David Beckham’s Weekend: A Beautiful Day For A Wedding Followed By Texas Sized English Weather For Footy

Royal Weddings come along once every generation, whereas Englishmen can play football in a downpour on a regualr basis. If you were David Beckham, holding an gold embossed personal invitation from William and Kate, would you honestly turn it down?

“No thanks luvs, I’ve got a kick-about planned for that weekend. Maybe if you reschedule….?”

WFC’s Weekend Catch – The World’s Choice Fixtures For 16-17 April, 2011

While MLS and South American leagues are just getting started or in their middle stages, competitions across Europe and in Mexico are headed into the final stretch. To that end, there are any number of important matches, wherever you look. We’ve done our best to bring the most crucial to your attention, which means a King Sized Catch, this week. Are you up for it? We hope so, because here it is. Enjoy, but don’t hurt yourself!

Red Bulls and Galaxy Sing The Big Money Blues

With the Red Bulls paying out $11 million annually to Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez and the Galaxy in the last year of a $250 million dollar deal with David Beckham, fans in NY & LA have failed to realise the same return on the investment as the league has as a whole. With the ‘Beckham Experiment’ almost at an end and the data condemning the on-pitch value of European superstars, one wonders whether the Galaxy and Red Bull supporters will be asked to continue sacrificing their championship dreams on the altar of good publicity?

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie & David Beckham Singin’ In The Rain

The LA Galaxy continued their dominance of the Sounders and snapped Seattle’s perfect opening day record.

The Next Step In The American Dream: The 2011 Major League Soccer Preview

With two new teams in the Pacific Northwest, the MLS has expanded to 18 teams, a 34-game schedule, a 10-team playoff and instantly added a six-pack of intense derby matches which could make 2011 a very interesting season.

Hot Dogs, Apple Pie and David Beckham

I suppose it’s inevitable, at this stage in the development of American soccer, that my first topic in a new column on the US game would deal with David Beckham.  There’s no question that he polarizes global football opinion like no other personality.  Half the world views him with scorn, seeing a limited talent who … Read more

Serie A Spaghetti Western Theatre: AC Milan Get Tough, Sampdoria Sell Silverware, Brescia Coaching Confusion

The Good What a difference a year makes. Last season, AC Milan, with Leonardo at the helm, was chasing Mourinho’s Inter and Ranieri’s Roma, the combined flair of Ronaldhino, Pato, Clarence Seedorf, Klass-Jan Huntelaar, Andrea Pirlo, Pippo Inzaghi and David Beckham of insufficient substance to contend for the Scudetto.  Now, after an autumn in the … Read more

Major League Soccer– An American Soccer Experience

Football fans outside the United States may not have a deep knowledge of our top professional division, Major League Soccer.  Although the history of soccer in the United States is long and significant, MLS is a recent addition to the landscape.  The League was formed in 1993 and began play in 1996, the result of … Read more

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