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  The first week of the English Premier League has officially ended and the only team to show its fangs in week one was Chelsea FC. Jose Mourinho’s side traveled to Turf Moor Stadium to take newly promoted Burnley. Many have speculated on which goalkeeper would start the match, with Thibault Courtois having returned from his multiple years on loan from Atletico Madrid and Peter Cech who was the long time veteran goalie for the blues. Chelsea supporters also have […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 18 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  The Barclay’s Premier League was finally kicked off and surprisingly there is a lot of new Spanish influence amongst the English Premier League. The very first game to kick off the new campaign in England was between Manchester United and Swansea. Manchester United started with De Gea in goal, Ander Herrera in the midfield and Juan Mata amongst an attacking trio with Wayne Rooney and Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez. Swansea boasted two Spaniards of their own with Angel Rangel and […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 18 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    On Tuesday night, Real Madrid will look to lay the foundations to what could be trophy number two out of a possible six this season. The European Champions fresh from winning the UEFA Super Cup face Atletico Madrid in the first-leg of the Spanish Super Cup. The last time these two sides met was in the UEFA Champions League final in Lisbon, when Real Madrid came from a goal-down to win 4-1. But that game won’t have any […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Aug - 18 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  The Madrid born defender has signed a one year deal with Malaga CF with the option to extend said contract for another two years. Miguel Torres started his career playing for Real Madrid, making his debut as a right back for los Blancos in 2006/07 under then Merengues manager Fabio Capello. Torres remained with the Merengues for three seasons winning one league title with Real Madrid and the Spanish Supercopa. Miguel Torres played in 70 matches for Real Madrid […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 15 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Excluding the big boys, let’s take a look at some of the finest signings in La Liga so far that have flown under the radar..     Jose Rodriguez – Deportivo On loan from Real Madrid, Jose Rodriguez is a player to keep an eye out for this season. Having graduated from the youth system at Real, he is one of the most exciting talents coming through, who has already played under Jose Mourinho. He made his senior debut […]

Posted by Muddassir Hussain On Aug - 13 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Real Madrid love a Hollywood signing or 11. After having a balanced squad under José Mourinho, it appears Florentino Pérez is about to embark on implementing the second galáctico era. It has come full circle from the days of Zidane, Ronaldo, Raúl, and David Beckham. Now they have James Rodríguez, Cristano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Toni Kroos. The question is, will it work a second time round? It certainly has had better success that the teams of the early […]

Posted by Jamie Currie On Aug - 13 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Arsenal FC and FC Barcelona have both come to an agreement with the transfer of Arsenal’s Thomas Vermaelen. Barcelona was in the market for a new center back.  This transfer season had already signed Valencia’s Jeremy Mathieu and now look to add Vermaelen. Barcelona will pay the North London Club a reported £15 million fee for the Belgian defenders services. Manchester United who also looked to bolster their defensive ranks were interested in the defender from Arsenal as well. Barca emerged […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 12 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

  Spain a couple of years ago many described as glorified Scotland (back when Rangers were still in SPL but that’s a different argument) in regards that there was two massive teams that won both the La Liga and the Copa del Rey consistently. Until two years ago when Atletico Madrid returned from their long and miserable exile from top flight football. Since Atletico Madrid won the Copa del Rey over their cross town rivals Real Madrid in 2013 there […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 12 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

    The German center back signed for Valencia Wednesday August 7th from Italian side Sampdoria for a currently undisclosed fee. The Shkodran Mustafi was among the German squad who won the World Cup in Brazil this summer and the 22 year old was able to play three times for Die Adler in Brazil. The young defender found himself playing multiple times as a makeshift right back during this summer’s tournament. Shkodran Mustafi began his career in Germany for Hamburger […]

Posted by Giovani Franco On Aug - 8 - 2014 Add Comments READ FULL POST

¿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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