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 […]

Hanging out in Crew Stadium a half an hour after the final whistle, I was there to witness as the US Men’s National Team celebrated officially booking their tickets to World Cup 2014 thanks to a 2-2 tie between Honduras and Panama. Of course, a fourth straight Dos a Cero over the Mexicans was still the […]

I don’t know about you, but I am super freaking excited about the upcoming kickoff to the Premier League season. You might have been able to tell that even if you skipped reading all of this at the top too, seeing as how three of the links in this latest edition of Tens Words or Less […]

Maybe it’s just me, but it feels like everyone wants to go to next month’s über important World Cup qualifier between the US and Mexico at Columbus Crew Stadium. Of course that should probably be expected given the team’s recent Gold Cup triumph, their 11-match winning and the fact that the Yanks will be facing their […]

Feeling deprived of football during the summer months? You shouldn’t be. I’ve been drowning in it lately. If the regular European summer transfer speculation, coaching moves and kit releases aren’t enough to keep you entertained, there’s been plenty of actual soccer being played to watch. Drama has been in ample supply in World Cup qualifying. […]

Someone get Punxsutawney Phil on the phone, because that bastard is a liar. Like most meteorologists, the over sized rodent didn’t see his shadow which meant winter was over with. We even passed the March equinox two days before kickoff, so we’re officially in Spring. Apparently, Mother Nature feels no need to answer groundhogs or astronomical phenomenons. […]

It’s time for the young 2012-2013 season’s first international break, and contrary to my normal reactions, I’m actually pretty excited for this one. The last few international breaks have featured the USMNT squaring off in friendlies against opponents preparing for other tournaments, meaning they’ve all been devoid of any of the passion and desire that […]

Sometimes, I find it amazing how factors outside the world of football can so profoundly affect the game. For instance, a nation’s culture often influences its traditional style of play. England’s fast-paced, direct style can very much be linked to the importance of bravery, determination and a “do it for the Queen” mentality in the […]