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La Liga US TV Listings for Jornada 13: Dec. 5 and Dec. 6

Hurricane Clásico passed through the shores of Spain with a FC Barcelona win, and now normalcy can somewhat return to La Liga.  The two most important matches in terms of the championship race are 5th place Deportivo La Coruña vs. league leaders FC Barcelona and 8th place Athletic Bilbao vs. […]

La Liga US TV Listings for Jornada 12: Nov. 28 and Nov. 29

This weekend’s round of fixtures is highlighted by El Clásico, the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid.  Not only are they the two most successful teams in the history of Spanish football, they occupy the top two spots in this season’s table.  Real Madrid has a one point lead over […]

La Liga US TV Listings for Jornada 11: Nov. 21 and Nov. 22

It is Friday, which means it is time to prepare for non-stop action from Spain with La Liga back in the fray.  After an intense week of World Cup qualifying playoffs, the focus turns back to the domestic responsibilities. The times listed are Eastern Standard Time (EST) and include the […]

Atlético Madrid Hits Rock Bottom

Halloween will arrive in a few days, but for Atlético Madrid, this season has been a complete nightmare from the beginning.  Los rojiblancos hit their low point with a dull thud on Saturday when they could not fend off a nine-man Mallorca team and settled for a 1-1 draw at […]

With Rubin Kazan’s Deserved Victory, FC Barcelona Suffers a Minor Setback

After a workmanlike 1-0 victory against Almería and a mediocre showing in their 0-0 draw at the Mestalla against Valencia CF on Saturday, FC Barcelona looked to reverse their form in the Champions League against a supposed weaker team in FK Rubin Kazan.  To their credit, Barça did not make […]

Why is Defense So Reviled in Football?

The theory is that because of the low amount of scoring in football, using particularly protective and cynical tactics ruins the sport whose nature inhibits a high amount of goals per match.  Football’s common nickname is “The Beautiful Game,” but from where did that phrase initially originate?  Credit is usually […]

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 […]

La Liga Week 17 Scores

What a way to celebrate Raúl’s 500th appearance in Spanish first division.  In addition to achieving such a milestone, Raúl also scored his 212th career goal in the 16th minute courtesy of a Gonzalo Higuaín pass into the box and the Madrid starlet took advantage of the jewel.  Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Historic Weekend In La Liga

As if their lead was not wide enough, Barcelona could really seem uncatchable with only two weeks left in the first half of the season.   It’s not going to be easy for the blaugrana as they will face current cellar dwellers in Osasuna.   Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Copa Del Rey Fixture

This round of the Copa del Rey has some intriguing storyline.  The biggest game of the stage is undoubtedly Barcelona and Atlético Madrid.  The biggest player on the field on Tuesday will be Lio Messi.   Players like Samuel Eto’o, Sergio Agüero, Xavi, and Carles Puyol missing from the pitch […]

Sánchez Is The Man In Almería

Former Real Madrid legend Hugo Sánchez is close to signing on as boss man for Almería.  Sánchez was the surprise pick as there were coaches that were other coaches being considered for the job before him.  Hector Cuper, Michel, and Víctor Fernández were the top candidates as of Sunday evening […]

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Criticism of Manuel Pellegrini unfair following defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini’s tactics are once again being called in to question after his side suffered back-to-back defeats to Barcelona and Liverpool. Fans and pundits have dissected the Chilean boss’ formation choices against his past two opponents, with most agreeing the 61-year-old manager got his tactics wrong during […]

Book Review: Soccer In A Football World

By The Scout On January 12, 2007, a new era in American professional soccer was launched with the announcement that David Beckham had signed on to join the Los Angeles Galaxy of Major League Soccer. That the deal could be worth as much as $250 million US over 5 years […]

African Cup Of Nations Round Up: Days 5-9

Now that’s what I call a tournament mascot. I don’t need modern interpretations of peace, harmony and good will like the dreadful trio that South Korea and Japan gave us in 2002. Dreadful mascots and a dreadful tournament. I want giant animals or characters that can play football or playing […]

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Who is Issa Hayatou, world soccer’s acting FIFA President?

Now that Sepp Blatter, the most powerful man in world soccer, has been suspended from all soccer-related activities for the next 90 days, Issa Hayatou will serve as the interim FIFA President until a new one is appointed in February 2016 when the FIFA presidential elections happen. But up until now, […]

FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini and Valcke from soccer-related activities for 90 days

FIFA President Sepp Blatter, UEFA President Michel Platini and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke have all been provisionally suspended for 90 days by FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber, chaired by Hans-Joachim Eckert, after being investigated over corruption allegations. The three are banned from any soccer-related activity in the interim. They deny any wrongdoing. While Valcke has already […]