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Tag Archives: La Liga

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

La Liga Talk Throughout the Summer

Posted on by Andy Pineda

This writer has not fallen off the face of the earth after the season concluded in mid-May.  I am writing this as I leave on a boat from Napoli en route to Palma de Mallorca.  I have been traveling through … Continue reading

Ibrahimovic to AC Milan and Adriano to Roma?

Posted on by Niccolo Conte

While the transfer market hasn’t been too busy with big signings, it’s slowly been spreading that two big strikers will be moving to the Serie A for next season. Ibrahimovic and Adriano could be returning to the league which made … Continue reading

What Next For Inter After Winning The Champions League?

Posted on by Rami Soufi

It is quite early to discuss next season’s Champions League particularly with the World Cup looming ahead but Inter’s historic treble was much more than a great achievement. It proved once again how difficult it is to repeat as a … Continue reading

Mallorca Enters Voluntary Administration

Posted on by Andy Pineda

A dispiriting final matchday left Mallorca forty seconds away from qualifying for the Champions League.  Sevilla manager Antonio Álvarez took a huge gamble late in that match by sending Sevilla youth product Rios Lozano Rodri into the match instead of … Continue reading

What David Villa’s Transfer to FC Barcelona Means For Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Posted on by Andy Pineda

The rumors, for once, came to fruition, as FC Barcelona will pay a transfer fee of €40 million to Valencia for Spanish international striker David Villa.  This tango (or the sardana for a more local, Catalunyan flair) danced by the … Continue reading

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

Posted on by Andy Pineda

On Tuesday, the goalkeepers and defenders were discussed, and Wednesday, the midfielders were discussed.  With all of the creative talent in the midfield, that will bring the pressure on the forwards to convert the multitudes of chances that Xavi, Xabi … Continue reading