Soccer

Hong Myung-bo to Lead National Football Squad


SEOUL, South Korea -- The Korea Football Association has chosen Hong Myung-bo as the new coach of South Korea's national soccer team. 

The association announced its decision following a meeting Monday at the National Football Center in Paju. Hong will lay out his ideas on how to manage and lead the Red Devils in a news conference on Tuesday. The association confirmed a list of four candidates for the position last week, but it did not reveal the names of the three other contenders. 

Feature: The Best Date Spots in Busan


BUSAN, South Korea -- Summer has descended on Korea, and, as usual, it brings along the annual typhoon of frantic libidos brainwashing young folk to look awkwardly down at the floor while they ask each other out on dates. So starts the of hordes of hormones biking in Hwamyeong, bodies packing kimbap for mountain picnics and innocents pressing their lips together to make weird sucky noises.

Yes, the season of love makes us do strange things with and to one another. It is in that spirit that I've compiled a thorough collection of Busan's best date spots.

Let the Games Begin – London Olympic Preview


BUSAN, South Korea -- The city of London has waited seven years, but the time has finally come for the 2012 Summer Olympics to take the British capital by storm.

London is hosting the games for the third time in the modern era, the only city to lay such a claim. With a budget of $14.7 billion, the Olympic Park, a former deprived industrial center, is ready to take center stage for two weeks of joy, heartache and pain.

Exclusive: Matt McKay on Life, Football and Making the Move to the ROK


BUSAN, South Korea -- Australian Matt McKay has made an immediate impact for the Busan IPark since his addition to the club this spring. The 1.71m Brisbane-born midfielder joined the club from the Rangers in Scotland, a time which was disappointing to say the least.

The 29-year-old also led the Brisbane Roar to the their first ever A-League championship and premiership in the 2010-11 season, as well as capturing the Aussie Footballer of the Year last year.

Matt McKay Joins Socceroos in Denmark


BUSAN, South Korea - Busan IPark midfielder Matt McKay left South Korea yesterday for Denmark to join the Socceroos for their Saturday friendly with 10th ranked Denmark at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

The midfielder also suffered a broken nose this week during an FA Cup match in Korea, but insisted he will play through the injury.

McKay was inadvertently elbowed during Wednesday night's FA Cup 1-0 loss to National League club Goyang Kookmin Bank, but managed to suit up and play the full 90 minutes for Busan IPark in Monday's K League match, a 0-0 draw with Chunnam Dragons.

 

Fan Beats Up Mascot at Incheon-Daejon K League Match


INCHEON, South Korea - A Daejon Citizen supporter attacked the Incheon United mascot yesterday at the conclusion of the match between the two clubs, which Incheon won 2-1.

The fan was not impressed by what spectators said was "waving goodbye" to the losing sides fans, and attacked. Security was quick to jump in and restrain the fan.

Fights were also reported outside the stadium according to Twitter reports of fans in attendance. An ambulance and police were also reported to be called to the scene.

Picture courtesy of Naver

For a good view of the incident, follow the Naver link below, but you need to install the flash player.

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