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More Injury Heartache For Owen Hargreaves

Owen Hargreaves suffered another injury set back just six minutes in to his Manchester United comeback. The likeable midfielder was making his first start in over two years, but was forced off early on with a hamstring complaint. Speaking after United’s 2-1 over Wolves, assistant manager Mike Phelan admitted the […]

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A New Renaissance in Florence

Those of us who paid attention in high school know the Renaissance began in Italy and spread across the West causing a change in art, music, and thought.  Its affects have greatly shaped the modern world.  The center of the Renaissance began in Florence or as it is known in Italy: Firenze.  Talented […]

My Letter to Wales OnLine

This was the Original Wales Online Story:  Does Opportunity Knock in US for Bluebirds I read with some amusement your piece bemoaning the standard of Major League Soccer and American players who have come to the U.K. I would like to point out to you that not every player in […]

Premier League Saturday, Gameweek 13: Open Thread

After last weekend’s thrilling games featuring Everton-Liverpool, Cardiff-Manchester United and Manchester City-Tottenham, we can only hope that today’s fixtures will be half as good! Today’s matches that will be shown live on US television and Internet are (Eastern Time): Cardiff vs Arsenal, 10am, NBC Sports Network Aston Villa vs Sunderland, […]

From Russia without love

If European footballers were to be asked about the away venue they would least like to play at, Russia would probably top the list. ‘A tough place to go’ is about the size of the cliché, with both clubs and national teams wary of the distance, temperatures and the teams […]

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Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]