June 15, 2013
There are several differences between football played in the United Kingdom and soccer played in the United States. However, one very important similarity that they share with each other and with every country on earth is that the games themselves are played under the exact same FIFA regulations. When you’ve gone online to http://www.SlackWare.org, ordered up a soccer channel and watched a Premier League game, the playing rules will be exactly the same as if you had started watching an MLS contest. This is unlike basketball, for example. In that sport, Americans play under different sets of rules during their high school, college and professional playing careers, and those are all different from the rules utilized in professional leagues in Europe and at the Olympics.
However, the differences between British football and American soccer are many. Probably the most noticeable is that in the United Kingdom, clubs can be relegated to the minor leagues. By the same token, teams can rise up the ranks by finishing at or near the top of the tables. You likely have turned on a TV website at some point to watch the fascinating promotion-and-relegation battles that take place every year in England. In America, franchises that play in Major League Soccer are permanently at that level unless they move to a different city or fold. Although supporters of MLS clubs may not experience the excitement of possibly being promoted or the fear of possibly being relegated, it is nice to know that your club will be at the MLS level for the foreseeable future no matter how bad the results may be.
Another noticeable difference is that most soccer fans in America focus nearly entirely on league play. By comparison, those who support English clubs may focus on league play but are still very interested in how their team does in the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League. The United States does, however, have a domestic cup – the U.S. Open Cup – and a Champions League competition for teams that qualify – the CONCACAF Champions League. It may be expected that American fans do not care as much about international competition. However, the format of the U.S. Open Cup can be compared to March Madness, an event that Americans hold dear, with the prospect of a lower-level team knocking off a giant in a competitive setting.
May 5, 2013
Most Notable Playmakers of the 1990s
The FA Premier League was born in 1992 and immediately proved to be the place for world-class footballers to strut their stuff against the best competition available. There were many notable stars in the early years of the Premier League, but only a handful of football geniuses whose brilliance brought the game to new heights of wonder and athleticism. Among them:
Eric Cantona – The lads at Man U had no shortage (more…)
June 27, 2012
The main thing that a central midfielder is going to do in the game of soccer, is they are going to take control of the ball from the opposing team, and they are going to try to keep the ball when they play. The duties of a central midfielder are going to be slightly different every game. It will also depend on the coach and how they want their players to be playing the game.
The good news (more…)
November 19, 2011
A sweeper in soccer can be a demanding and difficult task to accomplish. If you want to become a successful and great soccer sweeper, you need to give all your time and effort to improve your skills. Below, you will find a few tips that you can follow to become a better soccer sweeper.
1. The best thing that you should do to improve your skills as a sweeper is to study or read the offense properly. Although it is true that it is a difficult thing to do, no (more…)
November 16, 2011
On the event that you want to improve or enhance your game as a goalkeeper, here are three tips that you should follow to ensure that you will become a better goalkeeper:
1. Have courage – One of the best things that you should do in order for you to become a good goalkeeper is to have courage. You should always be aggressive when it comes to your role as a goalkeeper so that your opponent will not have a (more…)
November 13, 2011
UK football has changed quite a bit over the past 20 or so years. The influx of foreign coaches and managers has transformed the way the game has played. A more professional outlook to diet, fitness and coaching has resulted and this means English teams have been more successful abroad. Over the past ten years, there have been two European Champions League winners from English clubs and they have been involved in seven finals over the past ten years in some capacity.
The best English football teams have generally remained the same. Manchester United have taken (more…)
October 18, 2011
If you’ve ever watched an international soccer match on Direct tv you may have noticed that some of the players are, well, smoking! Soccer breeds some of the best looking athletes on the planet and we’ve put together a list of some of our favorites:
Tim Howard – He’s the goalie for the US’s developing soccer team and he’s got a unique mix of down-home charm and ethnic good looks. Howard’s soft spoken to boot (more…)
July 21, 2011
Without saying, you will need a uniform, football cleats and shin guards. Wait though there is other gear that is reasonable for a woman to buy. In order to practice at home you will need to get a regulation football.
A football equipment bag is very nice to have. It helps to keep all your stuff together and ready to go. Have you ever gotten hit in the head by a ball that was just kicked and leave the game with a minor (more…)
July 17, 2011
Whether you are a football fan or a mere spectator or player, you might have noticed the different brands of football clothing and accessories available in the market. But who is the largest supplier of football clothing and accessories?
I am not going to look at any specific brands in this article. I just want to highlight that there are so many brands which are competing neck to neck in this niche. Most of these brands have (more…)
July 15, 2011
Are you looking for the largest supplier of football clothing and accessories? The last couple of years you might have noticed that men’s football gear is evolving. The football gears are coming with different designs and qualities. Interesting, more designers and football manufacturers are putting more emphasis on the protective aspect of the gear.
The question thus arises, where can you get the most affordable men’s football gear to buy? I tend to agree with (more…)