Keeping up with the world of soccer is made much easier with the availability of information on the internet. It’s now possible to find out much more than just scores and general recaps. There are numerous soccer blogs on the web, which can relay anything from score updates to play-by-play descriptions of a match, with photos, clips, personal commentary, and predictions. During the beginning of the year, many of these blogs will be talking about the Rose Bowl Game. This match will be the Wisconsin Badgers and the Oregon Ducks. Here is a list of some of the most noteworthy soccer blogs that are worth following for recent, accurate, and interesting information:
With more than 3,200 RSS subscriptions and over 300,000 visitors every day, EPL Talk is one of the most popular soccer blogs online. Regular posts update readers on everything from league matches to soccer book reviews, and there are plenty of other goodies to enjoy, including videos, podcasts, an online shop, and even book discussions and forums so that fans can interact. New subscribers should also visit the “Free Stuff” link to get downloadable gifts like eBooks, magazines, audio interviews, contest entries, and more.
This is another one of the most popular soccer blogs, with over 9,000 followers and growing. It does more than simply provide scores and descriptions- the blog is full of interesting articles that make predictions about upcoming matches, discussions about the politics of the sport, reviews of the players, the coaches, and almost everything else soccer-related imaginable. For serious soccer fans, this is a great resource, and one of the best blogs to follow.
Reuters Soccer Blog
For a great go-to resource to get up-to-date news about the big leagues, clubs, and games, the Reuters Soccer Blog is a good choice. Posts include articles about the sport’s top teams, predictions of upcoming matches, critiques of player flubs and other top soccer-related news stories. Readers who are interested in opinion-based articles rather than just factual recaps will enjoy the journalistic style of many of the posts. The blog also provides a very good list of links to other soccer sites that might be useful or interesting to readers looking for more.
A Chicago-based soccer blog created and expanded by a dedicated fan, Pitch Invasion details the culture that surrounds the love of the sport. Many of its posts and articles cover material that isn’t as commonly found on other blogs, including soccer history, the politics of the game, and photography from over 300 site contributors. This site has been gaining popularity since it first launched, and has even been nominated for several different awards and distinctions.
Soccer By Ives
Fans who want to read about a wide range of soccer news will love to follow this blog, which covers topics in an impressive 100+ categories, including college soccer, women’s soccer, and even youth soccer, as well as all of the top-level professional teams and leagues. The blog also features podcasts, clips, breaking news stories, reader commentary, and even a “You Write the Caption” contest where participants have the chance to win a free Soccer By Ives t-shirt.
This blog has soared to popularity thanks to its very unique angle, and is especially popular with young women. Unlike other soccer blogs, Kickette is written entirely by women fans, and focuses more on soccer-related gossip rather than actual sport updates. Readers can expect to find out information about the lives of the players, who they are dating, and what they are wearing, all with an excellent dose of comedy and entertainment. The site received a 2010 Cosmo Blog Award, and boasts features such as a Style File, Kickette Fantasy Football, and a “Gallery of Gorgeous” image gallery in the works.