Juan Ramón López Muñiz brought Málaga into La Liga in 2008 after a two-year hiatus in the second division. Throughout his playing career, he played on teams constantly scrambling either to stay in La Liga or to be promoted to the first division. He knows the mentality that a team […]
With El Clásico in the rear-view mirror, La Liga continues forward with a mid-week round that will help shape the European and relegation battles. For Real Madrid, a mid-week match should be good for them so that they can move on quickly from a mentally and physically draining edition of […]
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Throughout Barcelona’s two-year run of groundbreaking excellence, Josep Guardiola i Sala role as a tactician tended to be undervalued. He reinstituted the “Total Football” concept that Johan Cruyff, Guardiola’s former manager at FC Barcelona, instilled when he was a player and a manager at the club, and he changed the […]
When Sevilla hosted cellar-dweller Xerez on Tuesday evening, an aura of uneasiness surrounded the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. In the front of the Sevillistas‘ minds was the poor form of their team. An extended run of indolent performances culminated on Saturday evening with a 2-0 debacle against Espanyol, where Sevilla would […]
The Almería – Barcelona match had not concluded when Real Madrid took to the pitch, but a few minutes into their match with Sevilla, they knew that Barça slipped at the Estadio de los Juegos Mediterráneos and dropped two points with a 2-2 draw against Almería. Expectations were that Real […]
Two clubs pulled the plug on their managers after a string of poor results that came to a head in the last round. Ernesto Valverde’s Villarreal suffered a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Osasuna, and Jose Luis Mendilibar’s Real Valladolid could only manage a 1-1 draw at home against […]
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.
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.
According to reports on Efe confirm that the problem was based on the “inability for the Kenyan team to arrive in Jaén on time.” The Andalucian Football Federation (FAF) decided to call off the match in a prudent amount of time so sponsors and fans would.
Major League Soccer has been enjoying something of a rapid growth over the last few years especially after it stretched its borders to include Canadian clubs in 2007. That same year, the introduction of the Designated Player rule helped MLS clubs bring in top stars from foreign soils, and this was highlighted […]
Swansea City manager Michael Laudrup has warned club chairman Huw Jenkins that he could leave the club unless Swansea deliver the players he wants to sign this summer. At the top of the list for Laudrup is a new striker — either Romelu Lukaku, St Etienne’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wigan striker […]
Beginning at Noon ET/11am CT, watch a livestream of the press conference to officially announce Minnesota United as the latest team to be awarded a MLS franchise. Minnesota United, who currently play in NASL, will become MLS team number 23. MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Dr. McGuire, the owner of […]
If you’re searching for a way to experience Saturday’s Premiership match between Arsenal v Chelsea online, join the EPL Talk Chat hosted by bcjohn. We’ll have Gunners, Blues and neutral fans from around the world chatting in real-time about the huge London derby. We’ll also be able to tip you […]
Rarely in the book world does a tome come around that fundamentally alters the way we look at the subject for the better or worse. One such book is The Ugly Game by Heidi Blake and Jonathan Calvert, two members of The Sunday Times Insight Team. In the most important soccer […]
Anyone who has played soccer at any level will be familiar with certain truisms entrenched in the fabric of the game. At the highest levels of the game, though, the basic traits we’re taught as we learn the game — closing down opponents, working as a unit, springing into shape […]
Chelsea take the short trip to North London where they face high-flying Tottenham Hotspur in what is a crucial fixture for both sides (live on Sunday at 7am ET on the USA Network in the USA). With only four points separating Spurs from league leaders Leicester City, Sunday’s fixture represents […]
When star winger Angel Di Maria arrived at Manchester United from Real Madrid in a huge £59.7 million deal, many assumed that the Argentina international would help transform the Red Devils into title contenders following an extremely disappointing 2013-14 campaign. While Di Maria started his first and only season in […]
FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]