Because soccer isn't gay, but once in awhile it kinda is.

Via @Outsports, an Eastern European anti-homophobia video featuring some soccer fans in a liplock.

What do you think about @SportingKC’s holiday video? I’m not going to go as far as to call it homophobic, but let’s work toward a society where two guys kissing (or avoiding kissing) isn’t the fodder for lame jokes. 

Beyond that “gag” I really loved the players caroling for the fans idea. It could have been a really great video if it was just that without some of the mediocre bits leading up to it. 

New feature coming tomorrow: A Soccer OUTrage

I’m angry about something. And you’re going to hear about it.

Anton Hysen not coming to MLS…

a comment on his blog late Wednesday:

Anton sa…

I’m staying in sweden to play i just spoke to my sports chef”

Does your city have a gay sports bar? How are they with soccer matches? →

Here at gay4mls central there’s a side sports bar at a gay club called “Score.” They’re good about putting on games, but their satellite TV channel listings were so old they still had “Fox Sports World.” 

With a single photo of @D6MERIT, @LOLMLS solidifies its place in my heart as one of my favorite soccer sites.  →

A Soccer OUTrage: Ya got trouble, my friend…

Twitter was buzzing about El Clasico yesterday, but I’m jonesing for some good ole American soccer to watch. Thankfully it’s the NCAA College Cup Final today. So I check out the TV listings to see when it’s on and see it’s on ESPN U. Ok, no biggie; it’s not the biggest event to air in the eyes of most people and after all, it’s a Sunday afternoon, there must be some high profile, top-flight sporting event that they’ve chose to air on their main netw… MOTHERF***ER!

Oh, we got trouble, right here in soccer city, with a capital “T” that rhymes with “P” and that stands for pool…

Seriously? Women’s billiards is what you have on ESPN (along with documentary reruns on ESPN2) while the NCAA College Cup Final is relegated to a member of your family of networks that’s available in 27.5 million less households? I’m sorry, did I hop into Mr. Peabody’s WABAC machine and go back in time 30 years when this really was the top sport ESPN could offer? What’s on next, that show with big burly guys tossing tractor tires around?

I say that any boob can take and shove a ball in a pocket…

And it’s not just me that seems to find billiards insignificant, it’s ESPN too. While their home page has soccer as part of the main navigation bar, and lacrosse, cricket, and “Bassmaster” listed under “More Sports,” billiards is nowhere to be found. So what kind of ass-backward world have I entered? With the dozens of sports available on ESPN online, surely one of them like the College Cup Final is more worthy than freakin’ billiards. Seriously, can we please all get together as a community of sports fans and agree that a game that could be played in the confines of my nana’s basement isn’t a top-level sport?

Oh, we got trouble. We’re in terrible, terrible trouble. That game with the fifteen numbered balls is the devil’s tool. 

Come on ESPN, you can do better than this. Give America our soccer. 

Remember, my friends, listen to me, because I pass this way but once.

Soccer America speaks with Dan Woog, author of books including "Jocks" →
Are you in The @AmericanOUTlaws? Join up in 2012 and get this kickass shirt. →

See what I did there? It’s not a gay group, but a great bunch of guys and gals and a must-join if you love American soccer. 

Hysen Watch 2011: Anton went tanning.  →

Pundits speculate whether it’s in preparation for a move to the Great White North.