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Video Of The Week - Soccer Superstar David Beckham Retires

By Meera Dolasia on May 20, 2013
Video Of The Week - Soccer Superstar David Beckham Retires

With his runway model-like looks and incredible soccer skills, David Beckham stole the hearts of millions of fans all over the world. On Saturday, May 18th, the 38-year old brought down the curtain on his storied 20-year professional soccer career with one final game as honorary captain of the Paris St. Germain (PSG) team.

Need Electricity? Play A Game Of Soccer!

By Meera Dolasia on August 1, 2012
Need Electricity? Play A Game Of Soccer!

Though 25% of the world's population may not have access to electricity, they all have access to a source of energy that is currently being wasted - Kinetic energy released by their bodies when they exert themselves. Now two Harvard alums have figured out how to capture this energy and convert it into electricity - The only equipment needed? A Soccket soccer ball and the desire to have some fun!

American Samoa Makes History - By Winning First Soccer Match Ever!

By Meera Dolasia on November 27, 2011
American Samoa Makes History - By Winning First Soccer Match Ever!

While the tiny nation of American Samoa has been successful in producing great American Football players like Junior Seau and Troy Polamalu, the same cannot be said about their soccer team. In the 17 years that they have been affiliated with FIFA, the team has not won one single game.

Kicking4Hunger - A Soccer Camp With A Twist

By Meera Dolasia on September 23, 2011
Kicking4Hunger - A Soccer Camp With A Twist

The soccer camps and clinics organized by North Carolina based Kicking4Hunger (K4H) are similar to any other camp except, when it comes to registering for a spot. Instead of asking for cash, attendees are asked to come to camp with one can of food for each day they attend!

Video Of The Week - 109 Chinese Kids Vs. Real Madrid

By Meera Dolasia on August 22, 2011
Video Of The Week - 109 Chinese Kids Vs. Real Madrid

Real Madrid, one of the world's most successful professional soccer teams was recently faced with some unusual opponents - 109 youngsters from China's Guangzhou Province. The friendly match, which took place in early August was the grand finale of the Spanish team's Asian tour - Their way of celebrating the soccer club's 109th birthday.

11-Year-Old American Soccer Prodigy Heads To FC Barcelona's Academy

By Meera Dolasia on June 4, 2011
11-Year-Old American Soccer Prodigy Heads To FC Barcelona's Academy

Every young soccer player dreams of being part of a world class soccer team - In April, 11-year old Southern California resident, Ben Lederman came one step closer to fulfilling his, by becoming the first American to be offered a spot for a two-year training program at FC Barcelona's Youth Academy.

Will Man-Made Clouds Provide Shade At 2022 World Cup In Qatar?

By Meera Dolasia on March 30, 2011
Will Man-Made Clouds Provide Shade At 2022 World Cup In Qatar?

When the tiny nation of Qatar, beat out the USA, Australia, Japan and South Korea, as the venue for the 2022 World Cup Soccer, there were gasps of surprise from the fans - And it was not just because of the size of the competitors, but also the fact, that the World Cup is held in June and July, which happen to be Qatar's hottest months, when temperatures can soar upto 50°C (120° F).

Can't Decide Between Cycling And Soccer? Play Cycle Ball!

By Meera Dolasia on February 20, 2011
Can't Decide Between Cycling And Soccer? Play Cycle Ball!

If you like bicycling as much as you like playing ball and can't seem to decide between the two sports, you may want to consider Cycle Ball - A fun sport that adopts the key attributes from both activities and transforms it, into a totally new game.

The Netherlands Could Have Won, If Only . . . .

By Meera Dolasia on July 14, 2010
The Netherlands Could Have Won, If Only . . . .

Spain's victory against the Netherlands for the coveted FIFA championship can only be attributed to its talented team! Would the outcome have been different had Holland managed to convince one of these talented martial arts students to join them? We can only wonder!

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