What to Expect From Nicolas Anelka at Brazilian Club Atlético-MG
What to Expect From Nicolas Anelka at Brazilian Club Atlético-MG

Earlier today, Atlético-MG President Alexandre Kalil announced the signing of free agent Nicolas Anelka, who recently had his contract terminated at West Bromwich Albion of the Premier League. Anelka é do Galo. — Alexandre Kalil (@alexandrekalil) April 6, 2014 A little less than a month after the Frenchman’s dishonorable departure […]

The Story Behind One of Soccer’s Greatest Embraces
The Story Behind One of Soccer’s Greatest Embraces

There are soccer fans all over the world of all shapes and sizes. The beauty of it all is what helps many of us gravitate towards this most magical of all sports. The passion of soccer fans is limitless. Yet at the same time there are some that take the […]

Argentine Soccer Sinks to New Low After Rash of Violence
Argentine Soccer Sinks to New Low After Rash of Violence

The wave of insecurity in Argentina is reaching an alarming level. Much like any other aspect of society in that country, soccer is directly or indirectly involved. When you read soccer news from Argentina, it sounds more like a daily police blotter or sensationalistic articles about rumbles, shootouts, gunfights and […]

Worrying Signs for South American Teams In Their Preparations For World Cup 2014
Worrying Signs for South American Teams In Their Preparations For World Cup 2014

Last week’s international friendlies featuring South American teams revealed some trends and issues that could become major problems if they’re not remedied soon especially with the World Cup less than 100 days away. Here’s what we learned from the most recent matches: Argentina Outside of Leo Messi vomiting, there should […]

Argentina’s Crazy Relegation System Could Relegate Top 2 Teams
Argentina’s Crazy Relegation System Could Relegate Top 2 Teams

If you looked at Colón three months ago in Argentina’s top league, they were dead in the water. Many had gone as far as already putting them in the second division after they were docked six points after the Falcón ordeal with Mexican side Atlante. They were a squad that […]

Magic, Medicine, Myths and the Reality of Falcao’s Injury
Magic, Medicine, Myths and the Reality of Falcao’s Injury

People always are enamored with the impossible storyline.  You know the one I’m talking about; that plot in which the protagonist, with tangible characteristics that are overshadowed only by their immeasurable intangibles, overcomes an incident that had the potential to change their life forever. Moreover, that entire experience makes them […]

Miami Is A Complex Market, But Beckham’s MLS Team Can Be A Success Here
Miami Is A Complex Market, But Beckham’s MLS Team Can Be A Success Here

The Independent newspaper recently published an article about the forthcoming announcement of David Beckham opening a MLS franchise in Miami. The author spewed lazy stereotypes that many US soccer journalists, bloggers and fans have hurled at Miami for years. They recite the reasons why the market is a failure, a […]

Brazil To Change Calendar for Club Soccer In 2015
Brazil To Change Calendar for Club Soccer In 2015

If you’ve heard managers of European players complain a lot about their grueling schedule, spare a thought for the managers and players in Brazil. The hosts of next year’s World Cup have arguably the most grueling club soccer schedule in the world.  Between the state and national tournaments, there are […]

Brazil to Return to South Florida After 10-Year Absence
Brazil to Return to South Florida After 10-Year Absence

After a decade-long absence, Brazil returns to Miami. The Brazilian national team is scheduled to face Honduras at Sun Life Stadium on November 16th as part of their World Tour. The Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) as well as promoters Kics International made the announcement on Saturday as there was talk […]

Newell’s Old Boys Poised to Emulate One of Their Greatest Eras
Newell’s Old Boys Poised to Emulate One of Their Greatest Eras

With the middle of the Argentine Inicial upon us, Newell’s Old Boys are showing that a system is more important than the sum of all parts. More importantly, when those parts are functioning well within a system, things can change and they will remain the same. In soccer, we always talk […]

Abidal To Play In Benefit Match In Miami
Abidal To Play In Benefit Match In Miami

Miami will be part of the summer international soccer scene outside of the Gold Cup this summer. Some of Europe’s big stars and their Caribbean counterparts will convene there in order to raise money for the development Haitian youth soccer. Various stars from European leagues will be present including Barcelona […]

Bilbao Looks For Revindication With Special Jersey
Bilbao Looks For Revindication With Special Jersey

When stepping on to the pitch at Mestalla, Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao will both have 24 conquests in the Copa del Rey. In an effort to begin the campaign to become once again the undisputed Cup King, the Basques presented an exclusive jersey that will be exclusive to the Copa […]

Barca vs. The Madrid Media
Barca vs. The Madrid Media

For nth time this season the Madrid press have come out with cover pages stating how Barcelona were once again aided by referees. For the nth time this season, the Catalans respond by saying that Juande’s Madrid won with coma-inducing style. The word of the month for As and Marca […]

La Liga Week 30 Wrap
La Liga Week 30 Wrap

Numbers seemed down this week in La Liga mostly due to the Easter holiday, but that did not reduce the excitement in the league. Barcelona continue their ways en route to their 19th league title. The Blaugrana Ballet showed offense, yet they were not as sharp when it came time […]