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...

2014 New Year Classic Remembered (kind of)

It's been a while since we played our charity match to collect food for the St. Louis Foodbank.  I wanted to share two accounts of the day. One by Andi Gebhart and one by Rocko. I'll let you decide which is which. (I don't think it will be hard to guess.) ...
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Bird Watching

Stlouligans.com contributor Matthew Bird joins Mitch and Brad on the podcast! Not a lot of news to talk about after the food drive conversation.  But the Bradley/Defoe signings in Toronto end up being a great ...

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 of suck in it, aside the emotional patriotism of h...

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...

The 2014 New Year’s Classic

The year 2013 was a strange one for soccer in St. Louis. We hosted three huge international friendlies, putting us back on the national stage.  The Fire and Ice were Midwest champs in their inaugural season.  ...

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'll settle for a USL Pro team. We're disgustingly s...

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...