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Juventus emerging as title contenders

Juventus suffered last season following one of the worst campaigns in their glorious history. There were multiple reasons behind their collapse such as instability due to coaching changes, a number of injuries to key players, the management’s bad decisions in the transfer market and the age factor catching up with […]

Serie A Preview – The Resurrection of Juventus

Mention the 2009-2010 season to Juventus’ 170 million fans and they will shake their head in disgust.  Italy’s most successful and beloved soccer team was a shell of itself, missing out on a European tournament spot due to poor play and aging players.  It is not a coincidence that the […]

ONE YEAR TO GO: Will World Champs or World Chumps be flying to South Africa?

To fans of Calcio it’s still as vivid as ever: The vision of Fabio Cannavaro lifting the World Cup aloft remains the proudest of Italian memories in a difficult recent history. But with one year to go before the 19th World Cup Final, Cannavaro and his Azzurri have a lot […]

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MLS ’11 Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Team Name Vancouver Whitecaps FC Stadium and Location Empire Field Coach (with record as MLS coach) Teitur Thordarson (ICE) 2010 LEAGUE RESULTS: 2nd in NASL conference 5th overall. 2010 REVIEW: A strong finish in the conference saw them finish behind the eventual league winners the Carolina Railhawks. Their playoff campaign […]

Diego Simeone Should Ignore Temptation And Remain With Atletico Madrid

Make no mistake about it, Diego ‘Cholo’ Simeone is the hottest property in management. What the Argentine has engineered at Atletico Madrid over the past three years is staggering and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Europe’s bigger clubs. Last summer, Manchester United inquired about Simeone’s availability before ultimately deciding to hire Dutch national […]

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Pellegrini: Juventus a gauge of Manchester City’s Champions League potential

Manchester City must put their “difficult situation” behind them and use Wednesday’s clash against Juventus as a test of their Champions League-winning potential, according to their coach Manuel Pellegrini. City, who have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition, face the Italian champions looking for revenge following their […]