Category America

New FIFA Now Meets In Brussels But Must Move Beyond Its Safe European Home

Yet what was significant was who did not make it to Brussels. David Ginola, attempting to run against Blatter, was not in the house. Neither was Prince Ali Bin Hussein, a FIFA vice-president and an alternative to Blatter with some credibility even if commentators who should know better have dismissed him as “some Jordanian prince.”

China Must Bid For The World Cup (oh, and the U.S., too), says challenger to Blatter

A future FIFA must boost the sport in ‘developing’ nations with huge populations previously ‘neglected’ by the world governing body. Specifically: India, China, Indonesia, and the United States…

A New Team for MLS, Human Rights, & the Death Penalty

New York City FC will join MLS in 2015. The new team is a partnership between the New York Yankees and (major party) Manchester City FC, aka Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan from the United Arab Emirates. As these things tend to be, it is a complicated arrangement. The Empire Supporters Club, a fan […]

FBI Most Wanted: FIFA Corruption

The shameless disregard for the sport and abuse of powers by those responsible for “governing” the game were only going to go unnoticed for so long.

Why Match-Fixing Is Just Like A Lap Dance

“It is very easy to get a professional athlete to come ‘on side’,” said the son of a former hitman. “We would spend a lot of time trying to get these guys to do this. We would deliberately target them. Heck, a lot of the time they would come to us.”

If Qatar 2022 Goes Down In Flames, So Too Do Football’s Prominent & Powerful

One thing is for sure. If the Qatar bid does go down (or up in flames) then a lot of very prominent and powerful people in football will go down with it. Not that that is necessarily a bad thing.

“You Suck, Asshole!”: An American Dilemma

News from America where there’s consternation about fans at Major League Soccer games chanting “You suck, Asshole!” at opposition goalkeepers as they take a goal kick. Oh, the humanity. But, apparently this is a serious issue. My alma mater (one of them), the British magazine When Saturday Comes, highlights that: “The league has been attempting […]