Soccer Insider: Soccer and Society


Posted at 08:03 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Soccer on ‘Colbert Report’

” ... especially in soccer, or as the Europeans call it, footsoccer ...”

By Steven Goff  |  08:03 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  belgium, Soccer and Society

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Soccer bookshop: new and old titles

With the World Cup approaching, several new soccer books are on sale this spring and others are being republished.

By Steven Goff  |  01:52 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer and Society

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 03/11/2014

Rodrigo Santoro: Xerxes and soccer

Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro talks soccer, World Cup and “300: Rise of an Empire.”

By Steven Goff  |  02:20 PM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Brazil, Soccer and Society

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Soccer and Society: kids vs. cancer

Tyler Smith, a 12-year-old soccer player in Northern Virginia, wanted to honor his grandmother, who lost her battle with breast cancer. He hatched an idea: pink uniforms.

By Steven Goff  |  01:33 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer and Society

Posted at 09:43 PM ET, 09/20/2013

Soccer and Society: ‘The Newsroom’

Soccer receives mention on HBO’s “The Newsroom.“

By Steven Goff  |  09:43 PM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer and Society, world soccer

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Soccer and Society: Jason Sudeikis and Jimmy Fallon

Behind the scenes with Jason Sudeikis on making his NBC Premier League promotional ads with Tottenham Hotspur and Jimmy Fallon having fun with MLS all-stars.

By Steven Goff  |  01:26 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  MLS, Premier League, Soccer and Society

Posted at 05:13 PM ET, 08/01/2013

Thursday kickaround

D.C. United's Lionard Pajoy sidelined for six weeks. Oguchi Onyewu in Portugal. Terrence Boyd scores. Americans abroad. Washington Spirit loses again. Soccer man as IRS commissioner.

By Steven Goff  |  05:13 PM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Americans abroad, D.C. United, MLS, Roundup, Soccer and Society, U.S. national team, washington spirit

Posted at 01:18 AM ET, 08/01/2013

Soccer and Society: Cristiano Ronaldo juggles baseball at Dodger Stadium

While in Los Angeles with Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo dropped by Dodger Stadium to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. He was better with his feet than with his hands, as these videos attest.

By Steven Goff  |  01:18 AM ET, 08/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer and Society

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 03/15/2013

Soccer and society: Pentagon games

In our latest installment of Soccer and Society, a periodic feature chronicling the intersection of the beautiful game and American life, we share a touching and inspiring video about the Pentagon Soccer Club.

By Steven Goff  |  11:31 AM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer and Society

Posted at 09:38 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Soccer and Society: religion, music, TV

Soccer and Society: religion, music, TV

By Steven Goff  |  09:38 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Argentina, Brazil, Soccer and Society, u.s. women's national team

Posted at 08:04 AM ET, 02/21/2013

Alexi Lalas on 'The Colbert Report'

Alexi Lalas makes a guest appearance on "The Colbert Report," which had some fun with the worldwide match-fixing scandal.

By Steven Goff  |  08:04 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Soccer and Society

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 02/18/2013

Soccer and society: Madrid to Mason

Angel Cabrera, George Mason University's new president, discusses his love for soccer and, in particular, his boyhood favorite, Real Madrid.

By Steven Goff  |  08:36 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FC Barcelona, ncaa soccer, Real Madrid, Soccer and Society