Bird Is the Word

Louligan and American Outlaw Matthew Bird shares his thoughts and views.

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Random Musings

When I was first on the podcast, I was asked a question via Keith Mayfield asking about the differences of supporter culture over there and over here. The question took me by surprise to be honest, I kind of st...

Dual Nationality

Having a child with two passports is awesome. first of all, there is something very James Bond about it. Second of all. I imagine him sitting down with Roy Hodgeson and Jurgen Klinsmann having them duke it out ...
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Let’s Go Outdoors…….

I've written a lot of dross recently that really wasn't relevant to the game here in St. Louis, it's the time to get back on the local soccer train for things seem to be heading in the right direction. I am try...

February 6th 1958 ~ 3:04pm

It's not a tragedy that was exclusive to my team or my hometown. I was speaking to an older Scottish man in Spain who said, back when it happened, when people realized you were from Britain, they were gutted...

Man in the Middle

I was fully intending to write something about local soccer. I still am, just in a roundabout way. Referees. They're crap aren't they? I mean seriously. Just humanly interpreting laws with their own opinions l...

Captain America

Well....... I timed my last article to be published about 20 minutes before Michael Bradley was transferred to Toronto....... so nobody read my stuff, instead we were all refreshing ESPN.com and mlssoccer.com f...

Brilliant!

So apologies on my last pieces. I can be a right Debbie Downer sometimes. Isn't football brilliant!   It's been some time so we've been able to digest the world cup draw. And while it has a whole lot ...

Things I wished I had said.

It's funny, I'm usually just floundering around looking for something to write about. Then the material somehow magically appears in front of you..... So Andrew Haines (owner of the St. Louis Ambush-ed. note...

Merry Christmas

What? another article? I just wrote one........ what do you mean that was last week? Let's be honest, what we want more than anything for Christmas is an MLS team. or if we've been a bad child this year, we'l...

Cost of doing business

"American soccer is shit eh?" Those unpopular words were uttered, maybe sarcastically by someone to me after the MLS cup final on Saturday at Frawleys. It's unfair for me to name the perpetrator of this opinion...