Soccer is alive and well in the United States

It’s often said that Americans only care about soccer if the US national team is playing, but my visit to Indianapolis with my dad to see the Indy Eleven proved otherwise.

Video: Highlights from Germany’s beat down of Brazil with no defense makes a lot more sense

We have all been ranting about Germany’s epic 7-1 beat down of Brazil in the semifinals of the 2014 World Cup. Personally I’ve been scrambling for an explanation for the past two days for why the host country fell apart in such epic fashion. But I may have figured out real reason.

Get to Know Ghana, US Soccer’s First World Cup Opponent

Ghana is the first opponent for the United States at the 2014 World Cup. Here’s a quick primer on the country and its soccer/football team.

Reports: David Moyes to be fired as Manchester United manager

Less than a year after he took over as Manchester United’s manager, reports now suggest that David Moyes is set to be fired by the team. Moyes took over for Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired after the 2013 season. The 50-year-old Moyes was Ferguson’s handpicked successor.

Video: Mario Balotelli scores incredible goal for AC Milan

On Friday night, AC Milan striker Mario Baloteli scored a goal on what can only be described as an absolutely ridiculous strike.

Jürgen Klinsmann: My 2013 Sportsman of the Year

This year, my Sportsman of the Year award goes to Jürgen Klinsmann, who guided the U.S. Men’s National Team to a 16-4-3 record in 2013, including a 12-game winning streak. By the way, the 12-game winning streak included a Gold Cup championship (the bi-annual continental title that determines who is the best team in the CONCACAF region).

MLS Cup Final should be a home-and-home Aggregate Series

The formula is pretty simple, yet not commonly known by many sports fans. The aggregate system in FIFA international tournament soccer adds up the goals of two games (one home game for each team) to determine a winner.

Two die in World Cup stadium collapse in Brazil

A portion of the stadium that will host the opening game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least two people and causing significant damage. It was just the latest setback hampering next year’s World Cup.

Can David Beckham’s impact on Major League Soccer be bigger as an owner?

I made no bones about it when I wrote last year that David Beckham’s mission as member of the LA Galaxy was complete. He retired after having won two consecutive MLS Cups.

Clint Dempsey scores first goal, Sounders tie Galaxy on last night of MLS regular season

Clint Dempsey finally scored a goal in his return to MLS. It took more than eight games, but his run of futility is officially over. Unfortunately, the goal was not enough to help the Seattle Sounders do more than tie the LA Galaxy 1-1 Sunday night.

Video: Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores on ridiculous strike

On Wednesday, Zlatan Ibrahimovic did it again. During Paris Saint-Germain’s 5-0 destruction of Anderlecht in the group stage of the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, the 6-5 Swede scored four goals, but his third was truly a sight to behold.

Champions League survival at stake this Week for Kansas City, Houston and San Jose

Group play ends this week for Sporting Kansas City, the Houston Dynamo, Los Angeles Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes in the CONCACAF Champions League. Each team has a chance to win its group and move on to the quarterfinals of the championship round scheduled for early next year.

United States gives Mexico life on last night of World Cup qualifying group play

Mexico will play New Zealand in a playoff to determine one of the last entries to qualify for the 2014 World Cup. The playoff will begin in November.

How would immigration reform impact Major League Soccer?

If it happens, immigration reform will surely impact soccer in America. And all of the Americas.

Five designated players MLS teams should pursue

Guys like Lionel Messi, Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo are not on their way to Major League Soccer anytime soon because there are other soccer leagues in the world paying more money for world-class star players in the prime of their careers.