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Author Archives: Ben Rosener

About Ben Rosener

Born and raised in the Seattle area, Ben Rosener is an avid Seahawks, Sonics, Detroit Tigers and Juventus FC fan. He is a high school senior who is also the editor and founder of http://www.kingdomeofseattlesports.com/ and http://knowhitter.com/. Ben loves the city of Seattle and will cover the city’s sports teams throughout his professional life. In addition to loving Seattle and its teams, Ben also is a staunch supporter of Adam Silver, or for that matter, anyone who isn’t David Stern running the NBA. He doesn’t always refer to himself in the third person.

Potential Arturo Vidal Sale Leaves Juventus With A Healthy Reinvestment Headache

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Inter vs Juventus

Dating back to the summer transfer window, Arturo Vidal’s name has been mentioned more than most in transfer speculation columns. Juventus refused to sell the Chilean midfielder in the summer, but may follow a different line of thinking during the … Continue reading

Bayern Munich Reaping The Benefits Of A Rewarding Summer Transfer Window

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In transfer windows, elite teams generally spend more money than their lesser counterparts. This is due to more success and larger war chests. Bayern Munich has pulled something of a U-turn on that school of thought. The team had to … Continue reading

Napoli: Spending Big Hasn’t Always Led to Winning Big

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rafael-benitez

Ever since Rafa Benitez took charge at SSC Napoli, the Naples based club has splashed the cash. In a spending spree partly fueled by the sale of Edinson Cavani, the Partenopei remade their squad last off-season not only in an … Continue reading

Striker May Be Needed If Juventus Want To Be Legitimate Champions League Contender

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paul-pogba-juventus

Does Juventus need another attacker? Whether it be a new striker or an additional attacking-minded midfielder, is one needed? It’s early in the Serie A season, but coach Massimiliano Allegri has already shown that he will at the very least, … Continue reading

Analyzing The Success of Clubs Spending Their Financial War Chest From Big Player Sales

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bale

Every off-season a big name is sold in European football – often even two or three. From Tottenham selling Gareth Bale to Porto moving James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho to Monaco, players are sold for huge sums of money. While … Continue reading

David Luiz: New PSG Signing is the Most Statistically Strange Signing of the Summer

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david-luiz

Paris Saint-Germain’s latest signing, recent Chelsea player David Luiz, was acquired for a staggering £50million ($84million+). Fifty million of any currency is a lot for any player, but for a player like Luiz it seems overkill. Most soccer pundits and … Continue reading

Why Antonio Conte Should Take the Italy National Team Job

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antonio-conte

With Juventus coach Antonio Conte’s departure from Juventus sending shockwaves around the soccer world, there is one silver-lining to be taken from the situation. Yes it will be a quick period of change for Juve, but considering the experience of … Continue reading

France’s World Cup Team Is Stacked For The Future, No Matter What Happens Against Germany

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france-away-jersey-world-cup

Coming off of a nightmare situation at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, France is having a fine “bounce-back” World Cup. With a team led by key contributors in their prime, such as Hugo Lloris and Karim Benzema, France … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: A New Era of Change for Spain

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Spain encountered a tough group at the 2014 World Cup, that’s the preface I’m going with. Yes, Spain had a tough group, and it isn’t too shocking that they were eliminated from a group with Chile and the Netherlands. Losing … Continue reading

Italy and Uruguay Preview: Win or Go Home for Former Champs

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Italy / Uruguay flag

It’s do or die for both Italy and Uruguay tomorrow at 12pm EST/9am PST. With mighty England already unceremoniously crashing out and upstart Costa Rica with its’ ticket punched, there is only one spot left in the knockout rounds for … Continue reading

Why Italy Shouldn’t Panic After Costa Rica Loss

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Italy lost to Costa Rica at the World Cup. It happened, big deal. The loss will only help the Italians moving forward, and because of that they shouldn’t panic about it. The loss exposed a few issues for Cesare Prandelli’s … Continue reading

Italy Establishes Its Credentials As a World Cup Favorite

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It’s the definition of premature to say a team can win it all after one game. Even after one strong performance against a good team. Even if said performance was in an environment in which the temperature rivaled that of … Continue reading

Eight Players From the 2013 U-20 World Cup Take the Field in Brazil 2014

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Vidal Pogba

World Cup 2014: Eight players from the 2013 U-20 World Cup who will take the field in Brazil 2014 DeAndre Yedlin’s inclusion in Jurgen Klinsmann’s final roster for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil may have been a surprise to … Continue reading

World Cup 2014: Predicting Italy’s Squad

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Italy

With the World Cup in Brazil just weeks away, Italy coach Cesare Prandelli has some extremely difficult decisions on his hands. Italy is considered by many to be a dark horse, but some (self-included) even consider them to be a … Continue reading

Liverpool, Atletico Madrid, Juventus and Other European Teams That Capitalized on Recent Transfer Windows

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Everton signs Gareth Barry

For a team to improve over the course of a few transfer windows, they often must bring in key players who greatly improve the team while also letting the right players leave in order to make way for upgrades. Tottenham … Continue reading

Should AC Milan Cash In on Mario Balotelli? The Pros and Cons of Selling The Italian International

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MARIO BALOTELLI

Mario Balotelli is one of the most gifted strikers on the planet. Capable of truly awesome displays, the AC Milan striker can carry a team with his prolific goal scoring. He did just that for the Rossoneri last season as … Continue reading

Juventus’s 3 Biggest Challenges in Switching to a 4-3-3 Formation

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Juventus has run rampant through Serie A by employing a 3-5-2 formation that utilizes wing-backs. However, this formation has haunted the Italian giants in Europe as it failed to produce against Bayern Munich in last season’s quarterfinals. It was also … Continue reading

Spain, Germany, Italy and England’s Midfield-Striker Dichotomy at World Cup 2014

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The World Cup will dominate television sets this summer and per usual, most of the elite European nations (as well as a few South American teams) will be considered as favorites, or at the very least serious contenders. There’ll be … Continue reading