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Advice on attending RSC Anderlecht match?

I'm going to be in Brussels for a conference next month and I'm interested in checking out an RSC Anderlecht match, specifically the Europa League match against Zenit. However, I'm running into a brick wall trying to find information about tickets, as the club's site links to an online ticketing service that doesn't seem to work. I gather that tickets are available at the stadium before match time, though I did see one thing that suggested tickets weren't available day of match. Can anyone shed some light on this for me? Also, I have never been to a match in Europe -- is it cool to just wander in as an outsider and cheer for the locals?
posted by aaronetc on Jan 5, 2017 - 2 answers

Soccer in the snow belt

Anyone know of a place in the Brattleboro/Putney VT area where I could watch the MLS final on Saturday?
posted by transient on Dec 6, 2016 - 1 answer

Tips For an England Football Match

I'm taking a football-loving six-year-old boy to the England v. Spain friendly at Wembley this week. This will be the first pro football (or "soccer," for Americans) match either of us have ever attended, and I know next to nothing about the sport. What advice would you give me for having a fun and safe night out? [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Nov 14, 2016 - 10 answers

Wie sagt man das

"clean sheet" (as in a shutout in football) in German?
posted by wensink on Jun 26, 2016 - 2 answers

Somewhere to watch England v. Russia in Boston 6/11/16?

I'm meeting a friend in Boston on June 11th and we'd very much like to watch the England v. Russia Euro football (soccer) in a pub. We'd be looking for ideally the closest experience to watching it in a pub in England, i.e. a place dedicated to watching just this match with a partisan crowd shouting for England, or as close to that as possible. Anyone got any suggestions for venues? Thanks!
posted by merocet on May 21, 2016 - 2 answers

Birthday ideas for a soccer fan in San Jose

So my husband's birthday is coming up, which is going to be his first birthday we're celebrating as a married couple. I tend to like to gift experiences rather than things, and I'm thinking of doing something soccer-themed this year, as he really loves soccer and we've never actually attended a soccer game together. [more inside]
posted by massofintuition on Mar 21, 2016 - 4 answers

How do I get tickets to Barcelona v Arsenal?

I am an American and a soccer fan. I will be in Barcelona on Wednesday March 16, when Barcelona play Arsenal in a Champions League match. How do I get tickets? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Feb 17, 2016 - 7 answers

So apparently I'm a fan of the English Premier League

I have found myself watching EPL the last few weekends, cumulating last Saturday with three straight games. I think its time to admit I'm a fan. So I'm looking for a few blogs, email newsletters, etc. to follow to stay up on the league. Suggestions? There is a lot out there and I don't have time to filter through it all to find the few good sources. [more inside]
posted by COD on Dec 30, 2015 - 22 answers

Publicly wearing a soccer jersey in the UK... Foolish?

In the US, wearing sports team jerseys in public is no big deal. I'm told that this isn't the case in the UK with soccer jerseys. Friends say I should not wear my team's colors in public when I go to the UK, lest I attract insults (or worse) from strangers who support rival teams. Is this true? [more inside]
posted by bruceo on Dec 5, 2015 - 11 answers

What happens to the game if a professional athlete dies on the field?

After watching Ricardo Lockette get knocked terrifyingly unconscious in tonight's Seahawks/Cowboys game, and wondering for the eight minutes he was down if he was even alive*, I'm curious to know what the rules governing various high-level sports leagues are about continuing play in the event of the death of an athlete on the field. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Nov 1, 2015 - 22 answers

Where can I find TV ratings in Japan?

Looking for World Cup final viewership
posted by wensink on Jul 6, 2015 - 1 answer

Where to watch the women's world cup final in Cardiff?

I'm in Cardiff, Wales and hoping to watch the women's world cup final (soccer) live tonight at midnight, preferably at a pub or similar environment. Anyone know where it might be shown?
posted by emd3737 on Jul 5, 2015 - 5 answers

Where to watch a Women's World Cup game in Toronto?

I'm interested in going out and catching the quarter final game this Saturday in Toronto. Where would be a good place? [more inside]
posted by cacofonie on Jun 25, 2015 - 6 answers

Can't stay away from Women's World Cup - US Citizen - pointers?

We are seeking advice on our one day trip to the Women's World Cup game on Tuesday. [more inside]
posted by KneeDeep on Jun 14, 2015 - 3 answers

Recommend me soccer goalie gloves please.

I'm an adult male, 35 years old in a few days. I play soccer in a league. I play goalie. I kill a pair of gloves about once every season and a half. Please help recommend me a new pair? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Mar 4, 2015 - 3 answers

Scottish Football Tickets?

If all goes well, we'll be in the Glasgow area around May 16th finishing off a week long Scottish vacation. I'd like to watch a live football game and (outside of a LFC vs Palace ticket appearing via genie wish) it seems the Scottish Premiership is my best bet. However, there are complications. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Mar 3, 2015 - 8 answers

How can I find out what professional soccer goalkeepers wear, and why?

I am interested in finding out the specific details about common trends (and not so common trends) among top professional soccer goalies in their choice of soccer uniform, underwear, tape, padding, etc. The more detailed, and more reasoning behind the choice, the better. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Feb 14, 2015 - 4 answers

getting a youth athlete "In The Zone"

How do you best motivate and encourage a youth athlete? How do you help focus a youth Athlete to get "in the zone" for an important try-out? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Oct 17, 2014 - 6 answers

can you help me find a satirical soccer team name/score thing?

I don't know where I saw this, but it was this year, probably during the World Cup. Maybe an imgur link from Reddit, maybe a tweet? It was a list of soccer team names and scores. They were all fake names, [lovingly?] poking fun at mostly English Premier League team names, I think. Each locality and team name was more ridiculous than the last, and every score was 0-0. I don't even think it said soccer or football, but something goofy like "sportsball rankings" or similar. That's it. Can you please help me find it?
posted by peep on Oct 1, 2014 - 6 answers

Help me find a professional soccer game to watch while I'm in Europe?

I will be in Europe with my SO From Aug 31 to Sep 5 we will be in Munich, then we plan to go to France, and Italy between Sep 5 and Sep 13 when we depart. We are willing to travel to any nearby country, we would like to see a top level professional soccer match. Any googling I did resulted in no matches being played in that time in those areas, am I missing something?
posted by crawltopslow on Aug 18, 2014 - 5 answers

An English speaker's Univision World Cup Primer?

I am watching the World Cup on Univision, and am excited to understand as much of the commentary as I do, but would love to understand more. Where can I find common words/phrases? [more inside]
posted by jermsplan on Jul 1, 2014 - 8 answers

World Cup 2014 podcasts?

What with work and family life, I'm not getting to see that much of the World Cup. I do, however, have some time each day to listen to podcasts while riding the bus to and from work. I'd like to listen to discussions and analyses of the various World Cup games while on the bus. Can you suggest some good podcasts?
posted by Area Man on Jun 18, 2014 - 5 answers

Where to watch a World Cup in Albany

I will be driving through Albany on Sunday around 6 p.m. I want to pull over and watch the U.S.A. vs Portugal soccer game. Where is the best place to watch the game that is accessible to the NY Thruway? Thank you.
posted by Ggardner on Jun 18, 2014 - 6 answers

Where to watch Ghana vs USA in DC?

Sadly the Ghana Cafe is closed, and now my dad and I need a new venue to watch Ghana vs USA tomorrow. Hoping to find a place with fans of both teams, a clear view of the TV without jostling or dodging, and preferably Tusker or other African beer available. Any recommendations, DC mefites?
posted by nkknkk on Jun 15, 2014 - 7 answers

Best World Cup liveblogs and twitter feeds?

What are the best World cup liveblogs? I'm looking for people who will blogging during games and who will be both insightful and funny. Any people/organizations who will be livetweeting games will also be appreciated.
posted by mcmile on Jun 12, 2014 - 6 answers


How can someone *listen* to World Cup matches, in the USA, either through a computer or a smartphone? I know something similar has been asked recently, but that was about watching: How do we watch the World Cup? And by listening to the matches, I mean *all* of the matches. So, hook me up with Iran vs. Nigeria! [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Jun 8, 2014 - 4 answers

How do we watch the World Cup matches without ESPN123?

Straightforward question: we'd like to be able to watch the 2014 World Cup soccer matches, especially towards the later stages. We have ultra-basic basic cable (over the air broadcast TV via cable, no cable box), fast internet, Netflix, Amazon Prime. Since this is mostly for my dad, a solution that doesn't involve too many technical steps would be better - I'm not averse to spending some cash on it, but the thought of paying even more money to Time Warner Cable fills me with murderous rage. Obvious solutions? Creative ideas?
posted by RedOrGreen on Jun 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Help me plan my 'adult family' trip to Belgium & Germany.

Questions inside. This is also related to the FIFA World Cup. [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on May 10, 2014 - 7 answers

Sources for good football/Soccer long form writing?

As part of the eternal quest to have interesting things to read on the train, I've been trying to find more sources of good long form writing on football (the Soccer variety for those who know it as such). [more inside]
posted by garius on May 4, 2014 - 12 answers

Is my new soccer/football broken?

I'm on vacation solo and bought my husband a really cool soccer ball, but the store did a bad job of deflating it, and cracked the outer shell. Will it be okay when I inflate it again, or should I be looking for a backup gift? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Mar 9, 2014 - 3 answers

What's the best way to prevent sports injuries?

Changing play style, preventative exercises, diet, etc? [more inside]
posted by randomnity on Dec 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Football Manager...Should I Buy? (Soccer Video Game)

Just wondering if I should invest my time/money into this game (having NO experience with it in the past). [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Oct 7, 2013 - 22 answers


What are the best resources for learning advanced soccer juggling skills? [more inside]
posted by Dansaman on Sep 27, 2013 - 1 answer

How to be the Ozil of Tuesday nights

Tips for a lifelong 11 a side football (soccer) player making the switch to 5 a side? [more inside]
posted by Albondiga on Sep 22, 2013 - 2 answers

How do I best coach my son's Gr. 7/8 school soccer team?

I've decided to help out my son's grade 7/8 soccer team this year as a coach but I have no experience with the game or coaching in a team environment. What can I do to make this fun for everyone involved? [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Sep 21, 2013 - 5 answers

Where can I watch USAMNT vs Costa Rica in Austin tonight?

Tonight's match is on beIN SPORTS network. What bars in Austin, TX will be showing that match? [more inside]
posted by popechunk on Sep 6, 2013 - 3 answers

Which Premier League team should I learn to love?

The EPL has finally comes en masse to American TV. NBC is broadcasting three featured matches a week, and making most if not all other matches available for live streaming online. So you've got 20 teams playing 38 matches for the Premier League itself. That's 760 fixtures right there. Among them are countless derbys, inter-regional rivalries, full of so much intensity and history that they shouldn't be missed Then there's the FA CUP, the League (Carling) Cup, and a few other smaller 'cups' I can't remember the names of. There's also the UEFA Cup and the Champions League, in both of which EPL clubs compete Between the EPL itself and all the tournaments and 'cups', the sheer number of matches is a bit much, a bit dizzying, for a clueless American who loves watching soccer, but doesn't know shit about the teams themselves. So who do you love--and, by extension, who do you hate--in the EPL, and why? I don't know enough to think for myself when it comes to Arsenal or Aston Villa, Man City or Sunderland. But now that I can watch them for myself here, in the states, I'd like to learn to love one or two clubs, albeit vicariously, for now, with a little help from those in the know. Thanks
posted by BadgerDoctor on Aug 27, 2013 - 61 answers

Looking for Germany Football (Soccer) Shorts

Looking to buy shorts for the German National Football (soccer) team online. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 19, 2013 - 6 answers

What sort of soccer play was this?

Awhile back I saw a soccer match where there was a play something like a penalty kick, something like a free kick, but not either of those exactly. I'm pretty sure it was taken within the penalty box, but not at the usual spot. The announcers were talking about how rare it was and how many teams don't practice for it. Anyone know what this could have been?
posted by aerotive on Aug 16, 2013 - 6 answers

Box on back of Canadian women's soccer players.

During the Canada vs USA friendly women's soccer match, many of the Canadian players had a single rectangular shaped protrusion located high between the shoulder blades and under the jersey. What might this be?
posted by Feisty on Jun 3, 2013 - 3 answers

What a guy wants, what a guy needs

What would be the perfect birthday gift for a 17 year old guy who loves soccer? (Non-soccer gift ideas would also be appreciated. A book gift that he wouldn't hate would be the most amazing suggestion imaginable.) [more inside]
posted by cessair on Apr 18, 2013 - 17 answers

I'm going to a German soccer (football) match. What should I know?

The match is Stuttgart vs. Gladbach and it's in Stuttgart on April 14th. I'm pretty familiar with soccer, thanks to Football Manager 2012 (it's a computer game) but I guess I'm curious if there's anything I can do between now and then or on the day of the match to improve my experience, or if anyone has a good English-language source for following Bundesliga happenings. The American sports websites are okay, but I'd like to get more in-depth information. Thanks!
posted by Fister Roboto on Feb 13, 2013 - 3 answers

Hand Washing Sports Jersey's

Looking for a better alternative to cleaning jerseys in a washing machine. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Feb 5, 2013 - 7 answers

A League Of My Own

Help me find professional baseball or soccer leagues for me to follow that don't suffer from the same issues that bother me about American sports. [more inside]
posted by shushufindi on Nov 27, 2012 - 15 answers

I mean, it's just kicking the ball, right?

Explain non-American football ("soccer") to me like I'm a 6-year-old. [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Oct 1, 2012 - 23 answers

Strength and Conditioning for a nearly 10-year-old?

[KidsSportTraining/StrengtheningFilter]My son has been asked to play "up" an age division in soccer (football). He is excited about this, but a little nervous about some things... [more inside]
posted by kuanes on Aug 20, 2012 - 10 answers

How can I watch the women's USA v. France soccer match?

How can I watch tomorrow's USA vs France women's soccer match online LIVE? [more inside]
posted by mudpuppie on Jul 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Soccer books on the Kindle

What are some great soccer/football books available for the Kindle? I'm looking specifically for books that were released in the UK but not in the USA. I'm also looking more for magazine/non fiction type of writing rather than books about tactics or the more mechanical aspects of the game.
posted by josher71 on Jun 22, 2012 - 17 answers

How do I edit and load educational videos into my kindle fire?

How do I edit and load educational videos into my kindle fire? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Jun 19, 2012 - 3 answers

What does it take to make a great football club?

Please help me settle an argument about sports, specifically soccer (football). [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger on Jun 8, 2012 - 12 answers

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