For better or for worse, what a difference the comfort of home makes. Chile managed to outlast a crowded field to bag their first Copa America trophy, which doubled as their first major title at a FIFA sanctioned tournament. It quickly became apparent that this team was bigger than its European stars Alexis Sanchez and
Hold on tight casual fans of the beautiful game. The long-serving figures standing between the posts for many elite teams are set to swap jerseys in the coming months. The summer transfer window of 2015 may go down in the annals of football lore as the most seismic shift in the history of goalkeeper transfers.
Of all of FIFA’s major tournaments, Copa America may be the most underrated. Every four years CONMEBOL’s premier competition flies under the radar, with viewing confined to clandestine computer streams and practically unsearchable destinations in the deepest reaches of the cable galaxy. What most of the world is missing is a beautiful display of grit, unparalleled style
As Europe’s premier competition comes to a close, we look back at this year’s standouts an assemble our very own Team of the Tournament. GK: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus) It’s hard to punish Manuel Neuer for the avalanche he endured as the stars aligned when Pep’s atrocious tactics met the best offensive team of the modern
At 12am on July 1st, the British transfer window will open officially. By then many moves will be all but complete, only necessitating fresh ink on weeks old paper. The summer transfer window always incites a magnificent flurry of player movement, with news about the beautiful game being consumed at pornographic levels on the world wide
Jose Mourinho has never left much to the imagination. The Portugese manager answers every question with a candid response, and only refuses to comment when he says his answer will get him in hot water. The most outspoken manager in the game has, to the surprise of few, crossed another line before any of his contemporaries.
For the second straight year, the best football in England was being played in SW6. Since the Special One’s return, there has been little doubt who the resident favorites are to grab the premier league title. Last year the blues dropped points at crucial times to vastly inferior opponents, allowing the title to slip (pun
Monaco nailed down the last Champions League spot in Ligue 1 by getting past Lorient 1-0.. Their clutch win helped the club edge out St. Etienne and Marseille. Monaco scored its first goal 20 minutes in and that was enough is a game dominated by the visiting squad. Even a missed penalty in the second-half mattered little as