Like most US soccer fans, I can still feel the sting of yesterday’s 2-1 knockout round loss to Belgium. Despite clearly being the inferior side in a technical sense, the match was there for the taking. Tim Howard’s incredible performance in goal and a clever tactical plan laid out by coach Jurgen Klinsmann made that possible. Though when I […]

Our second “World Cup Special” podcast was recorded way back before and during the US v Portugal match. I know, nearly a week ago, and another match has transpired since then. So what gives? Well, my computer crashed and I thought the file had been lost into the abyss. Luckily, I had a back up that […]

Monday was an emotional roller coaster ride. The US men’s national team win over Ghana had more ups and downs than is probably healthy. We barely had time to sit down and watch the action before Captain Deuce dropped a bomb on us. Then Jozy went down, clutching his hamstring. Boots to the face followed, […]

Welcome back listeners! After taking a few weeks off this summer to rest our voices so Jeremy and D.J. can commentate matches for the Cincinnati Saints on LiveStream and local TV, we figured it was high time to bring the podcast back for that big tournament that’s going on in Brazil. And thanks to our previously mentioned […]

I have to give it to you, Cincinnati: you really surprised me yesterday. We’re a city that’s often forced to divide our attention and pick a side. East or west side. Gold Star or Skyline. Xavier or UC. Cincinnati Saints or that other team that we won’t speak of. And when it comes to the watching […]

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 […]