Category Archives: Premier League

Aston Villa’s Imminent Relegation: What Comes Next?

Aston Villa’s match yesterday against Watford pretty much sums up the season they have had this year. With Aston Villa leading the match 2-1, they were subject to the harshness of the referee when one of their defenders, Cissokho, was sent off for supposedly denying a clear goal-scoring opportunity, even though replays showed that he… Read More »

The Beauty of the Underdog

I can’t say that I have been a soccer fan for long. Growing up in Texas, most of my childhood was focused on football, basketball, and baseball. As a result, those were my favorite sports, both to watch and play. Throughout my childhood, I realized that there are teams that seemed like everyone disliked. These… Read More »

Les Tirages au Sort de La Ligue des Champions et Les Deux Finales possibles : Une Confrontation entre Les Employeurs Actuels et Futurs pour Pep Guardiola ou Madrid Derby II?

Après une série de quart de finale palpitante,  la Ligue des Champions entre sa pénultième phase avant le final au stade San Siro, Milan. Un regard en arrière sur les quarts de finale, les deux puissances de Madrid, l’Atletico Madrid et le Real Madrid ont remporté leurs places en la demi-finale en surmontant des déficits… Read More »

[Europa League] The amazing comeback of Liverpool

Gooooooooaaaalllllllll!!! Liverpool scored at the 90 +1 minute as Milner crossed the ball from the right wing to the far post headed in by Dejan Lovren. This goal has led Liverpool to the semi-final of the Europa League. The king of comeback has done it again! Both Liverpool and Dortmund has scored 1 goal in the first quarterfinal… 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 »

La Racha Improbable de Leicester City

El verano pasado, Leicester City había ninguna garantía de permanecer en la Premier League. El presidente le dijo al gerente Claudio Ranieri, “Claudio, this is a very important year for the club. It is very important for us to stay in the Premier League. We have to stay safe.” Leicester City necesitaba 40 puntos para sobrevivir,… Read More »

Say It Ain’t So

Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, Tyson Gay, Barry Bonds, Marion Jones, Diego Maradona, and the list goes on and on. If you don’t know what all of these people have in common, you should probably get out from whatever rock you have been living under. However, in all seriousness, you don’t want to be associated with… Read More »

AFC Bournemouth’s Miraculous Rise Through the English Football Pyramid

While much attention has been given to Leicester City’s rise to the top of the Premier League table this season, there is another team that has seen an almost miraculous rise through English football. Just eight years ago, AFC Bournemouth had entered into bankruptcy and faced being removed from League Two, the lowest fully professional… Read More »