LaLiga joins the growing list of rebrands gone horribly wrong

The old LaLiga logo wasn't perfect. It was guilty of what I consider a cardinal sin: containing that damn generic soccer ball that's way too heavy-handed in getting its point across. 

But LaLiga had established a powerful brand identity with its iconic color wheel over the past 30 years, and when news broke of an all-new LaLiga logo for the 2023-24 season, the initial thought was concerning how the league would reimagine and update the famous design while retaining some sense of history. 

3 guys figure out how to watch Barcelona for free

It's not every day you get a chance to see Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Busquets, Gavi and LaLiga champions-elect Barcelona in the flesh, so spectators used any accessible vantage point at the Alfonso Pérez stadium on Sunday to get a glimpse of the traveling Blaugrana

Following a 0-0 draw (Barça's second in a row), it's probably fair to say the main story actually concerns those who missed the trip through injury (Ousmane Dembélé and Pedri), but three ingenious young men avoided paying a dime for the nil-nil affair by scaling a large tree.

LaLiga Summer Tour 2023 will bring action to México and the U.S.

I woke up today to a balmy 74ºF in Boston and suddenly felt the first trumpets of the summer. And later, the Premier League and LaLiga announced they would be around this side of the Atlantic during the sunshine season and decided to wear shorts and flip-flops to fit the mood.

La cartelera del fútbol mexicano para este fin de semana

¡Ah! Bendito fin de semana. Hora de ver a la gente que amas, respirar al aire libre, pero también de hundirse en el sofá para ver tus partidos de fútbol favorito.

Sí, sabemos que sería ideal verlos todos, pero es físicamente imposible. Lo bueno es que aquí tenemos la cartelera de la Liga MX y los mexicanos en el extranjeros para que programes tu vida de manera acorde.

Cartelera del fútbol mexicano

Liga MX

Viernes 7 de abril

Even better than beating Barça? Real Madrid players go crazy after getting the day off

Vibes in the Real Madrid camp are through the roof, and after booking their ticket to yet another final in the Carlo Ancelotti era, the Italian chief of Valdebebas gave the world champions a day off following their goalscoring retaliation in Catalonia.

The players' reaction? Reminiscent of a “school has been canceled due to weather” voicemail.

Julián Araujo hace migas con estrellas del Barcelona presumiendo lujosa chamarra Burberry

Julián Araujo poco a poco se hace un lugar en el mundo Barça. Prueba de ello es la imagen del futbolista mexicano en las bancas del Camp Nou previo al Clásico ante Real Madrid por la Copa del Rey, en donde compartió con varias estrellas del equipo culé que no estuvieron presentes en el partido, entre ellas Pedri, Frankie de Jong y Ousmane Dembélé.

Aman sus goles: Los clubes que se pelean a Santi Giménez

La campaña debut de Santiago Giménez en el fútbol europeo ha sido de ensueño. Pese a que no comenzó de titular y al golpe anímico que significó no ir al Mundial de Catar 2022, Bebote poco a poco ha ido conquistando los corazones de los aficionados del Feyenoord, a la vez que empieza a despertar el interés de otros equipos del Viejo Continente.

El delantero mexicano lleva 16 goles (9 en la Eredivisie) y se acerca a la marca de 20 que tienen Luis García y Javier Hernández, los mexicanos más efectivos en su primera temporada en el Viejo Continente.

Benzema nets sublime 7-minute hat trick in Real Madrid's 6-0 win

MADRID - Karim Benzema scored three goals in seven first-half minutes as Real Madrid thrashed Real Valladolid 6-0 on Sunday to cut Barcelona's lead in LaLiga to 12 points.

The hat trick moved Benzema up to 14 league goals this season and second on the list of top scorers — three behind Barça's Robert Lewandowski.

Rodrygo's opener from a smooth counter-attack after 22 minutes opened the flood gates as Benzema took charge at the Santiago Bernabéu, netting a first half hat-trick for Real Madrid for the first time in his career.

Are the stars aligning for a Messi return to Barcelona?

Before the 2022 World Cup, the idea of Lionel Messi extending his contract with French multi-champion PSG seemed a safe bet. Back from Qatar, however, that certainty has started to crumble and the leading narrative around the player's future is pointing to a sensational return to Barcelona. 

Is Messi returning to Barcelona?

Of course, there are a lot of rumors going around, but the blaugranas fans are feeling optimistic after the club's vice-president Rafa Yuste and coach Xavi spoke on Friday about how much they wish for Messi's return to the team. 

Mesut Özil announces his retirement at 34 years old

Germany's World Cup-winning midfielder Mesut Özil announced his retirement from football at the age of 34 on Wednesday.

The former Real Madrid and Arsenal player was a key member of Germany's World Cup-winning side in Brazil in 2014.

He retired from the squad in 2018 amid a political debate in Germany about an influx of migrants and after backlash over a photograph taken with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, saying he faced "racism and disrespect" over his Turkish ancestry.