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Bayern Munich’s Thiago Alcantara setting emotion aside ahead of Barcelona return

Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara began his professional playing career with Barcelona in May 2009. Over the next four seasons, the Spain international made 68 appearances for La Blaugrana before deciding to join manager Pep Guardiola in Germany and signing a four-year deal with the Bavarians. After spending the 2013-14 season […]

Young Makes Case for England Call-Up

Watching yesterday’s edition of the Second City Derby, won in style 5-1 by Aston Villa, one had to have been impressed with the victors. They scored from open play and set pieces. They ran Birmingham ragged from start to finish. Ever since manager Martin O’Neill altered his team’s formation to […]

Crew Blow It

Blanco Has the Fire in Prime Playoff Position Columbus had control of its own destiny with a 2-1 lead over Kansas City entering stoppage time in the race for the final MLS playoff spot. Entering a day a point behind Chicago, the Crew needed a win to bolster its playoff […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]