The purpose of this site is to give fans of the beautiful game in the United States – and elsewhere to talk about, share, learn and reflect on the sport nearest and dearest to their hearts, football, er … soccer … err … well, you get the point.
A lot of coverage of the sport either focuses on England (Will the national team finally win something? Is Chelsea the best team in world football?) will generally ignoring, or in some case, being openly critical, of the sport in other countries. Though it’s true that the sport isn’t as developed in the United States as it is in some countries, the men’s national team and Major League Soccer have taken giant steps in raising their level to one certainly competitive and comparable with other teams in leagues across the world. So we at Only Love Soccer would like to give soccer fans and pundits in the US the opportunity to talk about the game and teams they love, without a healthy dash of “But the English do it better” in coverage of the sport.
That doesn’t mean we’ll only talk about American soccer. We also love English football, Argentinian football, Chinese football, Portuguese football – you name it. We aim to talk about the differing leagues and players with an unbiased and open attitude, because let’s be honest, there is a great range of exciting players, styles and teams all across the world, and that should be celebrated.
We call ourselves Only Love Soccer, because there is a common misconception about American sports fans who “all hate soccer” or “only love football” and we thought it would be a fun way to poke fun at that misconception.
This site will be under heavy construction in the coming days, and you’ll probably will see it move to its own server. If you enjoy the content, comment, ask questions, tell your friends. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to hear from you.
See you on the pitch,