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Monday, April 2, 2012

Miller Lite Partners with Telemundo to Stream Chivas Matches on Smartphones

For those La liga Mexicana fans, the agony of your schedule keeping you away from the television during Chivas (Club Deportivo Guadalajara) matches will be a thing of the past during this Clausura season. Exclusive beer sponsor Miller Lite has teamed up with Telemundo to stream live Chivas matches (including the Clásicos matches against America April 7 and Atlas April 21) to your smartphone! You can learn more by visiting on your cell.

Later in the spring, the Chivas faithful will be able to meet up at the newly launched, Miller Lite Latino Facebook page. Fan will have chances show spirit for their favorite club and win prizes. Additionally, this page will notify community members of ways they can interact with Chivas goalkeeper Luis Michel.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Women’s soccer In Japan Receives Boost from Toyota

Automotive car giant, Toyota Motor Corporation has signed on to become the official sponsor of the Japan Women’s Football League. The agreement, which began this month, will be active until March 2013. As the official sponsor of the Nadeshiko League, the collective name of the Plenus National League and Plenus Challenge League, Toyota Motor Company’s name will be front and center when Arsenal Ladies makes its first appearance in Japan against the Nadeshiko League champions in the Toyota Vitz Cup on November 30th.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

UK's Lawrence Appleby Gives Tips to Scouting Hopefuls

Lawrence Appleby has seen his share of football clubs. From scouting for Hereford United FC during their Welsh FA Cup winning year to serving as joint manager at Morepth with ex-Premier player Trev Benjamin, Appleby’s career inside the world of football has been filled with adventure and wisdom.

This season you can find him scouting for a number of lower division clubs. Even with his breadth of experience, he is still faced with his most difficult task-finding the right players at the right price.

For those players who dream to follow in Appleby’s footsteps, he has offered the following advice:

• Start watching games, of all levels, as many times as you can each week
• Watch individual players and watch teams (their formations etc.)
• Learn to take thorough notes. Appleby’s match reports are usually 10 pages long full report on all aspects of opponents, formation, set pieces etc
• In his player reports, he includes height/weight, details on passing, tackling and dribbling. He provides the statistics on number of good passes against bad passes in a game, their coverage of the field, and their position in looking for the ball. However in the end, Appleby finds a good player always stands out.
• Must be able to study the match without being distracted
• When watching players: If you see a good player in a game, watch him play multiple times. Talk to the coach and manager. Then mention the player’s name or stand next to bench and say something like, “They always take short passes.” Eventually, you will make contacts.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Turkish Men Behaving Badly: League Punishes Male Fans

In an attempt to promote a more nonviolent,family friendly atmosphere, the Turkish league has banned male soccer fans from attending matches this past weekend. In their place, women and boys under the age of 16 were allowed to cheer on their favorite clubs for free. To read more of the story, click here.

Are there any other events, you think men should be given a timeout? Weigh in. We would love to hear your thoughts!

Friday, August 5, 2011

T&T Highlanders FC Has 3 Keys to Successful Season

All around the globe, soccer clubs are nearing the end of their pre-season and looking towards the 2011-2012 campaign. Trinidad’s 1st division club, T&T Highlanders FC is no different. We profiled them earlier this year in an installment of the Eat Soccer News Page. This is the first year for the T&T Highlanders, and we caught up with their owner, James Baird to find out more about their 3 ingredients for success this season.

No club can begin to function successfully without funding. Since our last report, the club has secured Lensyl Products Limited, a privately owned, international soft furnishings manufacturer, as its major sponsor. According to Baird, “We really owe a lot to Justin Lall and the Lensyl team for helping T&T Highlanders FC to get off on the right foot financially.”

Secondly, Baird has been tapping his network of contacts to provide international opportunities for top players from his 1st team. Sean Aberdeen is a talented attacking midfielder/striker who came to the club from current pro league side Joe Public. With a track record as a very quick and reliable striker, there is interest in him going to an American university this fall. Another attacking midfielder/winger, Jabari Raphael came to the club from local side Valtrin United. Raphael’s talents have generated interest in him trialing with a few European clubs in the not-so-distant future.

Lastly, the club is discovering quality players in through its academy program. As detailed by Baird, “We have two 15 year old players, Kyron Glasgow and Gehorkey Nunes, who have been promoted to the first team squad. They are both talented wingers, and if they continue to improve, they will make excellent professionals.”

This formula seems to have the T&T Highlanders off to a solid start. A recent pre-season match against local side Sparta FC yielded a 5-3 victory, with Jason Patron scoring 3 and Sean Aberdeen scoring 2 for the club.
To follow the progress of the T&T Highlanders, click here.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fiesta Georgia Features Youth Soccer Tourney

For those Atlanta area soccer clubs that want to take on some new competition without traveling too far, the 4th Annual Fiesta Georgia may be just the event for you!

This one day celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month will feature a youth soccer tournament that will include Rockdale area soccer clubs. Hosted by the Lanza Group, LLC, all festivities will take place at the Georgia International Horse Park on Sunday, September 25th, 2011. For additional information visit Facebook: or

Monday, June 20, 2011

GoGo squeeZ + Kick It Tour Bring Soccer, Fun & Healthy Snacks

To encourage active play, GoGo squeeZ is partnering with Kick It, the nation's largest 3v3 soccer competition, to provide a healthier snack option to soccer fields at over 60 locations.

GoGo squeeZ is the first squeezable, re-sealable, 100 percent fruit applesauce snack. The packaging has a built-in straw, and requires no refrigeration, which means no cooler, spoons or mess, whether on the field or off.

In addition to serving as a sponsor for the Kick It tournaments and providing samples to thousands of people, GoGo squeeZ is encouraging families to join its GoGo Gang. Once membership levels reach 100,000, the company pledges to build a playground in an underserved community. More playgrounds have been pledged for construction when additional membership levels are reached.

So get your players ready for competition. To find out more information about location and registration for Kick It in your area, click here.

Here is a sample list of Kick It tournament cities below.

Charlotte, N.C. (June 25)
St. Louis, Mo. (July 9)
Indianapolis, Ind. (July 16)
Chicago, Ill. (July 16)
Atlantic City, N.J. (July 30)
The Colony, Texas (July 30)