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2014 World Cup Draw: USA Faces Tough Challenges in Their Group and Logistics Too

The results of the FIFA 2014 World Cup draw for its quadrennial event, to be held in Brazil next summer, poses some serious challenges to the American squad in more ways than one.

Their group is among the most difficult. It includes Ghana, Portugal and Germany. Ghana has eliminated the United States in the [...]

Champions League Finals – An All-German Affair at Wembley

The first all-German Champions League final takes place Saturday when Bayern Munich meets Borussia Dortmund at London’s Wembley Stadium for soccer’s leading annual match. Borussia Dortmund (BVB) is the 2012 Bundesliga Champion and Bayern Munich (FCB) the 2013 Bundesliga Champions (Dortmund finished a distant second). [...]

Sports Playing a Big Part of Hollywood’s Upcoming Production Slate

Motion pictures, documentaries and television series with a sporting backdrop are filling the development and production pipeline across the networks and studios. [...]

Soccer and Gambling: The Subject of a New Movie

Industry news outlets including Deadline.com and Variety report that Fox Studios and Chernin Entertainment are in talks to make a film based on soccer match-fixing scandals. [...]

Heleno: A New Futbol Film

Kicking off across the nation comes a movie about a charismatic, highly talented yet tragic soccer star, Brazilian footballer, Heleno de Freitas. The striker spent most of his career with Botafogo, scoring over 200 goals for the club from 1939 through 1948. [...]

London 2012 – The Summer Olympics: A Capsule Guide

Sebastian Coe, two-time Olympic champion and chairman of the London Olympic Organizing Committee sums up his guiding philosophy in the seven years planning for these 2012 Games – “At the end of the Games, I want every athlete to look me in the eye and say ‘My performance was not impeded by anything you guys failed to do’. I want them all to succeed. All to reach their potential.” [...]

UEFA 2012 – Soccer’s Most Competitive Tournament Kicks Off

The world’s most competitive soccer tournament begins today when Euro 2012 starts in Poland and the Ukraine with Poland-Greece (ESPN, noon ET) followed by Russia-Czech Republic (ESPN, 2:45 p.m. ET), Will Spain become the first team to win two straight Euros and three straight titles including the Euro and World Cup? Or will top flight squads from The Netherlands and Germany end the Spanish run? Could we witness a brilliant title run from an underdog to join those momentous championships by Denmark in 1992 or Greece in 2004? [...]

Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker to Direct a Soccer Documentary

British filmmaker Paul Greengrass, director of such theatrical pictures as Bloody Sunday, United 93 and The Bourne Ultimatum, is working on a soccer documentary entitled Barca chronicling the legacy of the reknowned Spanish soccer club, FC Barcelona [...]

UEFA Champions League Final Preview: FC Bayern München vs Chelsea FC

With surprise wins over their higher profile Spanish opponents to thwart an expected Real Madrid-Barcelona title showdown, Chelsea faces Bayern Munich for the UEFA title Saturday in Bavaria. [...]

MLS Cup Preview- Galaxy vs. Dynamo

Beyond the heightened level of players kicking and fans screaming, there are a lot of dynamics coming into play on and off the pitch as the Houston Dynamos take on the LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer’s Championship Match Sunday at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. History First, they are among the most successful franchises in league history. The 2011 MLS Cup marks the seventh time the Galaxy have reached the final match. They’re hoping seven is lucky enough to bring them their third title. [...]