Book mark this compete list of World Cup game times

Here is the complete schedule for the 2010 World Cup, courtesy World Cup Buzz. All times Eastern Daylight Time. Go USA!

Friday, June 11
Group A – (Johannesburg) South Africa vs. Mexico, 10 a.m.
Group A – (Cape Town) Uruguay vs. France, 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 12
Group B – (Johannesburg) Korea Republic vs. Greece, 7:30 a.m.
Group B – (Port Elizabeth) Argentina vs. Nigeria, 10 a.m.
Group C – (Rustenburg) United States vs. England, 2:30 p.m. read more

Diving in soccer is un-American

It may be called “the beautiful game,” but soccer is full of bad acting.

If fans want their sport to be taken seriously by fellow Americans—in other words, thrive here—they need to shun diving from the game at all levels. Otherwise, tough-loving American sports fans will never embrace the sport. And soccer fans in general will continue to get an inferior product. read more

Why we call it soccer

Since most of the world still doesn’t know the story, here’s why:

“Soccer’s etymology is not American but British,” explains Partha Mazumdar of the U.S. Embassy in London. “It comes from an abbreviation for Association Football, the official name of the sport (for those of you who have never heard the team “Association Football” before, it was named after the Football Association, which still governs English soccer, to differentiate itself from the other major type of football, Rugby Football, which was named after the Rugby School. FIFA, the world governing body of soccer, is French for the International Federation of Association Football… F-I-F-A).” read more