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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 [...]

SWOLing For Good: Yuwa

SWOLing For Good: Yuwa

We call it the world’s game. We call it the beautiful game. We wear our teams’ and countries’ colors with exuberant pride. We roar loudly at every goal and exhale with relief at every clean sheet. Soccer is a game built on deft skills and artfully executed teamwork; fueled by deep rooted passion and commitment. [...]

Club America Goalkeeper Moises Muñoz Scores Fantastic Injury Time Goal

Club America Goalkeeper Moises Muñoz Scores Fantastic Injury Time Goal

It seems as if late goals and heroic endings have become popular after Watford’s Troy Deeney scored one of the most epic counter-attacks in football history. This week, however, the drama moved to Mexico and Mexico City in particular as Cruz Azul and Club America battled for the Mexican Championship. Things didn’t start as planned [...]

Video: Just How Interested Are the NY Yankees in Manchester City Partnership?

Video: Just How Interested Are the NY Yankees in Manchester City Partnership?

The New York Yankees announced a partnership with Manchester City and New York City FC last week in a move that surprised many involved in soccer around the United States. With the Boston Red Sox and Liverpool already a team, the City/Yankees partnership will differ as Manchester City will own the latest addition to Major [...]

Soccer for Social Good: LA Galaxy Defender Omar Gonzalez and AT&T Organize MLS fan day in Carson, CA

Soccer for Social Good: LA Galaxy Defender Omar Gonzalez and AT&T Organize MLS fan day in Carson, CA

Other the weekend Los Angeles Galaxy star Omar Gonzalez and MLS sponsor, AT&T held a meet and greet for fans of both the player, his club and the United States Mens National Team at their store in Carson California. Gonzalez is on the fast track to super-stardom with the Galaxy having been at the top [...]

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights: Champions League Final

Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmund Highlights: Champions League Final

Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund in the all German Champions League Final at Wembley after Dutch international Arjen Robben scored an 89th minute winner. Mario Mandzukic put Munich up 1-0 in the second half but Ilkay Gundogan’s penalty brought Dortmund level. Arjen Robben redeemed himself from last season’s final after he finished off Munich’s final [...]

Football’s Hottest Wags

Football’s Hottest Wags

With the best two football teams in Europe set to battle it out in London tomorrow for the Champions League final, we decided to put together a list of the top WAGs in European football. The only restriction was that the player associated with the WAG has to be playing in Europe. START SLIDESHOW As [...]

English Football Weekly Wrap: End of an Era, Managerial Departures, Liverpool’s Future

English Football Weekly Wrap: End of an Era, Managerial Departures, Liverpool’s Future

In my weekly column on SWOL, I take a look back at the weekend’s English Premier League and domestic cup action and the talking points that it throws up, as well as any significant news related to English football at large. Follow me @theredarmchair for regular updates throughout the week. Farewell: Ferguson, Scholes, Beckham, Owen, Carragher Perhaps [...]

SWOLing for Good: Manchester City Partners with BINI Memorial Fund for Hurricane Sandy Relief

SWOLing for Good: Manchester City Partners with BINI Memorial Fund for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Manchester City may have just announced in New York yesterday that they are planning a massively adventurous business venture in partnership with the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball to launch New York City Football Club, but there is more to the club’s visit to the area than meets the eye. While Sporting Director [...]

Champions League Final: Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction

Champions League Final: Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction

Champions League Betting Odds, Preview and Prediction Saturday, May 25, 2013 Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund (FOX, 2:45 p.m. ET/11:45 a.m. PT): Quite often, UEFA Champions League finals make pretty poor betting opportunities but I strongly believe this year’s version is quite different and provides some pretty good chances to make some money in the [...]

Liverpool Launch New 2013-2014 Home Kit

Liverpool Launch New 2013-2014 Home Kit

As the English Premier League and most of the major campaigns around Europe nave finished, the summer starts with clubs looking to add to their squad and fans and the media alike all waiting to see what their favorite club will be suiting up in next season. Liverpool are one of the club, as are [...]

Chicharito Hernandez’s Top Goals From 2012-2013

Chicharito Hernandez’s Top Goals From 2012-2013

The future of Chicharito Hernandez has been a topic of discussion this season as the Mexican international has failed to once again find consistent playing time within Sir Alex Ferguson’s team. With the arrival of Robin Van Persie, Chicharito was forced to once again play second fiddle in a team that secured the Premier League [...]

Five Goals, One Foot: A Look at Some of Gareth Bale’s Finest Goals

Five Goals, One Foot: A Look at Some of Gareth Bale’s Finest Goals

Tottenham Hotspur may have just missed out on a spot in the Champions League next year after yesterday’s dramatic final day in the Premier League, but the North London club have one massive positive to take from the season. Gareth Bale secured both PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year [...]

English Premier League Matchweek 38 Betting Odds and Predictions

English Premier League Matchweek 38 Betting Odds and Predictions

English Premier League Matchweek 38 Betting Odds and Predictions So this is it. The last week of the season. Hope everyone had a somewhat profitable, if not, enjoyable time in your English Premier League endeavours even if you just read this column this season for fun. With so little at stake here, pretty much who [...]

Chelsea vs Benfica: All the Best Photos from the Amsterdam Arena

Chelsea vs Benfica: All the Best Photos from the Amsterdam Arena

Chelsea secured their second piece of European silverware in as many years after they defeated Benfica 2-1 in the Europa League Final on Wednesday evening in Amsterdam. Chelsea took the lead first through Torres but Benfica brought things level from the spot. Branislav Ivanovic then headed home the winning goal in the 93′ minute to [...]

Live Arsenal Hangout featuring John Cross, Siany Macalarny, and Akhil Vyas

Live Arsenal Hangout featuring John Cross, Siany Macalarny, and Akhil Vyas

Be sure to join us tomorrow (Thursday, May 15th) right here as Siany Macalarny continues her Google Hangout Arsenal series at 8:00pm UK/3:00pm EST.  The Mirror’s John Cross as well as Akhil Vyas will be discussing Arsenal’s massive victory against Wigan at the Emirates yesterday, as well as  their trip to St. James’ Park at [...]