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Are Everton Really Dumb Enough To Turn Down Tons Of Money For John Stones?

John Stones is a promising English center back currently playing for Everton, who’s pretty good and has every chance to get better. His talent, youth, potential, position, and Englishness all make him a very hot and very valuable commodity. (Word to Raheem Sterling.) But apparently out of some misguided belief in the… » 8/27/15 4:59pm Yesterday 4:59pm

The Uncomfortable Middle: Our 2015-16 Premier League Preview, Pt. 2

For the American sports fan, following soccer means a reorientation about what constitutes success. With the success of the top teams reinforced by Champions League appearances and an enhanced global profile, there is a virtuous cycle to being good that makes it even harder to break into the top. At the other end,… » 8/06/15 5:47pm 8/06/15 5:47pm

Romelu Lukaku Channels His Inner Marshawn Lynch On This Bulldozing Run

This is probably as close as you'll get to seeing Beast Mode's famous Beast Quake run recreated on a soccer pitch. Everton's Romelu Lukaku knocks over a good three or four defenders before laying off the assist for Steven Naismith's equalizer, proving that he is indeed 'bout that action: » 3/12/15 5:49pm 3/12/15 5:49pm

Damn, Man, Tim Howard Is Having One Sad-Ass Season

It's been less than a year since Tim Howard became America's World Cup hero, staring down an unrelenting Belgian attack and turning away 16 goddamn shots with the grim resolve of an action hero who's low on ammo. In fact, go ahead and watch each one of those beautiful, thrilling saves one more time. Then, if you're a… » 2/25/15 1:39pm 2/25/15 1:39pm

How Harry Kane Owned The Best Weekend Of The Premier League Season

You want to know why the Premier League is the best league in the world? It's for weekends like this past one, which feature a handful of headliner games, a couple more you didn't think would be that competitive but end up going down to the wire, and even when the title race is all but decided already, there's still… » 2/09/15 4:05pm 2/09/15 4:05pm

BBC Report On '67 Merseyside Derby Gets Unexpected Guest

In the run-up to today's Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool, the BBC sent their roving man on the streets to interview people about historic matches between the "friendly" rivals. The reporter hoped this old man would be able to remember an FA Cup match from 48 years ago, but little did he know how close… » 2/07/15 11:49am 2/07/15 11:49am

Who Will Develop The First Great American Soccer Star?

For as far as soccer—the official Sport Of The Future on these shores for decades now—has come in America, we still haven't hit upon a sustainable youth development model to cultivate all levels of professional talent, from squad-fillers to superstars. This leaves interested parties at home and abroad arguing over… » 12/17/14 10:56am 12/17/14 10:56am

Everton Fans Attacked By Up To 100 Hooligans in Lille

Everton fans enjoying an away day in Lille, France were attacked with metal chairs by a swarm of goons, according to the Liverpool ECHO. Everton plays Lille in a Europa League match Thursday night, and with Lille only a five-hour train ride from Merseyside, somewhere around 10,000 fans made the trip to France. » 10/22/14 9:45pm 10/22/14 9:45pm

Here's Everton's Ross Barkley Dribbling 75 Yards And Scoring A Goal

So, Everton are playing Newcastle today, and midway through the first half, the Magpies took a corner kick that was cleared to Everton's young midfielder Ross Barkley. Then Barkley dribbled all the way down the right by himself, cut left inside the box through Newcastle defenders, and roofed a shot past the keeper. » 3/25/14 5:35pm 3/25/14 5:35pm

Tim Howard Gets Red Card To End Everton's 2013 Unbeaten Home Record

Everton only needed to win or draw each of their last two matches at Goodison Park this year to go all of 2013 unbeaten at home. Their match against Southampton on Sunday was always going to be difficult to navigate, but today the Blues, in fourth place, hosted last-place Sunderland in what was expected to be a gimme.… » 12/26/13 2:07pm 12/26/13 2:07pm