Songs about club teams

Goofus and Gallant, Part 2

"The Footie Song"
Adam and Joe
1997
"The Footie Song (World Cup edition)"
Adam and Joe
1998

Last time, we saw how a pair of musical comedians could make a soccer song that is neither musical nor funny. But it doesn't have to be that way. "The Footie Song" is a good football song, even though--and probably because--it wasn't trying to be. Read more about Goofus and Gallant, Part 2

MLS Anthem Matchups: Chicago-Kansas City, New York-New England

There are two important weeknight games in Major League Soccer this week: Kansas City opening their new stadium against Chicago, and a regional grudge match between the star-studded New York Red Bulls and the New England Revolution. I'll leave it to others to decide how these games are going to play out on the field; instead, let's find out which team wins when it comes to their official Adidas MLS anthems. Read more about MLS Anthem Matchups: Chicago-Kansas City, New York-New England

Well Done, Mr. Knowles

"Nice One Cyril"
Cockerel Chorus
1973
"Here We Go"
Everton & Supporters
1985

Cyril Knowles scored fifteen goals in four hundred and two appearances for Tottenham Hotspur. As a popular and effective left back, not many people would even care about his goal-scoring record if one of his goals hadn't inspired one of the best-known soccer songs of the 1970s. Yes; Cyril Knowles was that Cyril. Read more about Well Done, Mr. Knowles

MLS Anthems: Colorado vs. Salt Lake

"Mighty ReAL"
Meg & Dia
2007
"Goal!"
Rose Hill Drive
2007

Next Wednesday, one of the most interesting matches of the early MLS season will take place at Rio Tinto Stadium in Salt Lake City. Today, before they take the field, we'll look at a how these two teams compare musically. Read more about MLS Anthems: Colorado vs. Salt Lake

The Bad and the Ugly

"Anfield Rap"
Derek B. and Liverpool F.C.
1988
"Anfield Rap '96"
Brize-E and the Anfield Posse
1996

There are a lot of genuinely good, catchy, enjoyable songs about soccer out there, in just about every style. But if we're really going to explore the universe of soccer songs, it's impossible to ignore the fact that there a lot of jaw-droppingly bad ones. And if you asked me to pick the worst soccer song of all time, it could well be "Anfield Rap '96." Read more about The Bad and the Ugly

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