La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 6: Oct. 2 – Oct. 3
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 6: Oct. 2 – Oct. 3

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán houses the match of the weekend, although the LFP did not grant the match with a glamorous time, as Sevilla hosts Atlético Madrid in a match where both teams will likely fight for a Champions League spot by the end of the season.  Sevilla sacked Antonio […]

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 3: Sept. 18 – Sept. 20
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 3: Sept. 18 – Sept. 20

For the first time this season, the Spanish teams participating in European competitions will have to adjust to the quick turnaround from the midweek European fixtures to the weekend matches in La Liga.  While Getafe has only been in a continental tournament once before, the other six teams are veterans […]

La Liga Jornada 2 Review: Hércules Proves Its Strength Against Barcelona
La Liga Jornada 2 Review: Hércules Proves Its Strength Against Barcelona

Before this current season, Hércules CF had tasted top flight football only twice in the past twenty-five years: the 1985-86 season, when their neighbors to north, Valencia, also suffered relegation for the first time in its illustrious history; and the 1996-97 season, when the Alicante club spent one campaign in La […]

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 2: Sept. 11 – Sept. 16
La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 2: Sept. 11 – Sept. 16

La Liga clubs spent a week on vacation after the opening round of fixtures because of the international FIFA date, although for Real Madrid and Barcelona, many of their players were on international duty.  In particular, ten players from Barcelona and six players from Real Madrid traveled to Buenos Aires […]

La Liga Fixtures for the 2010-11 Season
La Liga Fixtures for the 2010-11 Season

The Real Federación Española de Fútbol (the Spanish FA) released the full schedule for the 2010-11 La Liga season, and Jornada 1 will be held on the last weekend of August.  Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will commence their campaigns away from home as they visit Mallorca and Racing […]

World Cup 2010: Spain Triumphs In A Match of Contrasting Styles
World Cup 2010: Spain Triumphs In A Match of Contrasting Styles

After Euro 2008, Vicente del Bosque took the reins of the Spanish national team from Luis Aragonés, the man that led Spain to their first international tournament conquest since 1964 when they hosted and won the second UEFA European Championships, known then as the European Nations’ Cup. Aragonés’ tactical style […]

Spain Peaking At the Perfect Time With Their 1-0 Victory Over Portugal
Spain Peaking At the Perfect Time With Their 1-0 Victory Over Portugal

When Spain fell to the hands of Switzerland in the opening match of World Cup 2010, the vultures suddenly appeared from the sky and circled around their “dying” carcass.  No team has ever won the World Cup after losing its first match.  The ghosts from yesteryear are rising from the […]

Spain Effective If Unspectacular As They Win Group H in FIFA World Cup 2010
Spain Effective If Unspectacular As They Win Group H in FIFA World Cup 2010

With an unfathomable yet realistic possibility of an unceremonious exit from FIFA World Cup 2010, the Spanish national football team tussled with a Chilean side that has been one of the most impressive teams in this tournament thus far.  Marcelo Bielsa, Chile’s manager, insisted on a positive approach with an […]

La Liga Talk Throughout the Summer
La Liga Talk Throughout the Summer

This writer has not fallen off the face of the earth after the season concluded in mid-May.  I am writing this as I leave on a boat from Napoli en route to Palma de Mallorca.  I have been traveling through Europe these past weeks, and I was in Barcelona to […]

Mallorca Enters Voluntary Administration
Mallorca Enters Voluntary Administration

A dispiriting final matchday left Mallorca forty seconds away from qualifying for the Champions League.  Sevilla manager Antonio Álvarez took a huge gamble late in that match by sending Sevilla youth product Rios Lozano Rodri into the match instead of Luís Fabiano, and Rodri broke the hearts of Los Barralets […]

What David Villa’s Transfer to FC Barcelona Means For Zlatan Ibrahimovic
What David Villa’s Transfer to FC Barcelona Means For Zlatan Ibrahimovic

The rumors, for once, came to fruition, as FC Barcelona will pay a transfer fee of €40 million to Valencia for Spanish international striker David Villa.  This tango (or the sardana for a more local, Catalunyan flair) danced by the two clubs since the previous offseason will finally end as […]

La Liga Jornada 38 Review: Barcelona Defends Their La Liga Crown
La Liga Jornada 38 Review: Barcelona Defends Their La Liga Crown

Once Lionel Messi scored his club record-tying 34th goal of the season in the 76th minute to increase the lead to 4-0, the 98,772 Culés at the Camp Nou, save for a few hundred Real Valladolid die-hards, began to chant the song that every team wants to hear at the […]