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Why Did MLS Kill The Ball And The Cleat

Obafemi Martens, Robbie Keane, Marco Di Vaio, Tim Cahill, Thierry Henry and Jermain Defoe – few of the experienced names who are currently playing with their respective clubs in Major League Soccer (MLS). Names like Kaka, David Villa and Frank Lampard are to follow. MLS has consistently demonstrated…

Cristiano Ronaldo And His Softer Side

Tsunami 2004: A 9-yr-old Acehnese boy called Martunis, was swept a mile away from his home by an onslaught of massive waves that hit the region, which eventually was triggered by an earthquake. For 19 lonely days, he survived on wild berries, dried noodles and water from rain…

The State Of Saudi Football

July 3, 1994 Brazilian referee Renato Marsiglia blows the final whistle as Sweden advances to the quarterfinals of World Cup 94 after beating Saudi Arabia 3-1 in Dallas’ Cotton Bowl. An early goal by Martin Dahlin devastated the Saudis, only for Kennet Andersson to double the lead 10…

For The Americans, A Transition Phase Begins

And so it begins. These agonizing thoughts of how this young group of players, preferred by Klinsmann way before the roster submission deadline of June 2nd, might perform in a few weeks time. These thoughts will eventually be torturous in coming days. While fans praised the selection of…