SNL’s Leslie Jones became a huge soccer fan over the weekend

People become soccer fans for various reasons. Some become fans because they may have played when they were a kid. Some gravitate to the free flowing nature of the sport. Some see the camaraderie of a supporters group and want to be a part of that atmosphere. For Saturday Night Live and Ghostbusters actress, Leslie Jones, […]

Looking ahead toward Sunday’s MLS quadruple header

New York Red Bulls vs. Montreal Impact The Red Bulls enter this match playing like the team that won the Supporters’ Shield last season. They now have a serviceable backline after injuries decimated it throughout the season, and aside from Alex Muyl stepping in for Lloyd Sam, the starting lineup is identical to 2015’s. Their […]

Previewing Wednesday’s MLS knockout round matches

Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC Quick overview: Neither team is in particularly good form entering this early-round contest. Sixth-seed Philadelphia enter this matchup having not won since August 27th, while Toronto come in having seen their defense falter and their attack lose some luster over the past month and a half. TFC are in much […]

Nigerian men’s soccer team stuck at airport, will arrive in Brazil hours before first game

Because the charter airline that was supposed to fly the team hasn’t been paid yet, the Nigerian men’s soccer team is currently stranded at Atlanta International Airport. The Nigeria Football Federation claimed that a “logistical mix-up” was why the payment hasn’t reached the bank account to the charter airline but since they haven’t seen that money, they are […]

VIDEO: You or I could have shot a better penalty kick than this

Athletes do so many extraordinary things in their sport that when you or I watch them perform, we can only dream of doing what they can do. After seeing this penalty kick, we can feel a bit better about ourselves. This penalty kick fail happened in the Lithuanian Football Federation Cup. Gytis Siugzda of FK Silas […]

Spanish football team C.D. Palencia goes inside-out with bizarre kit design

Chances are even the diehard American soccer fan has never heard of Spanish side C.D. Palencia? Well, the fourth division Spanish side has found a way to make a name for itself thanks to a…shall we say, “unique” kit design? In partnership with Kappa, Palencia unveiled an “inside-out” kit design — and no, the design […]

Australian goalkeeper Stefan Petrovski dies after being struck by lightning

The chances of being struck by lightning seem so slim, but then there are the deadly reminders of just how serious that situation can be. Unfortunately, a month after being struck by lightning following a training session, young Australian goalkeeper Stefan Petrovski has died. According to the report in The Guardian in the U.K., Petrovski was […]

EPL teams vetting potential transfer targets social media presence

Social media is a vital part of just about anyones life in 2016, but for a professional soccer player it is the easiest way to connect with fans without having to do the whole face-to-face meeting thing. It also happens to be a hazard of the job if one isn’t doing it right. At least […]

IFAB and FIFA approves video replay experiments for referees

FIFA and the International Football Association Board approved a system to test video replay for certain calls today at the IFAB general meeting in Wales. New FIFA president Gianni Infantino was there and spearheaded the move to bring more technological innovation to soccer. Following the agreement, Infantino said, “We have taken really a historic decision for […]

World Football: Winners and losers of the January transfer window

The January transfer window has come to a rather lackluster end. There usually aren’t a lot of earth shattering deals made in January, but this season was especially quiet. That didn’t mean this wasn’t a busy transfer window, but many moves were made by midtable and/or teams in relegation fights looking to move up a […]

VIDEO: Merry Christmas from everyone at 32 Flags!

Merry Christmas to you and yours. Hope you are with the ones you love and hope you got everything you wanted on your wish list. We’ll be back tomorrow for Boxing Day coverage and we’re getting ready for our year in review, the upcoming transfer window and speculating on what is going to happen in […]