Archive for the ‘Soccer’ Category

Is Bob Bradley the answer for US Soccer?

The United States performance thus far in the Confederations Cup has been disturbing. Obviously Italy and Brazil are no one’s idea of a favorable draw, but Bob Bradley’s team often appears listless and without ideas. Since the 1994 World Cup, the United States Men’s National Team has attempted to build itself with a succession of […]

Giuseppe Rossi is an asshole

First he decides to spurn the country of his birth to play for Italy. And then he scores a stunner against us in the Confederations Cup. Total dick move. You know who else is a dick? Daniele De Rossi. He gets suspended for four games for elbowing Brian McBride in the head and then he […]

Should Sounders FC trade Fredy Montero?

Blasphemy? Perhaps. But I believe Seattle would be well-served to offload Fredy Montero if, and only if, they could replace him with a speedy, goal-nosed striker. Real Salt Lake’s Robbie Findley, the Oregon State graduate, comes to mind. As this article attests, the Sounders have had difficulty finding the right balance with Freddie Ljungberg and […]

Financial Lunacy at the Bernabeu

In the past week, Real Madrid have spent 139 million pounds on TWO players. First, they landed Kaka from AC Milan for 59 million, then splashed out 80 million for Cristiano Ronaldo (see video in next post). (The latter move is pending the player and club coming together over wages.) This is what $205 million […]

Wideo Wednesday: Ronaldo

An oldie but a goodie. Enjoy!

US Soccer: Not World Class

Fig Jam If the US Men’s Soccer Team wants to be taken seriously, it needs to step up.  Going out in World Cup Qualifying and getting hammered 3-1 by Costa Rica (and the one goal came in stoppage time on a penalty) isn’t going to get it done. Last night’s effort was patently ridiculous.  Costa […]

The Six Types of Soccer Douchebags

Ah, nostalgia. A couple nights ago, we almost got in a fight in the parking lot of the indoor soccer center. Why? Because we played against a douchebag. The best word to describe this guy was a drip. With man-tits. Just a complete loser – unskilled, but ANGRY. He took it upon himself to repeatedly […]

Wild Hawks To Seattle Sounders FC: This Is A FOOTBALL Stadium

Don’t forget to join our MLS Fantasy League! Details here. Nothing ruins an opening night like bird carcasses strewn about the stadium. According to a source close to the team, Seattle Sounders FC has abandoned plans to have doves fly around Qwest Field on Opening Night after at least three were killed by marauding hawks. During a […]

Join our 2009 MLS Fantasy League!!!!

Hey Sounders Fans! Join the official H&F MLS Fantasy league! Last year’s competition featured a tremendous late-season surge by Hose. In the face of furious boredom, Hose updated his team just often enough to pip Hotdog for the trophy. (I think this is what happened – I don’t actually remember.) In 2008, we also saw […]

Welcome to Seattle, Fredy Montero!

The ‘Nets are abuzz with talk of Fredy Montero, the saucy young striker Sounders FC just pried out of Colombia. Soccer By Ives was all over the move, and included this excellent YouTube clip of Sr. Montero making some golazos. If you listen closely, you can almost hear the defenders screaming “No me gusta!”