Off the Pitch

NBC Is Shuttering NBCSN; Here’s What’ll Happen To The Premier League

Premier League coverage in the U.S. received a massive boost when it began appearing on NBCSN in 2013. Since then, Rebecca Lowe and Co. have brought the world’s most popular league to American living rooms bright and early every weekend, providing intelligent coverage of the beautiful game, never dumbing it down.

It’s all coming to an end.

Cosmoball Looks Like The Epic Sci-Fi Soccer Movie We Didn’t Know We Needed

Soccer has had plenty of TV and movie adaptations in recent years. Filmmakers have produced everything from historic fiction (The English Game), thrilling documentaries (Diego Maradona, Sunderland ’Til I Die and Amazon’s All Or Nothing series) and even heartfelt comedies (Ted Lasso).

New PSG Coach Pochettino Going Into Self-Isolation After Testing Positive For Covid-19

New Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss the weekend's game against Angers as he goes into self-isolation, the French Ligue 1 club said on Friday.

Pochettino's assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D'Agostino are set to take charge of the squad for Saturday's league encounter.

We Need To Talk About That Absurd Soccer Scene In Cobra Kai Season 3

Note: The following article contains minor spoilers for Cobra Kai Season 3.

Cobra Kai is a ridiculously fantastic TV series. Based on the same characters from the beloved Karate Kid movies of the 1980s, the third season came out on Jan. 1 and I personally binged through it in just a couple of days. The over-the-top antics and rivalries wonderfully mirror the original films while also providing just enough nostalgia with old characters and cameos. 

David Beckham Schools His Own Players In Training And Should Honestly Play Himself In 2021 Season

David Beckham decided that he needed to teach Inter Miami’s academy players a lesson when he joined in on their training session earlier in the week.

In a short clip that Beckham posted to his Instagram, Inter Miami’s owner showed the world that he’s still got it. The 45-year-old played the last game of his career in 2013 but can still provide a mean nutmeg.

Here’s Everything Megan Rapinoe Said About Last Week’s Deadly Capitol Attack

It’s been a long, troubling week since terrorists invaded the U.S. Capitol, resulting in five lives lost and a country shaken to its core. Never one to shy away from speaking her mind, Megan Rapinoe talked for six minutes on the subject when asked about it during a U.S. Soccer conference call on Tuesday.

German Hairdressers Are Really Upset With Footballers’ Haircuts

Germany's hairdressers are unimpressed by the latest trims on show in the Bundesliga and have asked the German Football Association (DFB) why the country's players have been taking to the pitch with fresh cuts during a COVID-19 lockdown.

Hair salons in Germany have been shut since Dec. 16 as part of strict restrictions imposed by the government to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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