• More officials do not necessarily mean less mistakes by officials
    It is a well acknowledged fact that soccer has the fewest number of officials per square feet in any team sport may be with the exception of rugby. But if one follows the history of Laws of the Game one can clearly see the transition from the linesman -- whose sole duty was to indicate that the ball was out or not and the direction -- to the Assistant Referees with more appropriate job definitions. Along with those the use of technology was introduced. All with the hope that there will be less match-critical mistakes in a game.
  • Bob Bradley throws some shade on Jurgen Klinsmann
    Bob Bradley held his first press conference since being named manager of the English Premier League club Swansea City. He talked passionately and proudly about himself -- "I am not an American manager. I am a football manager" -- and about his work in Egypt, about his move to Europe at Norway's Stabaek, about leaving Le Havre and about Swansea City.
  • More fines to Mexico for anti-gay chant -- but is that enough?
    This week, FIFA took action against Mexico, as well as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, for "homophobic chants by supporters."
  • Have we seen the last of Concacaf?
    So we all might need to come up with a new phrase for "Concacafed," that word used when something goes wrong at the Gold Cup or when your favorite team has been the victim of a bad call in a Concacaf match.
  • A 48-team World Cup? Dumb, dumb, dumb
    It was once said that Sepp Blatter was good for 50 ideas every morning before breakfast and 51 of them were bad. But Gianni Infantino, Blatter's successor as FIFA president, is quickly giving him a run for his money.
  • Bob Bradley and his Swansea deep-dive
    There will be skepticism about Swansea City's hiring of Bob Bradley -- Americans Jason Levien and Steve Kaplan took over the club in the summer and dumped Italian Francesco Guidolin in favor of Bradley -- but what managerial move isn't second-guessed in the hyper-tabloid world of the British press? What should come as no surprise is Bradley knocked out of the park his interview with his new bosses.
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