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Five Things To Note From Serie A This Weekend

The Serie A continues with much of the same; Benitez loses his second game in a row, Krasic cuts through defenders like a hot knife through butter, and Ibrahimovic provides a fantastic goal for us all to enjoy. This slate of Serie A games saw many players play brilliantly, like […]

Is Lionel Messi Unstoppable?

At the moment the answer would most likely be a resounding “Yes” considering Lionel Messi’s torrid scoring run and his great form. However, one would only need to look at Argentina’s matches to see how the talented Messi who is widely regarded as the best player in the world becomes […]

Will Real Madrid Sell Karim Benzema?

The latest reports in the Press have indicated Real Madrid are growing impatient with striker Karim Benzema despite the fact he has yet to complete his first season in Spain. The Spanish giants signed the Frenchman in the summer for €35 million with the fee rising to €41 million based […]

Lucas Leiva Is Not a Flop, At Least Not Yet

At age 22, Zinedine Zidane was playing in the Intertoto Cup with Bordeaux. At that same age, Éric Cantona had just got a move from Auxerre to Marseille. Rivaldo had just moved from Corinthians to cross-town rivals Palmeiras in São Paulo. With the money involved in today’s game and globalized […]

Film Review – Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

Who knew staring at a sweaty, stoic Frenchman for ninety-three minutes could be this rewarding? Filmmakers Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno must have suspected such when they set out to create Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. The film was shot in 2005, released (limited) in 2006, but is now finally […]

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The Only Thing Slowing Real Madrid Down Is The International Break

The only thing preventing Real Madrid from completely running away with La Liga is the fact that Carlo Ancelotti’s side stumbled out of the starting blocks; losing to Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid during the opening weeks of the Spanish campaign. Since their loss in the Madrid derby on September 13th, […]

Latest Premier League TV Schedule For U.S. Residents

Here’s the Premier League TV schedule for U.S. residents through December 30, 2008 on Fox Soccer Channel, Setanta Sports and Setanta Xtra. All times eastern. TV schedules are subject to change. Wednesday, October 29 Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, 4pm, Setanta Xtra (also shown delayed on Setanta Sports at 6pm) Liverpool […]

Alex Morgan to Orlando: Be careful with assumptions about married athletes’ motives

Here’s the reality: Alex Morgan is way more powerful and popular than her husband, Servando Carrasco. Alex Morgan is a World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist with multiple club championships and a recognizable face from endorsements, book deals, and television appearances. Servando Carrasco is a journeyman Major League Soccer […]

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MLS conference finals: Top seeds Dallas, New York hope for turnarounds at home

FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls seek home triumphs Sunday in second-leg semifinal matches for a chance to launch themselves into next week’s Major League Soccer Cup final. The Portland Timbers beat Dallas 3-1 in last Sunday’s Western Conference semifinal opening leg while the Red Bulls fell 2-0 […]