December 12, 2011; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) types on the computer for Twitter during media day at the Golden State Warriors Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Best Soccer Twitter Accounts to Follow for 2012


With 2012 coming to a close, I’ve decided to share with everyone (well, those that use twitter) the Twitter accounts I highly recommend folks to follow that love soccer. Before I dive into the list, I’d like to shamelessly plug my soccer Twitter list. I currently have almost 150 different account on there which cover a decent spectrum of the soccer world. You can access it by clicking here.

Now, without further Freddy ado, here’s my recommended list of twitter accounts to follow:

  • American Soccer Now (@ThisIsASN) – the official account of one of my favorite blogs (outside of this one of course). They focus on everything revolving around the USMNT.
  • Top Drawer Soccer.com (@TopDrawerSoccer) – A good feed from their blog for news regarding youth club & collegiate soccer.
  • Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) – Writer from blog Yanks Abroad who tweets a lot about players that are well…abroad.
  • Archibald Pothunter – Tweet focus on the history of soccer in the US. Also owners of a online store that does nostalgia appareal of soccer clubs from back in the day.
  • Football Shirt Cluture (@footballshirt) – tweets focus on jerseys/kits in the soccer world. Great blog to see what jerseys are coming out as well as fantasy designs by folks.
  • BarcaStuff (@barcastuff) – from what I understand, it’s managed by a team of Barcelona fanatics that tweet anything related to the team. If you love Barca, you need to follow this.
  • OptaJack (@optajack) – the US twitter account of Opta Sports. Love statistics? You need to follow this one and any of their sibling accounts.
  • Brian Straus – Writer for the Sporting News. Great articles and thoughts.
  • Dirty Tackle (@BrooksDT) – this twitter account (and soccer blog) tend to look at soccer from a comic lens.
  • Ted Westervelt (@soccerreform) – this man is on a mission to make American soccer structure mimic what most other countries do which is a promotion/regulation between the different levels of professional soccer.
  • Grant Wahl (@grantwahl) – Sports Illustrated’s top soccer writer. Shares lots of thoughts via Twitter.
  • Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) – writer for England’s The Times. Like Grant, shares lots of opinions in addition to sharing his writing.

 

There’s lots more to consider but in an effort to provide a diverse list, I’m going to stick with these. Like I said. check out my Twitter list for the other 130-something accounts that I follow. What would you recommend?

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