20th edition of the tournament, Brazil 2014 will be the first […]

WSOTP Pod: Season 1 Episode 14 With the international break keeping things fairly dull over the last week, and no Premier League matches to review, you might think Jeremy and D.J. would have nothing to talk about on this week’s episode of the WSOTP Pod. But if that’s the case, then you don’t know us very […]