| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Like many fans and casual observers around the world, my life has been inundated with soccer (or fútbol) over the past few days. This is not a complaint; I really love watching the World Cup.
Generally speaking, I have never been able to get excited...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:22 AM
Yesterday in one sentence: They were draws in the scorebook, but Mexico beat Brazil, 0-0, and South Korea beat Russia, 1-1.
What’s on tap: Australia vs Netherlands, noon, ESPN; Spain vs. Chile, 3 p.m.; ESPN; Cameroon vs. Croatia, 6 p.m., ESPN....
| Jun 19, 2014
Tucked away in the far corner near the door of Looney's Pub in Maple Lawn is Laurel resident Ivan Alvarado. Because of the crowd early Monday evening, he's forced to eat his chicken tenders and a salad using a stool as a table while he stands. It saves...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:52 PM
I have to shake my head in amazement when I see what has happened to the Columbia Invitational Soccer Tournament since the day it started four decades ago. It began when three soccer enthusiasts asked a simple question: "Why do we have to travel every...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:56 AM
Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, hosts of the popular soccer podcast Men in Blazers on Grantland, believe no proper country can send its team to the World Cup without an anthem.
When they solicited submissions for an unofficial theme song to send along...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:12 PM
For Spain's national soccer team, the road to Brazil included a brief stop in Baltimore.
The European powerhouse, among the favorites to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, arrived at Baltimore-Washington International Airport on Monday night to a...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Apparently it is possible to have too much success.
At least that's the opinion of Vicente del Bosque, who has seen Spanish soccer achieve unprecedented levels of success in recent years.
The national team has won the last two European Championships...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:15 PM
LANDOVER — As the Spanish national soccer team headed into its final warm-up game before leaving for Brazil, and with one last chance to work out any kinks before setting out to defend its World Cup crown, manager Vicente del Bosque wanted his...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:55 AM
By Degrees Cafe in Harbor East has a unique offer for World Cup enthusiasts.
Groups of six can "rent out" six seats at the cafe's bar for World Cup games. For $110, the group gets prime seats for their chosen game, and each person in the group gets a...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:06 AM
This has been something of a weird week. Imagine how much worse it would be if it was pouring like it was at night every morning? I'd venture to say there wouldn't be anyone getting out of bed for their morning coffee, let alone needing the Coffee...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 6:54 AM
Every morning, we'll break down the coming day's World Cup action in Brazil.
What's on tap: Brazil vs Croatia, 4 p.m., ESPN
Group preview: Group A.
What you’ll see: There’s only one game on the opening day of 2014 World Cup, but it&...