Tag Archives: Europe

UEFA Nations League – The Model for Future Friendlies?

Many of the club team competitions played throughout the year garner more attention than today’s international friendlies. As a matter of fact, there is heated debate regarding how players should balance their time between both sets of matches. For some club managers, international friendlies seem like an unnecessary and dangerous distraction, putting their players at… 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 »

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United’s Young New Hero

After being knocked out of the Champions’ League Group Stage, Manchester United was 2-1 down after the first leg against FC Midtjylland and in danger of humiliatingly getting knocked out of the first round of the knockout stage of the Europa League. Going into the second leg at home on February 25, 2016, United immediately… 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 »

Will the U.S. Ever Truly Master the ‘Art’ of Soccer?

In Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Eduardo Galeano proclaims the United States to be “the home of baseball” and sarcastically describes efforts by the American media to herald soccer as “the sport of the future” during the 1994 World Cup. Americans, however, do not necessarily appreciate soccer to a lesser extent than others. As of… Read More »

Problems in Liverpool: Walking Out on the Club that “Never Walks Alone”

For the first time in the 124-year history of the club, Liverpool fans staged a walkout during one of their Premier League matches—and it was not for lack of quality on the pitch that was at issue with the home faithful. Liverpool was leading 2-0 at Anfield Saturday against Sunderland in an English Premier League… Read More »