Category Archives: Italy

Square+R2, or Look at His Dab.

Adolfo Dybala always wanted his children to become professional football players. Two older brothers could not make their father’s dream come true, so Adolfo decided to invest all possible resources into his youngest son, Paulo. Both of them had to drive 35 miles from their hometown, Laguna Larga, to Cordoba everyday. Laguna Larga was such a small… Read More »

Rivalry

Anthony Chammah Rivalry At any given moment there exists a myriad of rivalries in the world—some are between sports teams while others surround politics. The Derby della Madonnia is one of the most iconic sports rivalries in Europe, which features A.C. Milan against F.C. Internazional (Inter) Milano. Its name stems from the main tourist attractions… Read More »

What If? An Exploration of Kobe Bryant’s Soccer Roots

    Despite a lackluster 17-65 farewell season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant capped off a stunning NBA career with authority on Wednesday April 14th. In front of a sold-out Staple Center crowd against the Utah Jazz, the Black Mamba ended the 1,346th and final game of his 20 year career (1) with 60 points… Read More »

Pog-Boom

  “€100 million for Pogba”,”The most expensive transfer in the history of football is just around the corner”, “Zidane needs Pogba in Real Madrid”… There have been a lot of rumors about Pogba’s future, as he is certainly the most discussed figure on the transfer market. I hope and pray that he decides to stay… Read More »

Di Francesco vs. Montella. Who will be Milan’s coach next season?

It is still unknown whether AC Milan will have a new coach next year. For the last couple of weeks, Italian journalists argued that Sinisa Mihajlovic’s fate in Milanello is sealed. If this is indeed true, there are two coaches that could help Milan regain its former greatness. Eusebio Di Francesco Di Francesco has necessary qualities to successfully… Read More »

The Thousand Faces of Silvio Berlusconi

by Derek Wei He’s probably the most controversial figure you have and will ever know from Italy. No matter what‘s your personal or profession interest, and no matter what kinds of news that you follow, I am sure that his name has come to you somehow at some point: he is a successful entrepreneur and… Read More »

Soccer Robots: Imperfect Men

Perhaps a byproduct of playing FIFA , highlight reels, constant social media clips and the focus on amazing goals and plays in soccer, many have come to expect constant greatness, perfection out of soccer. We see Messi touch the ball, Ronaldo take a free kick and our stomachs tighten, waiting for the inevitable goal. Something… Read More »

The Decline of Serie A?

As of February 25th, 2015, Juventus is 9 points on top of the Serie A table. Unless they crash out unexpectedly, they are on course to win a consecutive 4th title. It has been a recurring theme that Juventus wins the league by a staggering amount – in the last season, they won the league… Read More »