As Florentino Perez continues to degrade an already absurd transfer market into new realms of travesty, changes of a more sensible nature are afoot in Catalunya. The air is still calm outside the Nou Camp as the stardust still settles after the gloss that was last season. Yet across town […]
Barca Put On Scoring Clinic Barcelona 5-2 Lyon BAR: Henry’ (24’, 26’), Messi (39´), Eto´o (42´), Keita (90´+5′) OL: Makoun (43′), Juninho (48′) BAR adv. on 6-3 agg. Defending Champs Make Inter Look Not-So Special Manchester United 2-0 Inter MAN: Vidic (3´), Ronaldo (49´) MAN adv. on 2-0 agg. […]
Carles Puyol’s wiff and Sergio Agüero’s shot past Victor Valdes officially gave meaning to La Liga. If you were to say to anyone with half a brain that Real Madrid would be four points from the top at the beginning of March, they would be wondering if you were in […]
Week 22 saw Barca and Real Madrid slip away even more from the other 18 teams with contrasting styles of play. Barcelona played with total style and Madrid played a bit more aggressively and had the game mucked up in the middle. Samuel Eto’o scored his 21st goal of the […]
The ugly shadow of racism and xenophobia are creeping in quickly as the international friendly between Spain and England looms larger. The Commission Against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia, and Hate in Sport has classified this match to be held in Sevilla as a “high risk” match. Memories of the 2004 friendly […]
The final hours in the European transfer market usually make for big splashes and as well as some that leave people scratching their heads. This time around the market left everyone with a sense of dissatisfaction as very little went on. The 2009 winter market will be remembered as one […]
Mauricio Pochettino showed off his vast knowledge of the game by suggesting names from South America as potential reinforcements for the team as they try to battle against relegation. According to Friday’s digital edition of Sport, Los Pericos agreed to terms with embattled River Plate midfielder Oscar Ahumada. The […]
Hope and Change For Espanyol? “They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America – they will be met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we […]
The infamous ultra-right blaugrana following, the Boixos Nois, said they would be in full force at the upcoming Copa del Rey quarterfinal matchup between Barcelona and Espanyol at the Olimpic Monjuic in what will be officially the teams’ final meeting at this stadium. On Monday they confirmed that despite security […]
As we mentioned earlier on Monday, all things looked like Mané would get his walking papers- and he did. The Basque coach was only able to win one game during his 49-day tenure. The lone win came at the hands of Polideportivo Ejido in the Copa del Rey.
The Espanyol season seems to be going down the tubes with every passing week. The Málaga loss debacle could have placed the writing on the wall, more importantly it could have cost the team’s second coach this season his job. There are certain matches that break a team and this […]
The Copa del Rey got its draw for the quarterfinals and there are some intriguing matchups. Four of the last Copa del Rey winners are still in the race as well as the winningest club in this tournament. Barcelona-Espanyol The big matchup right now is is the Catalan derby being […]
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.
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 […]
Sometimes in adverse moments is when you learn your greatest lessons. Carlos Kameni became one of the most popular players on the Espanyol squad for the past few years. He has been there during the highest highs and -right now- the lowest lows. The drop-off in Kameni’s level of play […]
Week 17 was one of returns,debuts, goals, and quite a dose of controversy.
It’s that time of the year when many of us may start thinking about soccer book ideas either to give or receive. Now is your opportunity to share with us in the comments section below your soccer book recommendations. Or, if you don’t have any in mind, feel free to […]
On behalf of all of the bloggers on Major League Soccer Talk, I’d like to wish you Happy Holidays during this special time of the year. During 2009, Major League Soccer Talk has continued to grow in popularity thanks to bloggers such as Kartik Krishnaiyer, Chris Riordan, Eric Altshule, Peter […]
Liverpool's season-ending meltdown was completed at the Britannia Stadium where Stoke won 6-1 to inflict the Reds' heaviest defeat for 52 years while notching their biggest home victory over the Merseysiders in over a century. Brendan Rodgers insisted on Friday he was 150 per cent sure he would be manager […]
Rarely have I seen a player make such an impressive debut for a club than the one I saw Wednesday night when Javier Hernandez came on as a second half substitute for Manchester United against the MLS All Star team. I’ve seen him play for Mexico before, but all of […]
Atletico Madrid are considering reporting Paris Saint-Germain to FIFA for contacting manager Diego Simeone regarding a possible switch to the French club. Simeone has been in charge of Atletico for just over three years, and during that time he has engineered one of the most amazing renaissances in European football. Under his […]
There are stories, and then there are stories we will always remember. Leicester City’s rise from the bottom on the Premier League is becoming the latter. From the start of the 2014-15 season to this point, 13 rounds into the campaign, the Foxes have played as title contenders do. It […]
Mathieu Valbuena said Friday that France international teammate Karim Benzema “indirectly” told him he had to pay a ransom to get back a sex tape of him with his girlfriend. In his first public comments on the scandal that has torn apart the French national team, Valbuena told Le Monde […]
Jose Mourinho has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur are potential title challengers ahead of their clash with Chelsea on Sunday and refuses to rule out moves for Harry Kane and James Vardy. The Portuguese also denied that his Chelsea side have an advantage over Spurs, despite an extra two days’ rest […]
This Sunday at 2pm ET, NBCSN will debut a brand-new Premier League Download episode. This time the subject is Crystal Palace, the south London club who have been in the headlines recently after potential investment from NBA and NHL investors in the United States. To give Crystal Palace full credit, […]
Since Jürgen Klopp arrived to manage Liverpool, a feeling of positivity and progression has reverberated around Anfield. Even during the sequence of draws before his first win, the squad showed encouraging signs of believing in his tactics, specifically the all-important gegenpressing. And while it is taking longer to mirror his […]