An old sport with new ties is sweeping across America from coast to coast. Known in other countries as futbol, calcio, football, among other things Americans have adopted the name Soccer to describe this compelling battle of eleven versus eleven. From club play such as MLS, EPL, Serie A, and La Liga to more worldwide play such as Champions League, World Cup, and Euro competition, each event is here to stay. Soccer is the game of ninety beautiful minutes that has grabbed the attention of the USA and its diverse inhabitants.
It is not uncommon to walk the streets today and see young and old wearing the colors of their favorite soccer teams and nations. This only signifies the growing popularity of the modern sport. There is no concrete day of when soccer was originated, however it was established in England and from that moment forward it spread throughout the world. Though a compelling history, what lies within the soccer fan is the true beauty of the sport; passion, emotion, pain is only the start of what soccer means to a fan. These fans bleed the color of their squad, it engulfs their everyday life from the updates and news to the banter and criticism, nothing else can equate to that moment when your team steps on the pitch, giving it their all for the fan’s jersey and glory.
Experience has taught us that soccer is a sport of intensity, excitement and belonging which can be said about many groups across the world, especially here at the Royal Mile. We will be providing up to date news and information about upcoming games, transfers, squads and more to satisfy your soccer needs. We all know that soccer is best watched among friends, having drinks and being in an environment that urges passion and gives you the freedom to express your love for the sport. Our goal is to provide that place, a place for soccer fans by soccer fans. Please make sure you follow us to learn about upcoming games, up to date news and anything else that a soccer fan can enjoy.
Chelsea outplay Manchester City with a 1-0 to end the 13 game winning streak of Manchester City. Ivanovic scores the goal of the match in the 32nd minute to bring Chelsea into a two-way tie for 2nd place at 53 points and within striking distance of 1st place Arsenal.
Will Wondolowski’s two goals on Friday against South Korea be enough for him to make the 23 man roster? Let us know if you think he has what it takes to knock out one of 3 locked forwards of Altidore, Johansson, and Eddie Johnson.
Juventus put up 3 goals against a struggling Inter Milan, who just changed ownership to Erick Thorhir to widen the gap between them and 2nd place AS Roma.
Barcelona losing grip of La Liga. On Saturday, Barcelona was handed a rare loss at home to Valencia in a 3-2 thriller. With this loss, they dropped out of 1st place in La Liga for the first time in 59 weeks, now equal with Real Madrid and both looking up at Atletico Madrid.
Stoke City shocking Manchester United. Stoke City’s Charlie Adam nets a double at Britannia Stadium to clinch Stoke City’s first win against Manchester United in history. It has created further drama for Moyes, United’s coach as they fall further down the table. Manchester United currently sits in 7th place at 40 points as Stoke, at 11th, creeps closer to the top ten.
Can Beckham bring a winning formula to Miami? David Beckham is using the option in his contract with the LA Galaxy to purchase a MLS expansion team at a discount of $25 million. The problem that lies ahead is the location for the stadium would have to be privately funded. He is relying on multiple business partners, including Simon Fuller and Marcelo Claure to bring the excitement of soccer to South Beach.
Tuesday, February 4th:
Coppa Italia Semi Finals- Fiorentina v. Udinese – 2:00 pm
French Coupe de La Ligue-Nantes v. PSG – 2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 5th:
Spanish Copa del Rey- Real Madrid v. Atletico Madrid- 1:00 pm
Spanish Copa del Rey- Barcelona vs Real Sociedad- 3:00 pm
Coppa Italia Semi Finals- AS Roma v. Napoli- 1:45 pm
Saturday, February 8th:
EPL: Liverpool v. Arsenal- 6:45 am
EPL: Chelsea v. Newcastle United- 9:00 am
EPL: Southampton v. Stoke City- 9:00 am
Spanish Primera Division- Real Madrid v. Villareal- 1:00 pm
Italian Serie A- Napoli v. AC Milan-1:45 pm
German Bundesliga- Nurnberg v. Bayern Munich -8:30 am
Sunday, February 9th:
EPL: Tottenham v. Everton- 7:30 am
EPL: Man United v. Fulham- 10 am
Spanish Primera Division: Barcelona v. Sevilla FC- 2pm
Serie A: AS Roma v. Lazio- 8 am
French Ligue 1: AS Monaco v. PSG- 2pm
German Bundesliga- Schalke 04 v. Hannover 96- 10:30 am