Category Archives: Barcelona

Club vs. Country

This summer the Brazilian national team will compete in two major tournaments: the 2016 Rio Olympics in August and the Copa America Centenario in June. Brazil’s star forward Neymar, however, may only compete in one.  Neymar’s club team, Barcelona, has publically stated that they will only release Neymar for one of the two tournaments this… Read More »

‘Mes Que Un Club:’ Is FC Barcelona the Greatest Team on the Planet?

October 3, 2015. That’s the last time it happened. The last time the Catalans felt the sting of defeat, the pain of loss, the misery of falling short after 90 minutes. In a match at Sevilla, FC Barcelona dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker on the road in La Liga play with the world’s best player, Lionel… Read More »

¿Por qué tanta polémica con la final de la Copa del Rey?

Como hace tres años, el FC Barcelona enfrentará al Athletic Club de Bilbao en la final de la Copa del Rey este sábado 30 de mayo. Ambos equipos son los que más finales de esta competición han jugado (ambos con 36) y los que tienen la mayor cantidad de títulos (26 para el Barça; 23… Read More »

Riquelme: The Artist Lays Down the Brush, One Month Later

When Boca Juniors manager Héctor Veira decided to give 18-year old Juan Román Riquelme his senior-level debut on November 10, 1996, he knew exactly what he was doing. What he saw was a young, strong, resilient central attacking midfielder with an incisive passing game and goal-scoring eye to match. He would eventually metamorphose into an… Read More »