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Luis Suarez: Excessive Punishment For Uruguayan After Biting Incident Would Be Huge Mistake

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Luis Suarez: Excessive Punishment For Uruguayan After Biting Incident Would Be Huge Mistake

If you have access to the internet at all, you must have seen some type of replay of Liverpool and Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini in their Group D match-up of the 2014 World Cup. Immediately after it happened, cries for a life time ban and other excessive punishment ensued on […]

2014 World Cup: Costa Rica Becomes First CONCACAF Team to Advance to Knockout Rounds

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2014 World Cup: Costa Rica Becomes First CONCACAF Team to Advance to Knockout Rounds

On Friday, Costa Rica became the first team from CONCACAF to advance to the knockout rounds. I’d be lying if I told you I thought they would win a single game,, yet alone advance from the Group D — a group also known as the Group of Champions. How did they do it? In their […]

2014 FIFA World Cup: England Starting XI Instant Analysis

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2014 FIFA World Cup: England Starting XI Instant Analysis

According to sources across the pond, Roy Hodgson has released his starting lineup for England‘s must-win match win Uruguay today. It is an unchanged side from the Three Lions 2-1 loss to Italy last Saturday in Manaus. ENGLAND STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart Glen Johnson — Phil Jagielka — Gary Cahill — Leighton Baines Steven […]

Live 2014 FIFA World Cup Commentary for June 13

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Live 2014 FIFA World Cup Commentary for June 13

Ivory Coast 2, Japan 1 Keisuke Honda, Japan (16′) Wilfried Bony, Ivory Coast (64′) Gervinho, Ivory Coast (66′) 7:55 pm: Thank you for joining me for this match. This is Chris Blakely and I enjoyed bringing you the action tonight. Matthew Evans will be back with you tomorrow at 11am EDT for more live coverage. 90+6: And there […]

STS/TAP Fantasy World Cup Challenge: The Silence of the Lahms Draft Recap

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STS/TAP Fantasy World Cup Challenge: The Silence of the Lahms Draft Recap

It was one month ago when this idea was brought up by our colleague Baxter Colburn. His original suggestion was that “we do a World Cup ‘Draft’ where we select a starting XI based off the squads released for the WC.’ This idea eventually morphed into “why don’t we make this like fantasy football where […]

2014 World Cup Nation Profile: Uruguay

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2014 World Cup Nation Profile: Uruguay

The 2014 World Cup is approaching fast as we are less than 40 days until the first kickoff. We will be previewing each participating country over the next two weeks in order to give you a little background on how that nation qualified for the World Cup as well as some key players to keep an eye […]

2014 World Cup Nation Profile: Italy

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2014 World Cup Nation Profile: Italy

The 2014 World Cup is approaching fast as we are less than 40 days until the first kickoff. We will be previewing each participating country over the next two weeks in order to give you a little background on how that nation qualified for the World Cup as well as some key players to keep an eye […]