Atletico Hosts Rampant Barcelona in La Liga Action

Meetings between La Liga’s “big three” are always captivating affairs. Set against the backdrop of the current Catalan drive for independence, Saturdays clash between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid is particularly a loaded affair. Stepping away from politics, and looking at the game from a purely soccer POV, we are talking about a clash between two…

USMNT Faces Panama in World Cup Qualifier

U.S. coach Bruce Arena has emphasized the need to maximize the home field advantage as the United States Men’s National Team heads into a do-or-die World Cup qualifier against Panama in Orlando on Friday. The Yanks found themselves in the awkward position of playing to a mostly pro-Costa Rican crowd in last month’s 2-0 loss…

Liverpool vs Leicester City

As Title Hopes Fade, Liverpool Face Tough Leicester Trip

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was left feeling “really sick” after his side’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. It may then come as cold comfort to the German that his team are set for another run-in with the Foxes, this Saturday in the Premier League. On the back of last…

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Manchester City Host Liverpool as Premier League Returns

Premier League football returns this weekend and in the first true marquee fixture of the new season, Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Two powerhouse squads, two superstar managers and two teams expected to tilt for the title. Both teams head into the match tied on seven points each with Liverpool…

Real Madrid

La Liga: Real Madrid Favs as Barcelona Flounders

There’s been a shift in the balance of power in Spanish soccer over the past two or three seasons. While once upon a time, Barcelona reigned supreme in Spain; we head into the new La Liga season this weekend with Real Madrid already looking like overwhelming favorites. The Whites are reining La Liga champions, European…

Bayern Munich

Bundesliga: Can Anyone Challenge Bayern this Season?

There was a time, not that long ago, when we saw four different Bundesliga champions in a five-year period. One of those teams was of course Bayern Munich. But in the same period we saw the likes of Stuttgart, Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund wrest the Salatschussel from Bayern. But since Jurgen Klopp’s stormed the table…

Manchester Clubs Title Favorites as Premier League Season Kicks Off

The English Premier League returns this week. After a summer of intrigue and lavish spending of the likes we’ve never seen before, the two Mancunian clubs – Manchester United and Manchester City – have emerged as most pundits’ favorites to lift the title nine months from now. Manchester United United boss Jose Mourinho has augmented…

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Arsenal Meet Chelsea in Community Shield

In the final act before the curtain rises on the new English Premier League season, EPL champions Chelsea will face Arsenal in the FA Community Shield on Sunday at Wembley. The Community Shield is an annual super cup competition that pits the League champion against the FA Cup winner.  This year’s edition brings two teams…

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