Opinion

Five USMNT Players That Could've Played For Mexico At The Olympics

The dispute over dual nationality players escalated to a new magnitude before the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Championship as five players chose the USMNT over Mexico, although the Mexican federation was able to get Efraín Álvarez to play with Tata Martino's senior side.

Re-Examining The West Ham Relegation Controversy Of 2006-07

On the surface, the rivalry between Sheffield United and West Ham United seems to be one of the most obvious derbies in English football; Sheffield is nicknamed the Blades because of the city's connection to the steel industry, while West Ham is known as the Hammers for its roots in the local ironworks of London. 

But the rivalry between these two clubs extends beyond the metalworks and is centered around another important resource: money.

Even If You Hate Arsenal, We’re All Rooting For Gunners To Beat The Shit Out Of Slavia Prague

The hero of the Europa League has yet to reveal themselves. The villain, on the other hand, is well-known and must be defeated.

Slavia Prague needs an ass-kicking. The racist Slavia Prague issues are eye-opening and infuriating.

The Czech side defeated Rangers in the Round of 16 and is under investigation after one of the club’s players allegedly racially abused Glen Kamara.

Slavia defender Ondrej Kudela could be seen covering his mouth and saying something to Kamara. A scuffle ensued afterwards and Rangers players have said Kudela used racist language.

El Viejo Continente Le Abre El Telón Al Fútbol De Cara Al Mundial De Catar 2022

Cuando hablamos de Europa, no solo hablamos del éxito de la UE (Unión Europea), de salchichas, de cervezas, de chocolates suizos, de quesos neerlandeses, de baguettes francesas, de “Waffles” belgas, de pizzas italianas, o del té inglés.

Dejemos el Derecho Internacional Económico y de la Integración a los juristas, y los manjares y platos típicos a los gastrónomos.  Hablemos de fútbol, de las mejores ligas, torneos, y de campeonatos mundiales. Solo 8 selecciones han ganado campeonatos mundiales; 5 de estas son europeas, y 3 sudamericanas.

The18 Decides Which Premier League Teams Deserve To Be Relegated

Watching March Madness over the weekend has made me realize that the world of sports is incredibly cruel. Talent is often not enough to defeat an opponent, and sometimes outplaying the other team isn't even good enough to earn a victory. 

In the Premier League, the teams on the receiving end of this bad luck are usually found in the lower reaches of the league table. Generally speaking, the relegation zone contains three of the worst teams in the league, but that doesn't necessarily mean that they are the three clubs that deserve to be relegated. 

Champions League Predictions: Is An All-English Final Inevitable?

There are three Premier League teams still competing in the Champions League at the quarterfinal stage: Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool. Looking at the matchups, at least two of those three clubs are clear favorites to advance to the semifinals. Liverpool has the most difficult tie against the historical kings of the competition, Real Madrid.

Sebastián Córdova’s By Far The Best Player At The Concacaf Olympic Qualifiers

When listening to people discuss the merits of the U.S. U-23 side on a player-by-player basis, it’s interesting to take note of this particular ilk of big-brained soccer ‘splainer as nothing more than a snake oil salesman well-versed in misleading radar plots.

What I can tell you for sure is that they don’t know the strengths and weaknesses of 19-year-old João "Johnny" Lucas de Souza Cardoso, they don’t spend much time watching Internacional in the Brasileiro and their sage words of advice for Jason Kreis are worth even less than their 8K Twitter followers.

Pelé Documentary Kicks Up Questions On Race, Violence And Democracy In Brazil

A recent Netflix documentary about the legendary Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, tells a compelling story of the athlete’s rise to fame from 1950 to 1974. The 99-minute documentary, which includes interviews with the 80-year-old Pelé, shows Pelé’s spectacular life against the backdrop of Brazil’s politics. But the film fails to address deeper questions of race and class.

Real Madrid’s Biggest Rejects: The Ones Who Got Away

Real Madrid is a team that millions of players around the world want to be on. It's probably the most desired team to play for amongst youngsters. As the club with the most Champions League titles ever, they've always had very good players in the side, but talent isn't always given a long-term opportunity to perform at the Santiago Bernabeu.

El Tata Martino Sugiere A Los Árbitros De La Liga MX No Cortar Tanto Los Partidos

Dos años son los que lleva Gerardo "Tata" Martino al frente de la Selección Mexicana. En ese período, el argentino ha visto más de cerca la Liga MX y si pudiera recomendarle algo al fútbol local sería que los árbitros hicieran los partidos más fluidos, ya que eso ayudaría un poco al espectáculo y al nivel de los jugadores.

Desde que es entrenador del Tri es recurrente ver a Martino en los estadios de la Liga MX y en la experiencia ha notado que los partidos se cortan mucho por el trabajo de los silbantes. Por eso mismo cree que una mayor fluidez sería buena para la liga.

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