El Clásico Saturday, College Cup and Nike Friendlies

The weather turns wintery and the TV schedule favors an indoor effort this weekend. The big game is El Clásico Saturday morning but there are plenty of other choices to keep us entertained. I’ve highlighted some of the more interesting International games in the table below. For those interested in the domestic game, the highlight […]

Carli Lloyd Receives Ballon d’Or as Best Female Player in the World

Lionel Messi has won the FIFA Ballon d’Or for the best player in the world for the fifth time, while US midfielder Carli Lloyd has claimed her first-ever FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award. FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique Martínez and US national team coach Jill Ellis have also been named for the […]

See USMNT and Argentina in Chicago during Copa America

Group seeds and game dates for the historic 2016 Copa America Centenario have been announced, per tournament organizers. The once-in-a-lifetime soccer summer event, which honors 100 years of the Copa America tournament, will feature some of the world’s best teams and players competing from June 3-26, 2016, in the United States. As the host nation, […]

Copa America Opens

Chile are determined to build on their World Cup showing and progress deep into the Copa America on home soil, according to captain Claudio Bravo. Jorge Sampaoli and Co. host the 44th edition of the Copa America and open the tournament against Group A rivals Ecuador in Santiago on Thursday. What: Copa America Opener – […]

Ronaldo Wins Ballon D’Or

2013 proved to be another goal-drenched year for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star helped himself to 34 of them in the 2012/13 Liga season, a haul beaten only by Lionel Messi’s 45, and scored a hatful more in Europe and for his national team. Always on top form for Real Madrid and Portugal, the flying […]

Argentina, and Messi, Confirmed at Busch November 18

UPDATED – Relevent Sports and the St. Louis Cardinals today announced that the Argentine national team will face Bosnia-Herzegovina on November 18 at 7:30 p.m. (Central Time) at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The match marks the second soccer match at Busch Stadium following Manchester City’s 4-3 win over rivals Chelsea on May 23, […]

David Roth playing with Messi and Friends Saturday on ESPN

David Roth, Northwestern 2007/Chaminade, will be on the pitch tonight representing “the rest of the world” in the live broadcast of Leo Messi and Friends from Soldier Field in Chicago. Game time is 6:00 pm and it will be broadcast live on ESPN Via the Chicago Business Journal – The list of international soccer stars […]

Messi, Wambach and Pia Recognized at Ballon d’Or

The celebration complete, here is the list of winners at the annual Ballon d’Or presentations: FIFA Ballon d’Or: LIONEL MESSI FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year Award 2012: ABBY WAMBACH FIFA Puskas Award: MIROSLAV STOCH FIFA Coach of the Year: VICENTE DEL BOSQUE FIFA Women’s Coach of the Year: PIA SUNDHAGE FIFA / FIFPro […]

Messi Sets Scoring Record

Via The Guardian – Lionel Messi reached another milestone in his phenomenal career on Sunday when he set a record for goals scored in a calendar year of 86 with a double strike at Real Betis, eclipsing Gerd Müller’s 40-year-old tally of 85. Check out Bundesliga Fanatic (run out of St Louis) look at Messi […]

World Soccer Masters 2012: Masters v Stars on Fox Saturday

Fox Soccer hasn’t had much to offer this month in terms of live soccer as the Euros on ESPN have dominated. They do have this packaged game featuring many big name stars from South America. Live on Fox Soccer at 6:00 pm Saturday. Personally I’ll be at the Lion’s game. The game does include Clint […]