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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by Fister Roboto
on Feb 13, 2013 -
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 -
[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 -
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 -
Can you help me find football match reports from between the two World Wars in Esperanto? Specifically I'm looking for any match report featuring the Austrian national team of the era (1918-1937) but anything even remotely connected would be of help. [more inside]
posted by Kattullus
on May 15, 2012 -
Where should I go in Duluth to watch the Champions League final?
posted by nickmark
on May 11, 2012 -
Football (soccer): if a player does a cautionable offence (or an offense that has been repeated enough times to warrant a caution), but it does not affect the run of play at all, can they still be given a yellow once the ball is out of play? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by omnigut
on Apr 30, 2012 -
Best way to get a package to Belize (Dangriga/Hopkins) inexpensively? We want to help out the village futbol (soccer) team, but all the options look to break the bank... [more inside]
posted by rich
on Apr 10, 2012 -
Soccer/Football refereeing question: When watching soccer games on television I often see an immense amount of clear fouls happening in the box when there are corner kicks being taken. Why don't referees blow these fouls more often?
posted by josher71
on Apr 10, 2012 -
When an English Premier League team gets relegated down, what does that actually mean to the players, coaches, and fans. Do salaries plummet? Contracts expire? Do top players get recruited back up? For fans is it easier/cheaper to get tickets? What is the impact?
posted by ecorrocio
on Mar 30, 2012 -
I need help staying calm and relaxed on the soccer pitch, but still play assertive. How do I reach that balanced zen? [more inside]
posted by kendrak
on Mar 20, 2012 -
Once my iPad 3 arrives this Friday, I'm planning on giving my 1st generation iPad to my parents. They're both in their 60s and fairly computer illiterate. I've tried to teach them the basics, but what apps or websites could I pre-install on the iPad when I give it to them to help them learn at their own pace? Bonus question; Dad likes soccer and I don't, so what's your recommendation for the best soccer apps to put on there? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000
on Mar 11, 2012 -
Why doesn't the English Premier League (soccer/ football) offer a service similar to the NBA's League Pass or MLB's MLB.tv? Or does it? (I'm in the U.S.) [more inside]
posted by hwickline
on Mar 5, 2012 -
What (if any) soccer matches will be in Quito, Ecuador in the first half of January 2012? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil
on Dec 7, 2011 -
Who is the Bill James of soccer? Looking for good soccer statistics analysis that is beyond what others are doing and is considered groundbreaking.
posted by josher71
on Nov 6, 2011 -
I want to watch the African Cup of Nations come January. Here's the problem: I live in the USA. Will I have to resort to, um, other measures than normal to see the matches?
posted by josher71
on Oct 26, 2011 -
My son, a soccer player and avid Manchester City and Manchester United fan, is turning 17 on the date of the Man City vs Man United match (April 28th, 2012). Since we were considering a trip to Europe next year, the stars all seemed to be in alignment for us to schedule our visit around his birthday. I wrote to inquire about tickets for the match
. In return, I received a lovely reply...but I don't understand it! Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by misha
on Sep 7, 2011 -
Is a full video of the Brazil vs. US Women's World Cup match available anywhere online? Google is failing me. Would like the full game and would rather not watch multiple clips, if possible.
posted by mudpuppie
on Jul 23, 2011 -