Five years after the Sheffield Rules were first written down a solicitor from West London became "the first person to write down the rules of soccer".
Popular opinion seems to favor Barnes founder...Show More
The two men that had more to do with football codification than anyone else were Nathaniel Creswick and William Prest; or as I lovingly call them: Pres-Wick.
These all around athletes competed in e...Show More
Between the Mob Football of medieval Europe and the the game of football that we know today, there was a rather turbulent period of codification.
Starting from the 14th Century, schools would play ...Show More
When Spanish Conquistador Hernan Cortes arrived in present day Mexico he encountered the Aztecs; a massive civilization with a dynamic and thriving culture
In his pursuit of power, fame and a fortu...Show More
The evolution of soccer has been dependent on the evolution of the ball used to play it.
Charles Goodyear was one of history's greatest innovators. Sadly, he was also one of history's most tragic f...Show More
There's a lot of people out there that claim their country or region...or even empire, invented soccer. They might not be wrong.
Soccer is that unique universal game that saw it's origins evolve i...Show More
It's been about 23 years since the proclamation that soccer has arrived in America and twenty one years since the birth of Major League Soccer. This episode we talk to Shakara Robinson, a non soccer...Show More