CONMEBOL president reiterates Copa America Centenario will be played in the United States
CONMEBOL president reiterates Copa America Centenario will be played in the United States

CONMEBOL president Juan Angel Napout has told Argentine radio that the 2016 Copa American Centenario will be played in the United States, potentially providing clarity after months of speculation about the future of South America’s upcoming competition. In a Tuesday interview, Napout confirmed to AM 950 in Belgrano, Argentina, that the tournament […]

What to expect from Mexico’s new coach Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti
What to expect from Mexico’s new coach Ricardo ‘Tuca’ Ferretti

When Ricardo Ferretti (nicknamed Tuca) was introduced this week as interim coach of the Mexican national team, he put on a display of a mild mannered man. This was not, by any means, the same man that many were accustomed to seeing, the one that berated journalists both on and off the […]

If He Joins Arsenal, What to Expect From Goalkeeper David Ospina
If He Joins Arsenal, What to Expect From Goalkeeper David Ospina

Arsenal are close to a deal to sign Colombia national team goalkeeper David Ospina from French club Nice. The club president of the Nice team, Jean-Pierre Rivère, revealed, “There is still no agreement, but we are not far.” But if and when a deal is reached, what can we expect from […]

RIP Armando Garcia, 1966-2014: A Tribute To A Futbol Friend
RIP Armando Garcia, 1966-2014: A Tribute To A Futbol Friend

There are no words you can give you perspective about when you lose a colleague. It gives you perspective on how blessed one is to actually be working in this “calling”.  When Argentine journalist Jorge “Topo” López passed away this past week, one reflects and one realizes. López, like many […]

Germany’s Manuel Neuer is Redefining The Goalkeeper Position
Germany’s Manuel Neuer is Redefining The Goalkeeper Position

I remember fondly a Bundesliga match between Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen during the 2012-13 season. Bayern Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer runs up towards the Leverkusen goal.  He dribbles and sets up a cross that drifts into the area, and in the end the ball skips off the crossbar. Bayern loses […]

Why Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is a Big Part of Argentina’s Success
Why Goalkeeper Sergio Romero is a Big Part of Argentina’s Success

In 1990, Sergio Goycochea stepped in for the injured Neri Pumpido and would be one of the catalysts to help lead Argentina in the World Cup. Between Maradona playing on one leg and “Goico” making important saves as well as stopping penalties in shootouts against Yugoslavia as well as Italy, […]

James Rodriguez: The Life Story Of Colombia’s Brightest Star
James Rodriguez: The Life Story Of Colombia’s Brightest Star

Colombia’s young James Rodriguez set up the ball. He looked up and knew exactly where he was going to place his corner kick.  What was amazing about that play was that the ball ended up in the back of the net, one of the more amazing goals scored by this […]

Uruguay and Colombia Ready To Set Off Sparks At Maracanã
Uruguay and Colombia Ready To Set Off Sparks At Maracanã

BUENOS AIRES — Uruguayan radio personality Sergio Gorzy went off on Colombia and its soccer team after Uruguay lost 4-0 to Los Cafeteros at Barranquilla in World Cup qualifying play back in 2012. His anger was so extreme that he started talking about how soccer in Colombia was being run […]

Ecuador Striker Enner Valencia: From Milkman To World Cup Star
Ecuador Striker Enner Valencia: From Milkman To World Cup Star

Enner Valencia’s goal against Honduras this past Saturday made the small town of Ricaurte in the north of Ecuador go into a frenzy. This small town is closer to Colombia (11 miles from the border, to be exact) than it is from Guayaquil, but his success made that the epicenter […]

How an Unconventional Chile Team Became the World Cup’s Surprise Package
How an Unconventional Chile Team Became the World Cup’s Surprise Package

Chile was all smiles and fulfilled their potential when they defeated Spain 2-0 at the Estadio Maracanã on Wednesday.  For them it was a reconfirmation of the potential that the team had individually as well as collectively. Many looked at Chile as a team always playing on the edge. Their […]