In a world full of flashy cleats everywhere you look, Nike has done everyone a favor and released some very, very elegant boots. Black is the new black after all. Don't get me wrong, the new Adidas Nemiziz have everyone swooning at the moment.
With the FIFA Confederations Cup in full swing, the opening match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia is officially less than a year away.
For fans who are planning on making the trip to cheer on their country, they can expect to spend about $2,500 on travel, lodging, tickets, food and other miscellaneous expenses for a week-long trip. Although only three teams have officially qualified for Russia 2018 (Brazil, Iran and Russia), it'd be a smart move to start saving up now for fans of nations positioned well in qualifying.
Pep Guardiola's net worth has been estimated at around $40 million. That is less than Manchester City pays in transfer fees for many of the players Guardiola wants, but it's still quite a lot of money. More than I have, anyway.
The race for the next round of MLS expansion spots is easily the most contested to date. Twelve cities placed bids back in January. As usual, stadium designs, funding, ownership, star players, supporters groups and local government support are all chased and announced in pursuit of staying ahead of the pack. On Tuesday FC Cincinnati took the spotlight,revealing a beautiful stadium design, but we will ever get to see it?
In a joint announcement between the Australian government and the football association, the country formally declared their interest to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. And their odds of landing it are high. The national side is currently ranked eighth in the world and has consistently performed on the global stage, making it to the quarterfinals in each of the last three World Cups.
2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action resumes today and tomorrow with the fourth round, and I'll forgive you for not knowing that, but I'll never forget. Founded in 1914, the competition has overcome some turbulent times in American soccer, as evidenced by the fact that the tournament’s two most successful sides, Bethlehem Steel FC and Maccabi Los Angeles, no longer really exist.
The epic saga that is David Beckham’s Miami MLS franchise is now a decade old, but it finally appears to be clearing some of the final major hurdles. When Beckham joined MLS in 2007, part of his incentive package was that after he retired he could launch a new team with a discounted franchise fee of only $25 million.
Lionel Messi has recently unveiled his plans to personally and painstakingly design, build and operate his own theme park in Nanjing, China. It will be called the Messi Experience Park (MEP), which is infinitely lamer than Messi World, Magic Messi Kingdom or Messi's Wonderous Adventureland. With over 20 attractions on a sprawling 42,000 square meter space, the biggest question remains whether or not Mateo Messi will be old enough or tall enough to have any fun.
Gerard Pique's season was cut short as a result of Barcelona's abbreviated run to the Champions League quarterfinals, but he's keeping himself busy.
Pique reportedly missed the UCL final to attend class at Harvard Business School, where he is studying toward his MBA. He's currently enrolled in The Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports, a signature class of HBS' Executive Education Program.