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Liverpool Falls 2-1 to AS Roma At Fenway

New England Soccer Enthusiasts, There was finally a buzz around Fenway Wednesday night for the first time since possibly Opening Day. Maybe longer? The stadium was decked out in Liverpool red. There was a flood of soccer jerseys throughout the city. In the midst of the recent rejuvenation of soccer fever in the U.S., people […]

Looking Ahead to Soccer at Fenway This Summer: Liverpool vs. Roma

Ladies and Gentlemen, Soccer is back at Fenway this summer! Fenway Sports Management announced last Wednesday that Liverpool will play Italian club AS Roma at Fenway on July 25 as a part of Liverpool’s preseason North American tour. Yes, the last time the beautiful game graced the friendly confines of Fenway Park was during the […]

With MLS SuperDraft Fading Into Obscurity, What’s Next?

Similar to many American workers over the past 15 years, MLS players might be the only American athletes feeling the pinch of globalization. The Wall Street Journal’s headline this week basically sums up the problem with an article previewing the upcoming SuperDraft as “The Most Meaningless Draft in Sports.” The SuperDraft is limping along like […]

Revs Take Kelyn Rowe and Tyler Polak in MLS SuperDraft

The Revs picked Kelyn Rowe and Tyler Polak with two picks in the top twenty-two overall in the MLS SuperDraft this week. Both were products of the Generation Adidas program. Rowe, an attacking U23 National and UCLA player was selected third overall. Polak was attending Creighton and has been a member of the U.S. National […]

Reis, Joseph Deals Have Revs Moving in Right Direction

Revs Fans: Good news to report since we last talked. If you read my last article on SoB you know the Revs recently signed long term player Jay Heaps as they’re new skipper. One has to think this is an attempt to the right the Revs ship down at Gillette, because it’s been gross lately. […]

Revolution Hire Former Player Jay Heaps As New Coach

Jay Heaps hired as new Revs coach

LeBron James Inks Deal For Liverpool With Fenway Sports Group

Earlier this week it was reported that NBA mega (douche) star LeBron James has joined forces with John Henry and his massive sports ownership/marketing firm, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), of which Tom Werner is also a principle owner. Its well known LeBron is a huge Yankees fan and it’s also possible he could play a […]

John Henry’s $500K Fine Implicates MLB Revenue Sharing & Bud Selig More

Earlier this week John Henry told WEEI that he was fined $500,000 in 2009 for criticizing MLB and their revenue sharing model. Specifically, this is what he had to say: “Over a billion dollars has been paid to seven chronically uncompetitive teams, five of whom have had baseball’s highest operating profits. Who, except these teams, […]

WEEI Radio Shakeup: Why The Michael Holley Move Doesn’t Matter

Its like getting a massive seven-inch gash in the back of your head and trying to fix it with a band-aid. Does it make it worse? Probably not. But there is an immense amount of work that has to go into fixing it. By now, you’ve probably heard that later this month, Michael Holley will […]

The Times They Are A Changin’: Russia and Qatar To Host 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups

As announced last week in Zurich, in two of the biggest upsets in World Cup voting history, Russia and Qatar were awarded the host nation honors for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup tournaments respectively. With the vote last week, FIFA proves yet again that not only is it the governing body for the world’s […]

Injuries Force Tayler Twellman Into Early Retirement

One of the greatest careers the MLS has ever seen came to an abrupt (although not unexpected) ending earlier this week. Throughout eight seasons with the Revolution, Tayler Twellman has had to battle through seven diagnosed concussions, sinus problems, broken cheekbones, broken feet, and innumerable muscle tears and strains.  When, earlier this year, Twellman was […]

Liverpool Sale Could Cost the Red Sox

Premiership teams. It seems like every team that has American ownership has been mired with an increasing divide between ownership and its fanbase. Although Manchester United is having their issues with American owner, Malcolm Glazer, Liverpool is an extreme case. As was reported over the past several weeks, New England Sports Ventures (NESV), headed by Red […]

Darrelle Revis-Randy Moss Matchup Worth Watching

The road to Revis Island is littered with mediocre wideouts that don’t even get the full treatment and still get shut down. But, only the true stud wide receivers actually make it to, and get the all-inclusive package, on Revis Island. Randy Moss was one of those studs in 2009. In two games against the […]

Leak of MLB Team Financial Reports Just Another Epitaph on Baseball’s Tombstone

If there is one sport that didn’t need to be kicked while it’s down its baseball. Across MLB, numbers are down ranging from butts in the seats to viewership at home. Boston is a perfect microcosm for the nationwide epidemic. Not even five years removed from their last World Series championship and, seemingly, no one […]

U.S.A.’s Performance is Heartbreaking, Predictable

Sorry it’s taken so long to write this postmortem but since Saturday, I’ve been in a state of indescribable agony and basking in the wretched misery of mourning. The U.S. lost to Ghana in what might have been their worst performance of the tournament and probably since that thrashing they took from a young Czech […]