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Archives: xavi

Xavi Hernandez Says No to MLS And Decides to Remain At Barcelona, Says Report

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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Despite recent reports, Barcelona midfielder Xavi Hernandez has told new manager Luis Enrique that he is staying with the club and will resume training with the first team on Thursday. The 34-year-old Spanish international had been the subject of transfer … Continue reading

Xavi Close to Finalizing 3-Year Deal to Join New York City FC

Posted on by Alex Muller
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Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi is close to finalizing a three-year deal with MLS team New York City FC, which would see the 2010 World Cup winner team up with fellow Spaniard David Villa. Barcelona and MLS are trying to … Continue reading

Could Xavi Be The Next Star to Join MLS After Michael Bradley and Jermain Defoe Signings?

Posted on by Kartik Krishnaiyer
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Xavi is considering a move to Major League Soccer after the end of this season, according to several press reports in Europe. The Barcelona midfield star hasn’t addressed the possibility of moving to MLS, but he has said that “Being … Continue reading

Will Barcelona or Real Madrid win El Clasico?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

All eyes will be on the clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid with the magnificent Camp Nou playing host to this top of the table meeting of the eternal rivals. Without disregarding or belittling the history behind this intense rivalry … Continue reading

Spain Effective If Unspectacular As They Win Group H in FIFA World Cup 2010

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With an unfathomable yet realistic possibility of an unceremonious exit from FIFA World Cup 2010, the Spanish national football team tussled with a Chilean side that has been one of the most impressive teams in this tournament thus far.  Marcelo … Continue reading

Vicente del Bosque Announces Spain’s Provisional 30-Man Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010 Part Two

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Yesterday, the goalkeeping and the defense were discussed, and while the three goalkeepers contending for the final goalkeeping spot will state their cases to Vicente del Bosque on and off the pitch, they will have little to no chance of … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 33 Review: Tenerife Rises to Within One Point of Relegation Salvation

Posted on by Andy Pineda

“NINO, NINO, NINO!” chanted Los Chicharreros in the Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López.  When shouted aloud, the chant sounded like an onrushing ambulance through a traffic-jammed street, and for Getafe, who fell victim to the brilliance of Nino, they needed the … Continue reading

La Liga in the Champions League: Sevilla Stumbles While Barcelona Bedazzles

Posted on by Andy Pineda

With the advantage of the away goal, Sevilla looked in prime position to advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.  Unfortunately, Manolo Jiménez’s team played as though they were already in the next round.  A 0-0 score line … Continue reading

La Liga Review: Has Barcelona Been Figured Out?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A ridiculous question with what should be a simple answer.  First, a cursory investigation.  Is Barcelona on top of the standings in La Liga?  Yes.  Has Barcelona obtained sixty-one points from twenty-four matches, one more point than it had at … Continue reading

UEFA Euro 2012 Draw: A Spanish Perspective

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, Poland held the draw for UEFA Euro 2012 on Sunday afternoon, and while there is no clear consensus about a “group of death” among the nine groups, Spain’s … Continue reading

Villarreal Spoils Barcelona’s Party at the Camp Nou

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A festive atmosphere enveloped the Camp Nou on Saturday evening as the boys of the Blaugrana celebrated their unprecedented six-trophy year with their Barça faithful.  Villarreal was a mere afterthought as the Barcelona players deservedly received their plaudits for a … Continue reading

Are Barca & Real The World’s Two Best Clubs?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

This could lead to a heated debate as the implications transcend beyond choosing the best club to include the competitive nature of some of Europe’s top leagues (namely the English Premier League, the Spanish la Liga and Italian Serie A). … Continue reading

Barcelona v Manchester United: Catanaccio be Damned!

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

After a strangely defensive match at the Nou Camp in which they seemed to adopt a catenaccio mindset, United will look to get back to their usual attacking approach. At the Nou Camp, United appeared content to hope for something … Continue reading

Barcelona v Manchester United Preview: Champagne Wishes

Posted on by Lonnie Smetana

Unlike the comedy of errors that Chelsea and Liverpool managed to produce in their first leg match, I have sky-high expectations for the Barcelona – Manchester United match. Barca will look to salvage something from what has been a bit … Continue reading