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English Premier League

Locked and Loaded: Mark Hughes rides again with Stoke City

Locked and Loaded: Mark Hughes rides again with Stoke City

One of the most in and out managers of the last few years in the English Premier League is Mark Hughes. The former forward was most well known in his club years for his time with Manchester United. However, he is most well known in the managerial world of the English Premier League for high [...]


Chelsea’s Transfer Merry-Go-Round Includes Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne

Chelsea’s Transfer Merry-Go-Round Includes Andre Schurrle and Kevin De Bruyne

Andre Schurrle looks set to join Chelsea after Bayer Leverkusen’s general manager Wolfgang Holzhäuser announced on Thursday that an agreement has been reached. 22 year-old Schurrle is thought to be in the middle of a transfer worth £20m. The striker is currently in the United States with Germany but is expected to be flying back [...]


Chelsea’s Frank Lampard Sets Sights on New Goal

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard Sets Sights on New Goal

Chelsea’s midfield man Frank Lampard enjoyed another season filled with goals in the Premier League this year and was rewarded with a one-year extension at the club he’s won it all with. The attacking midfielder scored England’s lone goal in a 1-1 draw with Ireland at Wembley last night, securing his 96th cap for his [...]


La Liga

Real Madrid Rumors: Jupp Heynckes Could Arrive in Place of Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid Rumors: Jupp Heynckes Could Arrive in Place of Carlo Ancelotti

Current Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes is considering a return to Real Madrid. His agent was quoted as saying on Sunday that he would extend his career as a coach in order to work at the Bernabéu. As SWOL noted here, Carlo Ancelotti has been favored for a move from PSG to the La Liga’s runners-up. [...]


PSG’s Thiago Silva Not Going Anywhere

PSG’s Thiago Silva Not Going Anywhere

PSG only recently managed to land their first domestic title after 19 years. The league victory this season has immensely boosted the profile of the club. They are once again expected to spend big in the summer in the hopes of creating a big impact in the Champions League. However, PSG have been dealt two [...]


Malaga News: The Imminent Exodus at La Rosaleda

Malaga News: The Imminent Exodus at La Rosaleda

With one game left in La Liga, Malaga have all but confirmed a Europa League place. If the court overrule UEFA’s ban, then they’ll be in the competition next season. In a season that’s been hectic, brilliant and overridden with politics (welcome to Spain), the Malaga fans have stood strong and by their side; a [...]


Google Hangouts

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 [...]


SWOL Serie A Hangouts: Episode 2

SWOL Serie A Hangouts: Episode 2

Join us tonight May 8th at 7:00pm EST as SWOL hosts our second Serie A based hangout. Host Aaron West will once again be speaking all things calcio and Italian football with an all-star cast. Tune in to listen to the panel discuss upcoming matches, the final weeks of the league, and transfer speculation. Miss [...]


Live Serie A Hangout: Juventus v AC Milan

Live Serie A Hangout: Juventus v AC Milan

Join us tonight at 7:10pm EST as SWOL hosts another footy inspired hangout. We’ll be heading over to the Italian Serie A and the top of the table with a discussion around Juventus and AC Milan. Host Aaron West will be talking with Matteo Bonetti and Aaron Giambattista about the battle at the top and [...]


Emerging Talents

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 [...]


Analysis

Locked and Loaded: Mark Hughes rides again with Stoke City

Locked and Loaded: Mark Hughes rides again with Stoke City

One of the most in and out managers of the last few years in the English Premier League is Mark Hughes. The former forward was most well known in his club years for his time with Manchester United. However, he is most well known in the managerial world of the English Premier League for high [...]


U.S. Open Cup: NY Red Bulls Defeat Amateur Club Reading United 2-0

U.S. Open Cup: NY Red Bulls Defeat Amateur Club Reading United 2-0

The New York Red Bulls battled in their first game of the centennial U.S. Open Cup against a mix of college students and amateur players from Reading United AC. The visitors were granted the chance to play against the Red Bulls after defeating USL PRO  side Harrisburg City Islanders 1-0 in the second round last [...]


DFB-Pokal Final: Bayern Munich in Search of Treble Against Stuttgart

DFB-Pokal Final: Bayern Munich in Search of Treble Against Stuttgart

Both the Bundesliga and Champions League medals are in Bayern Munich’s back pocket, with one more feat in mind — the German Cup.  More commonly known as DFB-Pokal, the Bavarians will certainly not rest on their laurels as they seek to end their 2012/13 campaign on an all-time high with the treble right in front [...]


Cribs and Cars

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 [...]


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 [...]


SWOcial: Wayne Rooney designed custom motorcycle sells for $66,000 to raise money for KidsAid foundation

SWOcial: Wayne Rooney designed custom motorcycle sells for $66,000 to raise money for KidsAid foundation

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is known mostly for his footballing talents on the pitch for the current English Premier League leading Reds Devils. However, it appears that the skilled English international forward also has a few other hidden talents stored away from a rainy day. Earlier this week the player unveiled a custom designed [...]


Other Recent Posts

Watford FC: The Highs and Lows of the Playoffs

Watford FC: The Highs and Lows of the Playoffs

As I’m sure has been made apparent, I am an Arsenal fan and have been all my life. However, after our Champions League qualification was ensured, my footballing attentions turned towards the Glory Hornet Boys of Vicarage Road. The reason for this affiliation is that Watford are a local club, situated in the suburbs of [...]


Pellegrini Claims Verbal Agreement with Manchester City

Pellegrini Claims Verbal Agreement with Manchester City

Chilean manager Manuel Pellegrini has been widely tipped to replace Roberto Mancini at the Etihad stadium. Mancini was sacked after three years in charge of the club. During his time, Mancini managed to get the club to FA Cup and league success. However, his European record with Manchester City has not been the best, as [...]


Tottenham Targets Leandro Damiao and David Villa To Bolster Attack

Tottenham Targets Leandro Damiao and David Villa To Bolster Attack

Tottenham Hotspur fans will be disappointed to not see their team in the UEFA Champions League next season. Tottenham finished just one point behind Arsenal, who claimed fourth in the league on a nervy final matchday in the Premier League. Considering that Tottenham had a new manager and deployed a new set of tactics coming [...]


The UEFA Europa League Conundrum

The UEFA Europa League Conundrum

In 2010, Atlético Madrid beat Fulham 2-1 to win the inaugural UEFA Europa League, fresh from being rebranded after being called the UEFA Cup for almost 40 years. Atlético, however, did not enter the Europa League until the knockout stages of the tournament – they finished 3rd in their group in the Champions League with [...]


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Newcastle United: Why Steve Black and White Plus One Sugar Could Lead to Cup Success for the Magpies

Newcastle United: Why Steve Black and White Plus One Sugar Could Lead to Cup Success for the Magpies

Alan Pardew received the backing of owner Mike Ashley last week after a turbulent season. Despite finishing in the Last 16 of all Europe, Newcastle’s final 16th position in the Premier League led to many Geordie fans calling for managerial change at St. James’ Park. Rafa Benitez, Roberto Martinez, even Jose Mourinho were linked with [...]


Seattle Sounders Eliminated from U.S. Open Cup at the Hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies

Seattle Sounders Eliminated from U.S. Open Cup at the Hands of the Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rowdies upset the Seattle Sounders Wednesday night 1-0 in Tampa the end the MLS club’s U.S. Open Cup campaign earlier than expected. Georgi Hristov gave the Rowdies the lead in the 75th minute, and that ended up being the difference. Rowdies coach Ricky Hill loved his team’s defensive effort especially given their [...]


Chelsea Transfers: Blues Close in on Andre Schurrle as Bayer Leverkusen Pursue Kevin De Bruyne

Chelsea Transfers: Blues Close in on Andre Schurrle as Bayer Leverkusen Pursue Kevin De Bruyne

German international Andre Schurrle might finally pack his bags from Leverkusen and land in Stamford Bridge later this summer. Chelsea’s interest on Schurrle is no breaking news. The West London club has been unsuccessfully trying to sign the 22-year-old player since last year when Bayern Leverkusen rejected a £16m bid made by the blues. Chelsea [...]


FIFA Confederations Cup News: Stadium Issues Persist, Italy Drop Osvaldo and More

FIFA Confederations Cup News: Stadium Issues Persist, Italy Drop Osvaldo and More

With the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup just a fortnight away, all eyes are on Brazil as the hosts prepare to host what is being billed by many as a dress rehearsal of sorts to next year’s FIFA World Cup. However, persistent issues concerning many stadiums that were built and renovated for this year’s event in [...]


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