Brazil 2014 Tickets Hard to Come By

Brazil 2014 Tickets Hard to Come By

Thinking of traveling to Brazil this summer to take in a few World Cup matches? You better hope you already have your tickets in hand. Despite the slew of bad news coming out of Brazil: the unfinished infrastructure, the unrelenting crime, and the general malaise about the Brazilian’s ability to host an event of thisContinue Reading

Garrincha’s Memory in Pele’s Shadow

Garrincha’s Memory in Pele’s Shadow

Everybody who is not a Brazilian counts Brazil as their second favorite soccer team. If the Dutch gave us “Total Football” the Brazilians gave us “The Beautiful Game”. And one player symbolizes that for true aficionados more than any other, and it’s not Pele, or any of the other Brazilian household names. The single playerContinue Reading

Manaus Stadium Good to Go

Manaus Stadium Good to Go

If you’re a fan of the U.S. Soccer Team – and admittedly, it’s sometimes difficult these days – you know that we’ll be traveling to the heart of the Amazon to play Portugal in the World Cup. Let’s set aside that Portugal has the reigning best player in the World on their team in Ronaldo,Continue Reading

World Cup About Business, Not Fun and Games

World Cup About Business, Not Fun and Games

Lest you forget the real purpose of the international commercial goliath known as the World Cup is commerce, along comes a cheeky little story about the war off the pitch.  The war of international corporate giants.  In the latest indication that American international commercial dominance doesn’t seem to be as bad off as some ofContinue Reading

Ronaldo, Zico, Carnival, World Cup, Brazil!

Ronaldo, Zico, Carnival, World Cup, Brazil!

Many people think of Brazil as the country of “Carnival” and “football” – soccer for us Yanks. As the country prepares to host the World Cup this year, they are doing their level best to remind people of what they are famous for.  Floats paying homage to two of its biggest soccer stars will paradeContinue Reading

Hackers Excited About Brazil World Cup 2014

Hackers Excited About Brazil World Cup 2014

Few people like to hear bad news and hate to feel as if they’re being manipulated by fear.  But security at large, international gatherings is a big concern.  We all know the stories coming out of Sochi and the amount of money and effort that was spent trying to make sure there were no securityContinue Reading