Tag Archives: Real Madrid

The Upcoming Transfer Market: Rumors and Speculation

There are some big players in world soccer who will likely change teams this upcoming summer. This list likely includes: Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard, and Adrien Rabiot. These players are all coming from different situations and this creates some interesting dynamics for their current teams and potential future teams. Paul Pogba: Pogba will likely leave… 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 »

¿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 »

A Gypsy on the selección; Cruyff for Cataluña; Ronaldo and the Cost of Losing

This article from goal.com tells the news of a sensational Spanish player, Jesús Navas, who has been lighting up the Primera División for a few years now with Sevilla. Before this call-up, Navas had been unable to play for the national team largely due to an anxiety problem in which severe homesickness and fear of… Read More »

Johan Cruyff, tiki-taka, & total football

When Spain won Euro 2008, “tiki’taka” became a popular buzz word in the Spanish sports press. They were referring to the selección‘s style of quick, short, incisive passes–a possession game based on high-pressure in the midfield and near the opposing area, a defense playing far forward, a style based on control and calculated effort. In… Read More »