Browsing 2012-2013 season

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award – Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery or Cristiano Ronaldo

Posted on 6 Aug, 2013, by in Soccer

While the usual two suspects of pretty much every individual award are up for this one as well, Franck Ribery of Bayern Munich provides the change from the La Liga sweep, representing European champions Bayern Munich. He’ll be running against Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid. More

Leonel Vangioni (River Plate) Scores the Goal of the Season in Argentina

Posted on 17 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

While the 5-1 loss to Lanus doesn’t make it such a sweet ending, at least Leonel Vangioni of River Plate managed to score the goal of the season in the Argentina Primera División for 2012-2013. More

All the Champions of the Top 40 Soccer Leagues in Europe for 2012-2013

Posted on 4 Jun, 2013, by in Featured

The 2012-2013 season is over, with Barcelona, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and PSG being crowned as champions of the top leagues in Europe, without any actual surprises when it comes to title winners across most of the football leagues in the continent. More

Andres Iniesta Will be the Most Important in the Lionel Messi – Neymar Era

Posted on 2 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Next season, some of these conclusions will start being answered. The most interesting of them? Not seeing Neymar playing next to Lionel Messi, as mouth-watering as that prospect sounds. It’ll be exciting to watch, or at least wait for, but the most important change Barcelona have to look forward to is Andres Iniesta, the European footballer of the year not too long ago, moving more and more to the middle, and slowly pushing Xavi out of the lineup. More

Cristiano Ronaldo & Iker Casillas Couldn’t Be Happier Jose Mourinho Is Leaving

Posted on 2 Jun, 2013, by in Soccer

Some people relish in the hate and animosity that surrounds them. It might not be the healthiest of atmospheres to work in, but Jose Mourinho doesn’t care. He leaves Real Madrid by implementing torched earth tactics on the club, feeling stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas and others turned against him, ruining his own quest to cement himself as the greatest manager of all-time. More

La Liga – Final Day Relegation Scenarios

Posted on 30 May, 2013, by in Soccer

The Spanish La Liga enters its final day of the season with the relegation battle grabbing most of the attention, involving Deportivo La Coruña, Celta Vigo, Real Zaragoza and Real Mallorca. More

FC Barcelona – Alexis Sanchez, David Villa & Pedro Trying to Win a Place for Next Season

Posted on 27 May, 2013, by in Soccer

What’s left for Barcelona to play for? Reaching the 100 points mark, a club record, and for certain players, especially forwards like Alexis Sanchez, David Villa and Pedro to try and prove they deserve a place with the team in the future, as it appears at least one of them will probably be sold in order to clear a spot for Neymar. More

Borussia Dortmund – Preparing for a Mass Exodus

Posted on 27 May, 2013, by in Soccer

The season is over for Borussia Dortmund, but some think it seems more like the end of a very short era of immense success. Mario Gotze is leaving to their big rivals, while Robert Lewandowski might be headed the same way as well. The worst of it? They’re not alone, as Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan, Marco Reus and Sven Bender are all linked to transfers that might tear the club apart. More

Transfer Rumors 2013 – Arsenal Interested in Clement Grenier

Posted on 26 May, 2013, by in Soccer

Despite having bigger needs elsewhere, Arsenal keep looking at midfielders, specifically French, young and talented, to bolster the squad next season. The next intriguing name? Clement Grenier of Qlympique Lyon, who is often compared to Samir Nasri, a former Arsenal player, but is probably a lot more like his teammate, Yoann Gourcuff, in his style, positioning and even looks. More

Borussia Dortmund – Marco Reus Couldn’t Do it Without Mario Gotze

Posted on 26 May, 2013, by in Soccer

With just Robert Lewandowski to play off of in the Dortmund attack, Marco Reus didn’t have enough creativity around him to produce his best football and to show his most dangerous side for more than a few moments. In short, while he needed Mario Gotze, what he got was Kevin Grosskreutz. More