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Tag Archives: La Liga

La Liga Jornada 8 Review: Villarreal Announces Their Intentions For La Liga’s Crown

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The first year of the post-Manuel Pellegrini era commenced with a startling thud, as through seven rounds last season, Villarreal propped every other Primera División team up at the bottom of the table.  This smooth, plucky team from the Valencian … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 8: Oct. 23 – Oct. 25

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Amidst the whirlwind of José Mourinho at Real Madrid, the somewhat human play of Barcelona, and the managerial change in Sevilla, Villarreal’s impressive start to their La Liga campaign has gone mostly unnoticed.  Villarreal had a chance to top the … Continue reading

La Liga European Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Matchday 3: Oct. 19 – Oct. 21

Posted on by Andy Pineda

UEFA Champions League If judging by current form at this very minute, Real Madrid might be playing the best football in Europe.  After their opening few matches where they could not kick the ball into the Mediterranean Sea, their ten … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 7 Review: Did Barcelona Expose Valencia’s Faint Ambitions of Winning La Liga?

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Through the first six rounds in La Liga, Valencia CF led the way at the top of the ladder with sixteen points, one point ahead of Villarreal, two points ahead of Real Madrid, and three points ahead of FC Barcelona. … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 7: Oct. 16 – Oct. 18

Posted on by Andy Pineda

This weekend, the Camp Nou hosts the first match between legitimate title contenders as FC Barcelona invites league leaders Valencia into the Catalan crucible on Saturday evening.  Some might argue that the Atlético Madrid – Barcelona match in Jornada 3 … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 6 Review: Sevilla Shines Against Atlético Madrid in Gregorio Manzano’s Debut

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Gregorio Manzano took the reins of Sevilla FC one week ago from the sacked Antonio Álvarez, and he did not inherit a club that inspired any confidence from los nervionenses that filled the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán on Sunday afternoon. … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 6: Oct. 2 – Oct. 3

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán houses the match of the weekend, although the LFP did not grant the match with a glamorous time, as Sevilla hosts Atlético Madrid in a match where both teams will likely fight for a Champions League … Continue reading

La Liga European Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Matchday 2: Sept. 28 – Sept. 30

Posted on by Andy Pineda

UEFA Champions League Real Madrid’s offensive woes will not be aided when they travel to the Stade de l’Abbé Deschamps on Tuesday and face an Auxerre squad who gave up the fewest goals in Ligue 1 last season with a … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 5 Review: Deportivo La Coruña Sinks Into the Relegation Zone

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Flashback ten years ago to the year 2000.  La Liga rose to the top spot of the UEFA coefficient rankings for the first time since 1966.  The final of the UEFA Champions League featured two Spanish teams with Real Madrid … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 3 Review: Real Madrid Grinds Out A Victory Over the Better Real Sociedad Side

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Early in the second half, before Angel di María opened the scoring with a sublime curler to the right far post to give Real Madrid the 0-1 lead, “El Especial,” José Mourinho, lambasted referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz for showing a … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 4: Sept. 21 – Sept. 23

Posted on by Andy Pineda

La Liga provides its supporters and spectators with its first midweek round of the season, and through three rounds of this long campaign, the table has already sorted itself out in terms of the apparent three tiers in La Primera … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 3: Sept. 18 – Sept. 20

Posted on by Andy Pineda

For the first time this season, the Spanish teams participating in European competitions will have to adjust to the quick turnaround from the midweek European fixtures to the weekend matches in La Liga.  While Getafe has only been in a … Continue reading

La Liga Jornada 2 Review: Hércules Proves Its Strength Against Barcelona

Posted on by Andy Pineda

Before this current season, Hércules CF had tasted top flight football only twice in the past twenty-five years: the 1985-86 season, when their neighbors to north, Valencia, also suffered relegation for the first time in its illustrious history; and the 1996-97 … Continue reading

La Liga Preview and U.S. T.V. Listings for Jornada 2: Sept. 11 – Sept. 16

Posted on by Andy Pineda

La Liga clubs spent a week on vacation after the opening round of fixtures because of the international FIFA date, although for Real Madrid and Barcelona, many of their players were on international duty.  In particular, ten players from Barcelona … Continue reading

La Liga Fixtures for the 2010-11 Season

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The Real Federación Española de Fútbol (the Spanish FA) released the full schedule for the 2010-11 La Liga season, and Jornada 1 will be held on the last weekend of August.  Both Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will commence their … Continue reading

Is It Now Safe to Say That England's Premier League is the Third Best Domestic League in the World?

Posted on by Jesse Chula

As I sat watching the opening minutes of Wednesday’s World Cup semi final between Spain and Germany, easily two of the top five teams in the world battling on the biggest stage in world football, I quickly noticed a trend … Continue reading

ESPN Refuses to Rule Out Possibility Of Dedicated Soccer TV Network

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Perfection is almost impossible to attain, but given ESPN’s performance during the 2010 World Cup, they’ve come as close as any TV network can get. Commentators, production value, some of the best analysts and beautiful HD broadcasts, it’s hard to imagine … Continue reading