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Soccer Insider Archive: History

Charleston's Three Lions Pub: a soccer highlight in America's lowcountry

You come to Charleston, S.C., for the Civil War history. You come for the pleasant weather and lowcountry charm. You come for the oysters and shrimp and grits. And if you are a soccer supporter, you come for the Three Lions Pub at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island, the...

By Steve Goff  | March 9, 2011; 2:19 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  England, History, USL, USSF  | Tags:  Charleston Battery  
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Poll: National Soccer Hall of Fame voting

The player ballot for 2011 inductions into the National Soccer Hall of Fame is set. The voters who will decide are Hall of Famers, select administrators and designated media members. Each voter can list up to 10 candidates. Any player appearing on at least 66.7 percent of ballots will earn...

By Steve Goff  | February 18, 2011; 10:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  D.C. United, Hall of Fame, History, MLS, U.S. men's national team, Women  | Tags:  MLS, National Soccer Hall of Fame  
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Soccer books for the holidays

With the holiday season upon us, we toast Colorado and Qatar, Inter Milan and Internacional, Forlan and Fabregas, España and Essien, Donovan and Dempsey, Messi and Mandela, Villa and the vuvuzela. We remember who has been naughty (FIFA executive committee) and nice (Bafana Bafana supporters). We await a visit from...

By Steve Goff  | December 9, 2010; 10:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Books, History  | Tags:  soccer books  
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Wednesday kickaround: MLS awards finalists, Americans abroad, Dutch American attitudes, Washington Diplomats, TV listings

*This afternoon, MLS will unveil the finalists for individual season awards. The most attention -- and subsequent discussion -- will center on the most valuable player honor. With his late-season scoring surge that earned him the Golden Boot, San Jose's Chris Wondolowski (18 goals) should be among the final three...

By Steve Goff  | October 27, 2010; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Americans Abroad, College Soccer, D.C. United, History, MLS, Netherlands, TV  | Tags:  MLS  
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Soccer brainstorming: raindrops, dropping names

With the heavens dumping not just inches but feet of rain along the Eastern Seaboard this week, we honor soccer's hydro-powered players, clubs and nicknames: Liverpool, Blackpool, Paul Mariner, Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng, Germany's Jerome Boateng, Hull City, Columbus Crew, Crewe Alexandra, Harrisburg City Islanders, Puerto Rico Islanders, Ocean City Nor'easters,...

By Steve Goff  | October 1, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (38)
Categories:  History  
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Thursday World Cup kickaround

*Bafana Bafana's loss to Uruguay came on an important anniversary in South Africa. *Don't mess with the Gooch. *Headlines in the local papers: "Agony! Forlan, one-eyed referee and timid Bafana defer SA's dream" "Eish, Bafana! SA reels from red card and 3-0 Uruguayan win" "Bafana dream on knife-edge: Uruguay victory...

By Steve Goff  | June 17, 2010; 5:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  2010 World Cup, History, South Africa, TV, U.S. men's national team  | Tags:  Bafana Bafana, South Africa, World Cup  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Thursday kickaround, Steve Goff , June 10, 2010
Tuesday kickaround, Steve Goff , April 20, 2010
Thursday kickaround, Steve Goff , February 11, 2010
Monday Kickaround, Steve Goff , January 25, 2010
Early Tuesday Kickaround, Steve Goff , January 19, 2010
Preki, Dooley Elected to Hall of Fame, Steve Goff , January 14, 2010
Adu-Johnson, Perkins, Draft, Hall, Rapids, Steve Goff , January 12, 2010
Life of Pele, Steve Goff , November 27, 2009
Ready, Set, Score, Steve Goff , November 11, 2009
Hall of Fame Nominees, Steve Goff , November 9, 2009
Sunday Kickaround, Steve Goff , November 1, 2009
Tuesday Kickaround, Steve Goff , October 20, 2009
Friday Kickaround, Steve Goff , October 9, 2009
Video: Soccer Movie Trailer, Steve Goff , August 26, 2009
Monday Kickaround, Steve Goff , August 3, 2009
El MLS Loco, Steve Goff , August 2, 2009
Summer Soccer Reading, Steve Goff , July 13, 2009
Late-Day Kickaround, Steve Goff , June 26, 2009
Poll: Greatest USA Upset?, Steve Goff , June 24, 2009
Tuesday Kickaround, Steve Goff , June 16, 2009
Friday Kickaround, Steve Goff , June 12, 2009
Tuesday Kickaround, Steve Goff , May 12, 2009
Monday Kickaround, Steve Goff , May 11, 2009
Wednesday Kickaround, Steve Goff , April 15, 2009
Snow Patrol, Steve Goff , March 2, 2009
We're No. 2! (Behind Skydiving), Steve Goff , February 26, 2009
Video: Making a List, Steve Goff , February 24, 2009
Soccer History (Continued), Steve Goff , January 9, 2009
Happy Holidays, Steve Goff , December 23, 2008
Normandy, Soccer and History, Steve Goff , December 19, 2008
 
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