Chile's 1974 World Cup team qualified for the international tournament by scoring a goal against no one in a stadium turned into a concentration camp. This haunting but little-known piece of history is the subject of a new ESPN 30 for 30 documentary premiering tonight, The Opposition, from director ... More >>
It's been a busy year for St. Louis soccer fans. More than 40,000 of them raced to get tickets to Busch Stadium when Manchester City challenged Chelsea in May 2012. The same thing happened three months later, when more than 54,000 football fanatics packed the Edward Jones Dome to catch Real Madrid ... More >>
Sorry, St. Louis. The news that the Bosnia-Herzegovina national soccer team will play its next international friendly against the United States here in River City is probably nothing more than a rumor.
International soccer star Lionel Messi will not be on Busch Stadium's pitch Monday. The best soccer player in the world will be out for eight weeks after tearing a left thigh muscle on Sunday, so he won't suit up for the international friendly between Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina. But for tens ... More >>
Update: See photos from soccer at Busch Stadium. St. Louis resident George Gansner was able to snag a ticket to the highly anticipated Manchester City v. Chelsea F.C. soccer match tonight at Busch Stadium -- but he won't be needing it. That's because he'll be on the now transformed field refereeing ... More >>
In this day and age, it's become almost commonplace for artists to plug songs into a video game. Heck, there's an entire freaking genre dedicated to translating music into video game form. While musicians and their labels frantically rush to get a song in the latest FIFA title, there's a small subs ... More >>
Image ViaA month's worth of incessantly buzzing vuvuzelas and ready-made excuses for early-morning drinking came to an unforgettable end yesterday afternoon when Spain, the pre-tournament favorites, defeated the Netherlands 1-0 on Andrés Iniesta's extra time goal.The matches might be over for th ... More >>
Ian FroebYeah, the Brazilians LOVE football.Keegan is out of town for a few days. I will try to fill his boots.The highly anticipated meeting between Brazil and Portugal -- ranked #1 and #3 in the world, respectively, by FIFA (and let's not even get into the historical baggage) -- was a dud. Yell ... More >>
In World Cup-frenzied South Africa, nutrition researchers are concerned about the amount of junk food advertising during FIFA games. The Tabelo Times quotes the World Cancer Research Fund: "It is disappointing that these companies have been chosen as sponsors and partners." Can't get enough Food N ... More >>
gousabid.comSt. Louis fails to net World Cup bid.St. Louis won't host any World Cup 2018 games.The USA Bid Committee this afternoon announced the roster of U.S. cities that will vie to host games during the world soccer championships. The eighteen cities chosen: Atlanta, San Diego, Phoenix, Dalla ... More >>
You'd think St. Louis would be happy -- or overwhelmed -- enough with hosting this year's MLB All-Star Game to look forward to a return to global obscurity. Or, at the very least, we should pay closer attention to how Chicago is making a fool of itself in its 2016 Olympic bid.But no. Our fair city, ... More >>
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This World Cup game will make you shout like Andrés Cantor.