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Video: Robin van Persie Freestyles with Friends

Video: Robin van Persie Freestyles with Friends

Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie put on an absolute show in Rotterdam this week with Sparta Rotterdam’s Karim Touzani and Tonny Vilhena as the trio played a bit of keep-away at the RVP Tournament. Fresh off a Premier League title campaign, Van Persie returned to Holland to make an appearance at the RVP tournament. With [...]

SWOL Exclusive: Omar Gonzalez Talks USMNT and WCQ

SWOL Exclusive: Omar Gonzalez Talks USMNT and WCQ

Friday evening I had the pleasure to speak with Omar Gonzalez of the United States Men’s National Team and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Gonzalez was about to come face to face with a group of fans at the Carson California AT&T retail store at an event co-hosted by Major League Soccer and major sponsor AT&T. [...]

Former Manchester United Star Brian Greenhoff Dies

Former Manchester United Star Brian Greenhoff Dies

It has been a time of goodbyes for many of Manchester United’s past and hitherto present servants this month, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement being followed by that of Paul Scholes and David Beckham. The ultimate goodbye, however, has come from former defender Brian Greenhoff, who has died at the tragically young age of 60. [...]

The 5 Hottest Female Soccer Players in the World

The 5 Hottest Female Soccer Players in the World

Ahh yes. The Beautiful Game. What makes our sport that much more exciting? When beautiful women can be found playing it! We scoured the web and decided the following five players were the hottest female soccer players in the world. Think someone should’ve made the list? Let us know below. 5) Heather Mitts Our only [...]

Jerome Boateng Claims Incident Over Beer Celebration with Franck Ribéry is Resolved

Jerome Boateng Claims Incident Over Beer Celebration with Franck Ribéry is Resolved

After the final whistle was blown in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 victory over Augsburg in the last weekend of Bundesliga fixtures, celebrations kicked off for the club’s 23rd national title. France international Franck Ribéry, however, was shown furious while on the pitch after players posed for dozens of photos, sang, hugged, and threw showers of beer at [...]

Roy Hogdson Labels Liverpool Veterans the “Spirit of Shankly”

Roy Hogdson Labels Liverpool Veterans the “Spirit of Shankly”

When Roy Hogdson was the manager of Liverpool he had the chance to work with both Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard. In an interview with Liverpool’s official television station, LFC TV, the former Red turned West Brom and England manager paid tribute to the retiring veteran and his former club and now national team captain. [...]

Star Soccer Players Capitalizing on Selling their Autographs Online

Star Soccer Players Capitalizing on Selling their Autographs Online

In 2013, following your favorite clubs, managers and players is one click away through social media. You can sometimes even receive a direct reply from a handful of them. These are signs of a new generation. But one thing that has not changed and probably never will is the attitude of always trying to make [...]

Gareth Bale Wants to Profit from Heart-felt Goal Celebration

Gareth Bale Wants to Profit from Heart-felt Goal Celebration

From defenders to forwards, amateur to professionals, everyone who cares enough about soccer thinks at least once about the satisfaction of finding the back of the net. But for some the goal itself isn’t enough, they have to add a choreographed dance, a song, a jump or a hand gesture. These celebrations are sometimes remembered [...]

AC Milan News: Mario Balotelli Takes Ferrari to Mini-Kart Track

AC Milan News: Mario Balotelli Takes Ferrari to Mini-Kart Track

Italian International Mario Balotelli has found his form again since returning to Milan in January. The young striker spent several years in Manchester making headlines for both footballing and non-footballing reasons, and that seemingly changed – until now. Just this week, Balotelli showed up at the Pala K karting cetner on the outskirts of Milan [...]

Manchester United: A photographic tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson’s Epic Old Trafford career

Manchester United: A photographic tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson’s Epic Old Trafford career

Manchester United and long term manager Sir Alex Ferguson today confirmed that the legendary Scottish manager would indeed be retiring at the end of the current 2012-13 English Premier League campaign. During his time with the Red Devils Ferguson has achieved a level of success that has never been seen. In his 27-years at the [...]

Tom Huddlestone’s Resurgence Fueling Tottenham European Chase

Tom Huddlestone’s Resurgence Fueling Tottenham European Chase

Everyone knows Gareth Bale has been an absolute force this season. His play has saved Tottenham on numerous occasions. One can’t overstate how much his play has boosted Tottenham. When an individual’s is playing at such a high level sometimes it overshadows the other positive aspects of a team. Tottenham have had numerous big performers [...]

Arsenal News: Arsene Wenger Praises Theo Walcott

Arsenal News: Arsene Wenger Praises Theo Walcott

At the beginning of the current 2012-13 campaign Theo Walcott’s future at Arsenal was largely unknown. He was linked with moves all over England and Europe from Liverpool to Chelsea and also Juventus. On going contract talks and frustrating negotiations for player, club and fan alike all embroiled into a lengthy transfer controversy that saw [...]

Nike Releases Special Edition World Cup ’98 Inspired Ronaldo Boots

Nike Releases Special Edition World Cup ’98 Inspired Ronaldo Boots

During World Cup 1998 in France, Cristiano Ronaldo was just 13 years old. Nobody knew who he was and his future was still very much in the air. The word “Ronaldo” didn’t refer to a speedy winger with styled hair and GQ looks. In fact, the word “Ronaldo” didn’t even refer to a Portuguese player. [...]

Emerging Talents: Marquinhos  of AS Roma

Emerging Talents: Marquinhos of AS Roma

Name: Marquinhos Date of Birth: May 14, 1994 Height: 183cm Nationality: Brazilian Club: AS Roma Position: Defender Serie A giants AS Roma secured the signature of Marcos Aoás Corrêa (commonly known as Marquinhos) in July of 2012 from Corinthians. Born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Marquinhos spent nearly ten years at his home club [...]

Emerging Talents: Diego Fagundez of The New England Revolution

Emerging Talents: Diego Fagundez of The New England Revolution

Name: Diego Fagundez Date of Birth: February 14, 1995 Height: 173cm Nationality: Uruguayan Club: New England Revolution Position: Striker Born in Uruguay, Diego Fagundez moved to the United States at the age of five and has since been playing football in and around the Greater Boston area. The youngster had been called into several US [...]

Emerging Talents: Serge Gnabry of Arsenal FC

Emerging Talents: Serge Gnabry of Arsenal FC

Name: Serge Gnabry Date of Birth: July 14, 1995 Height: 173cm Nationality: German Club: Arsenal FC Position: Midfielder/Winger Serge Gnabry joined Arsenal from German side Stuttgart in 2011 after a fee of £100,000 was agreed upon between the two sides in 2010. The talented winger spent a majority of his first season at Arsenal with [...]