International Football

Last Word Staff - Mar 24, 2017

From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki Podcast (March 23, 2017) – Happy International Break fam! This week on Last Word SC Radio, Robert Kerr stops by to talk about the Chicago Fire. Then Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki talk about USA vs. Honduras. Last Word SC Radio: Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jeff […]

Last Word Staff - Feb 27, 2017

From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman After Bruce Arena’s first camp back in charge, the USMNT came away with a victory over Jamaica and a draw with a weak Serbian side. Some players stood out, while others showed they are unfit for the national team. Overall, this camp was a good evaluation of the […]

John Bava - Jan 29, 2017

Darlington Nagbe’s impressive outing, a possible concern about lack of width and more from Sunday’s USMNT draw vs Serbia in San Diego?

Last Word Staff - Jan 15, 2017

Derby games are fiercely-contested fixtures between two teams from the same city, and these two teams are 250 miles away from each other, so this shouldn’t be considered as a derby, right? Tell that to the Croatians. This is the Eternal Derby between Dinamo Zagreb and Hajduk Split – the most viciously contested fixture in […]

Last Word Staff - Jan 10, 2017

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has had his plans to expand the World Cup from 2026 onwards approved. This will mean major changes to the structuring of the competition. There will be 16 groups with 3 teams in each, where the top two in each group will advance to the Round of 32. These new plans […]

Last Word Staff - Jan 5, 2017

From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Bruce Arena has completed his roster for the upcoming USMNT January Camp. His first group of players during his second tenure in charge of the National Team features an exclusively MLS based team of 32 players from 15 different teams. Bruce Arena Calls 32 Players in USMNT January […]

Last Word Staff - Dec 28, 2016

From Last Word on Soccer, by Noah Sobel-Pressman The January Camp has been a part of the USMNT for many years. During this camp, players from leagues where they don’t play in the winter (MLS and Scandinavia) get a chance to showcase their talents. Many prominent players got their start with the USMNT from the […]

Last Word Staff - Dec 20, 2016

2016 has been a fascinating year for football. From Leicester City‘s league title triumph at odds of 5000/1, to Portugal‘s shock victory in the Euro 2016 final, to the bizarre rise of Will Grigg on and off the field, the last 12 months have not been short of entertainment. This five-part series looks at 50 of the most captivating footballers […]

Last Word Staff - Dec 8, 2016

From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki One of new FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s pet projects has been the expansion of the World Cup Finals. It started off as a modest growth to 40 teams to get a little more money into FIFA’s already stuffed coffers. It has since expanded to a 48 team […]

Last Word Staff - Nov 22, 2016

From Last Word on Soccer, by Matt Pollard and Joe Hojnacki (November 22, 2016) – Ding dong, the Witch is dead! Hey fam, this is Last Word SC Radio coming at you with a mid-week pod special. Today, Matt Pollard, Joe Hojnacki, and Dan Sperry break down the firing of Jurgen Klinsmann. Last Word SC: […]

Last Word Staff - Nov 21, 2016

Jurgen Klinsmann is out as US men’s national team head coach. His five-year tenure with the USMNT came to an end Monday after a string of poor performances.

Last Word Staff - Nov 18, 2016

From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki and Matt Pollard The MLS Conference Finals are upon us, so to help with that, Joe Hojnacki and Matt Pollard bring in Dave Clark from Sounder at Heart to discuss Seattle Sounders and their upcoming Western Conference Final against Colorado Rapids. In the second segment, Waking the Red’s Charlie […]

Last Word Staff - Nov 17, 2016

Wayne Rooney has been legitimately criticised in the past for many things. In a one-month period between August and September in 2010, he was photographed urinating in the street on the way home from a night out, spotted brazenly smoking cigarettes and was forced to publicly apologise to his wife Coleen after being caught cheating on […]

Last Word Staff - Nov 16, 2016

From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki After this nightmare of a weekend that saw the United States Men’s National Team end a historic winning streak against Mexico and follow it up by their worst World Cup Qualifying defeat in 36 years, Jurgen Klinsmann’s time at the head of the team should be over. […]

Last Word Staff - Nov 15, 2016

From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki Four days after the United States Men’s National Team floundered away their dos a cero winning streak against Mexico in Columbus, they traveled down to Costa Rica and came back with only more pain and misery. Goals from Johan Venegas, Christian Bolanos, and two from Joel Campbell […]

Last Word Staff - Nov 11, 2016

From Last Word on Soccer, by Joe Hojnacki The narrative of dos a cero is no more. Rafa Marquez’s 89th minute header gave Mexico a 2-1 victory to start of the Hex in the worst possible way for the United States Men’s National Team. Shaky tactics, another questionable Jurgen Klinsmann lineup, and two stellar Mexican […]

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MLB Weight Loss
Last Word Staff - Nov 11, 2016

When we look at the money involved in the modern MLB, the plates have never been stacked higher for players. $100m contracts are now becoming somewhat commonplace. Aaron Judge will be looking at an eight-year deal in excess of $300m whether he remains a Yankee or not, and pundits are speculating Shohei Ohtani’s salary will […]

Diets of US World Cup
Last Word Staff - Nov 11, 2016

The men’s version of the FIFA World Cup is a long way from home this winter. Held in Qatar, it’s the first time that either the men’s or women’s finals have been hosted in the Middle East. With players traveling long distances from club sides in Europe or the US, the prep work for a […]

Golf Bag Storage Rack - How to Make Your Own
Last Word Staff - Nov 11, 2016

Have you ever thought about making your own golf bag storage rack? Where do you store your golf bag and other golf equipment? There are two common answers to this question. The first is that you simply leave all of your golf stuff in the trunk of your car. This can be problematic and can […]

Four Things Jurgen Klopp is Doing to help Liverpool
Last Word Staff - Nov 11, 2016

Liverpool are not having the best of starts to the current Premier League season, but there are four things Jurgen Klopp is doing to ensure that the Reds’ are still title-worthy. It showed in their Champions League clash against Ajax, and this brand of football will be dangerous in the Premier League. The evident absence of […]

New Alcohol Rules - Qatar World Cup
Last Word Staff - Nov 11, 2016

After several fans who purchased World Cup 2022 tickets voiced their frustration with the no-alcohol policy, FIFA and the Qatari organizers are working on plans to facilitate drinks when the games come alive in November which means that new alcohol rules could be in place for the tournament. New Alcohol Rules – Changes for Qatar […]

Qualifying US Open
Eddie Davey - Nov 11, 2016

Most golf fans think of mid-June, Father’s Day, when they think of the U.S. Open, few even know the virtually untold story of US Open Qualifying. While the winner accepts the trophy on Sunday afternoon, the true “open” part of the U.S. Open takes place in relative silence at qualifying events held weeks before the […]

Kaiden Guhle
Michael Kovacs, ADMIN - Nov 11, 2016

It was announced on December 12th that nineteen-year-old Kaiden Guhle will represent Team Canada as its captain for the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. The teenager is currently playing for the Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Hockey League. Guhle was traded to the Oil Kings by the Prince Albert Raiders on the very same […]

Premier League
Last Word Staff - Nov 11, 2016

Football s one of the most followed sports on the planet and has billions of loyal fans. While leagues like Serie A are very popular, the biggest draw is arguably the English Premier League. There are many reasons for this – with the fast-paced action and tough tackling being important. The Premier League is also […]