Ben Hastings

Starting following football avidly after the 2006 World Cup, I try to watch as many different leagues as I can but follow the Premier League, Serie A, and MLS most closely. I am from Seattle and I am currently attending university. I also write for Forza Italian Football and Global Football Today. @ben1066
10 Reasons to Watch La Liga This Season
10 Reasons to Watch La Liga This Season

I can already hear the protests about La Liga. It’s just like the Scottish Premier League on steroids. All the best players outside of Real Madrid and Barcelona are leaving the country because of the massive debts that clubs are carrying.  They don’t bother defending over in Spain and players […]

Can Sunderland Striker Jozy Altidore Succeed in the Premier League?
Can Sunderland Striker Jozy Altidore Succeed in the Premier League?

Jozy Altidore’s recent transfer to Sunderland has excited many US soccer fans, not to mention the executives at NBC Sports; nevertheless, there is ample reason to take a more measured approach in defining our expectations of the 23-year-old.  Yes, he scored 31 goals in the last campaign for AZ Alkmaar, […]