July 4th, 2013 by admin
The sport of soccer has appeared in films in almost every genre, meaning there’s no reason that everyone shouldn’t have at least one soccer film on their list of favorites.Â Find the category that best describes your tastes below and try it out for yourself. Martial Arts Movies: Shaolin Soccer (2001, dir. Stephen Chow)This comedy transplant from Hong Kong brings the visual appeal and cocky bluster of martial arts films to soccer.Â A Shaolin monk assembles his brothers to defeat an evil soccer team called Team Evil. Teen Girl Romances: Bend It Like Beckham (2002, dir. Gurinder Chadha)This multicultural film can apply to any girl who’s ever felt restricted: the fact that main character Jesminder is Punjabi only emphasizes the issue.Â When she meets English soccer player Juliette, she finds the path to her dreams suddenly opening up. Dark & Violent Indie Dramas: Green Street Hooligans (2004, Cable TV from Time Warner, dir. Levi Alexander)After being kicked out of Harvard, Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) moves to England and gets involved with a gang of football hooligans.Â The fights are vicious and violent, but the emotions are real. Read the rest of this entry »
April 21st, 2013 by admin
If you are getting ready to attend a soccer match, there are some must have items for your stadium experience. Fans in the know will bring the correct equipment to a match and will get the most out of the experience. Check out this quick and easy list of items.
It is essential that you have a team jersey so that everyone knows which team you are cheering for. If you are the home team for the match, make sure that you bring your white jersey to Read the rest of this entry »
June 30th, 2012 by admin
Watching Soccer is steadily becoming a more popular pastime within the United States. The professional soccer league in the States is expanding and recording record profits each year. There are a lot of soccer games from other prominent leagues appearing almost daily on major sports networks. Some of the most important games are even broadcasted during prime time viewing hours on some of the major stations. A few years back this would have been unheard of.
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January 4th, 2012 by admin
Soccer matches are very important for people for a variety of different reasons. Soccer definitely takes a lot of time to get use to. There are so many skills that need to be taught. If you believe that you have to learn these skills, then you need to definitely consider attending the soccer matches, especially if you are on a certain team. Soccer matches are very important if you want to get better at the sport. Everyone needs to remember that practice definitely makes perfect. If you do not attend the soccer matches, then you will never get better. Soccer matches are very exciting, and you get to meet new people, and learn new tricks and tips. Soccer is a very challenging sport. Every single sport that you come in contact with has a different purpose. There are rules as well as skills that you are going to have to learn. You cannot become a pro, if you do not get accustomed to the rules and regulations that come with soccer. Matches are not every single day, if you are on a team, but you can participate in them every so often or several times out of the entire week.
December 23rd, 2011 by admin
Initiating a conversation on soccer, or football as it is called in much of the world, is a fast way to spark discussion and opinion sharing with complete strangers around the globe. The mention of a single team can inspire long debate on statistics, rivalries and key games. Soccer is undoubtedly the most widely watched and enjoyed sport on the planet, but does it bring the global community together?
Most soccer followers are very loyal and passionate regarding their favorite teams, but most fans can easily express an opinion on teams from around the world. The beauty of soccer is that the premier leagues from far reaching countries have inspired global fans to unite in support of their favorite players and teams. Fans from all over the world rally behind internationally famous soccer stars regardless of heritage, race or other isolating discriminations. Every four years, the World Cup inspires countries around the globe to rally behind their national teams in a multicultural celebration of the sport.
Soccer is not only a much loved sport, it is an ever growing link between cultures and people across the globe. People always transcend nationality, geography and even language barriers to talk about soccer.
December 10th, 2011 by admin
While there are many sports played throughout the world it has to be said that the one that has the deepest cultural influence throughout the world is soccer. America has many popular sports including baseball, football and basketball, but for the most part these sports stop having a wide influence as soon as they cross the border. Hockey and Rugby have a large influence throughout much of the world, but there are many countries that don’t care for it. The only sport that seems to have appeal across all borders is soccer. Ask anyone throughout the world who their favorite soccer team is and you are almost sure to get a passionate answer. In addition, what other sport has an international tournament involving all the countries in the world that people stop work in order to watch? What other sport attracts hundreds of people to crowd around tiny televisions in remote villages around the world? The World Cup incites so much passion and national pride. People rally around their teams as they fight for their nation against other countries around the world. It is clear that when it comes to international culture in sports, soccer leads by a large margin.
November 28th, 2011 by admin
In the Philippines, soccer has entered and it has certainly taken over the sporting world. Though many people still think of the Philippines as the country for basketball, the locals can’t help but admit that soccer is becoming the next big thing. With teams like the Azkals and many more, it seems like the Filipinos are certainly finally realizing that this is a sport that they can excel in. Too often do the Filipinos play basketball only to lose to those that are bigger and faster than them. Soccer has certainly become a cultural sport in the Philippines and I believe that it is like that everywhere else in the world.
America may very well be the country where soccer is the least popular. As America is full of baseball, basketball and football players, it seems like most Americans overlook the fact that soccer is a cultural sport. Soccer has been around for quite sometime now and it seems like most people still do not accept is the world’s most famous sport. Millions of people from all over the world love this sport and it certainly has grown in the Philippines as well. Some of the best Filipino soccer players are beginning to gain popularity all throughout the world and they have become icons in the Philippines.
Though soccer is known all over the world, sadly it is still not fully accepted in different countries. As the sport continues to grow, it will certainly be one of the most popular sports to ever be played in the Philippines. As basketball continues to fade and more attention is being put on soccer, it seems like Filipinos are learning that they should start to practice in a different sport besides basketball. Do you think soccer will become as big as other sports in the future?
July 21st, 2011 by pmirek
When you’re not busy watching the Women’s World Cup you’re likely watching friendlies on some of your crazy direct satellite channels. When you get a break, check out one of the classic soccer films that have forever immortalized the sport and brought it further into the fabric of popular culture:
Bend it Like Beckham – The obvious choice, this classic stars a young Kiera Knightly as a star-crossed player with a mind of her own. There are racial and cultural implications here and it’s a great film for the whole family to Read the rest of this entry »
October 8th, 2010 by www.thesoccercage.com
The sport of soccer has appeared in films in almost every genre, meaning there’s no reason that everyone shouldn’t have at least one soccer film on their list of favorites. Find the category that best describes your tastes below and try it out for yourself.Martial Arts Movies: Shaolin Soccer (2001, dir. Stephen Chow)This comedy transplant from Hong Kong brings the visual appeal and cocky bluster of martial arts films to soccer. A Shaolin monk assembles his brothers to defeat an evil soccer team called Team Evil.Teen Girl Romances: Bend It Like Beckham (2002, dir. Gurinder Chadha)This multicultural film can apply to any girl who’s ever felt restricted: the fact that main character Jesminder is Punjabi only emphasizes the issue. When she meets English soccer player Juliette, she finds the path to her dreams suddenly opening up.Dark & Violent Indie Dramas: Green Street Hooligans (2004, dir. Levi Alexander)After being kicked out of Harvard, Matt Buckner (Elijah Wood) moves to England and gets involved with a gang of football hooligans. The fights are vicious and violent, but the emotions are real. Read the rest of this entry »
August 18th, 2010 by admin
Training doesn’t only take place on the field. All the workouts in the world won’t help you if you’re sucking down cheeseburgers and milkshakes in your off-hours. Instead, a champion soccer player’s diet should be carefully calibrated to bring out his or her best.Don’t think that just because you’re burning thousands of calories on the field, that you should be stocking up on fats in your diet. Fats aren’t an efficient source of energy. Instead, focus on carbohydrates, the macronutrients whose primary job is providing fuel to the body. There are a number of ways to get carbohydrates, whether through soluble and insoluble fibers or sugar. Fruits, corn, beans, and wheat products should all be a regular part of your diet. Read the rest of this entry »