Tag Archives: football

8 American Sports Idioms Brits Won’t Understand

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In America the sports idiom is a popular and effective way of getting your point figuratively across without having to literally say what you mean. These everyday euphemisms are useful language tools and are often deployed without ...

Premier League Season So Far: Most Exciting in Years?

Liverpool's Luis Suarez (right), a key to the team's success this season, battles with Fulham's Elsad Zverotic in their November 9 match. (Photo: AP/Clint Hughes)

From a neutral’s perspective, this season’s Premier League is shaping up to be the most dazzlingly entertaining, beautifully unpredictable, and grossly absorbing in the division’s history.  Since the BPL’s inception a little ...

British Expat: Why the U.S. Will Win FIFA World Cup By 2050

Real Salt Lake's Luis Gil represents the future of U.S. soccer. (Photos: AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

It is not uncommon to receive skeptical looks from both Brits and Americans when I mention the U.S.’s prospects of one day winning the FIFA World Cup.

Football vs. ‘Soccer’: A Translation Guide for Brits and Americans

Houston Dynamo midfielder Brad Davis, left, collides with Montreal Impact midfielder Sanna Nyassi during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in Houston. (Photo: AP/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool)

Football (or soccer, depending on which side of the pond you’re from) is just as vulnerable to Anglo-American nuances as any part of the special relationship.

10 Ways for Brits to Integrate Into America More Quickly

Keeping up with the news. (Photo via AP)

Get down with the lingo, befriend some locals and read a paper: these are just some of the tricks that will help ease your U.S. assimilation.