Category Archives: Spain

Is James Rodriguez Really Worth €81 Million?

James Rodriguez is a 23 year old Colombian soccer player, who was recently transferred to Real Madrid after playing for AS Monaco FC. James has been an excellent player for some time now, but gained significantly more fame recently after stellar performance playing for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup. That being said €81 million… Read More »

La Comisión de Seguridad, Respeto y Tolerancia

El 19 de enero, la Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF) constituyó una nueva comisión dentro de la organización: La Comisión de Seguridad, Respeto y Tolerancia. La Comisión tiene el propósito de promover el respeto y la tolerancia en el fútbol y prevenir la violencia, el racismo y la xenofobia. El presidente de la Comisión… Read More »

Youth Soccer

A football club cannot be successful without cultivating new young talent to supplement older veterans. This changeover is essential to continue moving forward. Clubs all over the world pay particular attention to developing their future stars for many reasons. If a club nurtures its younger players with the correct support and coaching the result will… Read More »

Champions on Strike

The headline in El País said it all: “The strike of champions.” As of Friday, August 12, the AFE (Spanish Footballers’ Association) union resolved to strike for at least the first two matchdays of the Spanish professional football season. Their reason is  a crisis in Spanish football related to the credit bust that, thus far,… Read More »

Finale

Two days after the World Cup final, the whole event seems slightly surreal. I’m returning from South Africa today, having survived on my last day here a gauntlet of baboons and a march up a gorgeous mountain, after arriving on the 26th of June just in time to see Ghana beat the U.S. I’ve had… Read More »

Univision, Latino (Dis)Unity, and the World Cup

In this past month of World Cup football, I have seen my facebook stream lit up by “friends” claiming that they are loving to watch coverage in Spanish. In many cases, these friends speak Spanish as a second language; I even have friends who don’t speak Spanish well at all, yet watch the Spanish coverage… Read More »