Songs by players

Soccer Is The Game

"White Is The Colour"
The Proclaimers
2002

The best soccer songs are created by musicians and bands that are talented artists and real fans of the game. But as the Proclaimers show, even the most passionate fans can only work with what you give them. Read more about Soccer Is The Game

Covered In Zeros

"We're Better Than The Best"
The 2013 Major League Soccer All-Stars
2013

The 2013 Major League Soccer All-Star Game is tonight. But based on their hype video, you might think it's a rerun of the 1983 NASL Soccer Bowl. Read more about Covered In Zeros

A Man of Many Talents

"Kickin' Balls"
Alexi Lalas
1994

If you were picking one person to write a classic American soccer song, you could do worse than Alexi Lalas. He played at the top level; he's been an ambassador for the sport in the U.S., and he's a musician--an actual one, not just an athlete who got a record deal. He may still have a classic soccer song in him. But for now, what he's given us instead is 1994's "Kickin' Balls." Read more about A Man of Many Talents

A Little Bit Hip-Hop

"Don't Tread"
Deuce feat. Big Hawk and XO
2006

It's always difficult to compare players who played in different eras. How would Lev Yashin would fare against modern strikers? Could Carlos Alberto thrive against the defenses Messi faces today? The game has changed so much even over the last few decades that there can never be definitive answers to these questions, making them perfect fodder for bar arguments and internet message boards.

When it comes to top-flight wingers from different eras, though, there's one thing we can know for sure: Fulham's Clint Dempsey is a better rapper than Liverpool's John Barnes. Read more about A Little Bit Hip-Hop

London Calling

"Soccer Rocks"
Jay DeMerit
2006

Many good musicians have recorded bad songs about soccer. Many bad musicians have recorded bad songs about soccer. But nobody records bad soccer songs like the players. Read more about London Calling

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