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¿Que es lo que pasa Aqui? La Liga news with a CONCACAF Twist. ¡Pura Vida, Hala Madrid! Memo’s Bittersweet Debut Aquino On Loan ¡Pura Vida, Hala Madrid! Keylor Navas, Costa Rican International, and now, Real Madrid Goalkeeper was presented on August 5th.He became the second Central American (after Guatemalan Federico Revuelto) to play for the fabled Merengues. Today he had his first interview on Real Madrid TV. Some highlights from his interview: On how he’s living the last couple of […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Aug - 8 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  The International Champion’s Cup has officially ended and Manchester United has emerged victorious in this summer’s preseason tournament of giants. Monday’s final was an English derby between the two famed and highly decorated Liverpool FC and Manchester United. The first half of the match saw the Merseysiders take the lead through a penalty by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard. The first half for the Red Devils was sluggish and dismal, with Liverpool looking more threatening of the two. United Manager […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 5 - 2014 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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¿Que es lo que pasa Aqui? La Liga news with a CONCACAF Twist.   Memo! Memo! Memo! Where is Vela? Sigh!   Memo! Memo! Memo! Guillermo “Memo” Ochoa, Mexican International and former Ajaccio goal keeper made history today, signing with Malaga C.F. and becaming the first Mexican goal keeper to play in La Liga BBVA. Some of my highlights from the Press Conference. Malaga mentioned that their effort to sign Memo was based on more than his World Cup performance, […]

Posted by Forza Futbol On Aug - 1 - 2014 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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    The next star in world football can potentially be from Brooklyn New York, Noah Leeds from New York’s Park Slope neighborhood as been admitted to Sevilla’s youth academy. The entire Leeds family will be moving to Andalusia and their decision began on June first during a trip to Spain. The Leeds showed up to Sevilla Football Club and asked if his son could tryout for their famed youth academy. The club refused stating that Noah has to be […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 1 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Real Sociedad’s reward for their seventh-place finish is a first-leg home match as they take on last season’s League Cup winners and the team who finished third in the SPFL Scottish Premiership, Aberdeen. Jagoba Arrasate will be ready as his side welcomes the Scots to the Anoeta for the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round match. Their side will be considerably weakened as they prepare for the trip to the north of Scotland. Antoine Griezmann and […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Jul - 31 - 2014 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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    Manchester United has officially begun a new era under their Dutch boss Louis van Gaal. Wednesday in Pasadena California at the Rose Bowl Manchester United kicked off their MU tour in front of 87,000 fans. The spotlight immediately before the Reds hit the field was the subject of their new signings the Englishman Luke Shaw and the young Basque midfielder Ander Herrera. The young midfield player from Athletic Club Bilbao has immediately impressed the critics after his first […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jul - 28 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Recent reports have hinted that the current La Liga Champions are closing in on Real Sociedad’s winger Antoine Griezmann. The young French winger aided the Basque club in crucial matches to ensure Real Sociedad finished in the upper half of the league table last campaign. Antoine also impressed many after his display for Les Bleus in the World Cup in Brazil this summer. Many Clubs were also in the race to sign Griezmann most notably Paris Saint Germain and […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Jul - 28 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  Football tends to throw up lots of firsts. Saturday evening will be no different; it will be the first European Cup final between two sides from the same city.  Lisbon for 120 minutes will turn into a mini Madrid is both sets of fans make the 6-hour journey across the border to see their teams battle it out for the most prestigious prize in European club football. It will be a chance for the newly-crowned La Liga champions Atleti […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On May - 23 - 2014 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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      And so Atlético de Madrid won the league and how. It was an amazing achievement and VLL will talk all about it in the end of season awards but there was another huge achievement this season down in the south of Spain. Sevilla are no strangers to cup glory but the last few seasons have seen off the field drama make the headlines rather than actions on the pitch. Like many other La Liga club they have […]

Posted by Garreth Nunn On May - 22 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST
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  The season is drawing to a close, with only one round of fixtures left. This season for many La Liga watchers has been the best season in recent history. That being said, I felt it would be an appropriate time to pick my own best eleven from the league season.   Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas (Levante) Despite Levante having a -7 goal difference the Costa Rican has been in magnificent form amassing a superb 16 clean sheets. If it wasn’t […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On May - 16 - 2014 1 Comment READ FULL POST
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