Champions League Round of 16 Draw


There will be a number of reunions in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 following the draw in Nyon, with three of the ties having been played in last season’s competition. FC Barcelona and Real Madrid CF saw off Manchester City FC and FC Schalke 04 respectively at this stage in 2013/14 and will […]

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry at 2013 MLS All-Star Game

“I don’t think there will ever be a player in this league – there never has been – that has what Thierry has in all aspects,” said New York Red Bull manager Mike Petke. “… I’m honored to have played with him, coached, and witnessed him every day in practice, the good and the bad […]

El Clasico Saturday! And Other Games to Watch


The world’s most expensive player will not be there when Real Madrid and Barcelona emerge from the tunnel at the Santiago Bernabéu just before five o’clock on Saturday evening, but the world’s best will. So will the world’s second best, whichever way round you prefer to place them. The winner of the Ballon d’Or will […]

Euro 2016 Qualifying Begins Sunday


Via – The new-look European Qualifiers kick off on Sunday, with 53 nations chasing an expanded 23 places alongside hosts France at UEFA EURO 2016. • For the first time, qualifying takes place under the ‘Week of Football’ concept, in which games are spread out from Thursday to Tuesday (or in the case of […]

Serie A Preview by Joe Agnew

I welcome a new contributor. Joe’s a Southside guy who’s mother is Italian and he loves Serie A as demonstrated by his large collection of jerseys. The family home is Napoli but he’s worn Juve and Milan jerseys as well during our discussions. He introduces us the the upcoming season and should check in with […]

Champions League Group Stage Set


Via – Holders Real Madrid CF will play Liverpool FC – a repeat of the 1981 European Cup final – in Group B after the Monaco draw, while Zlatan Ibrahimović will be on familiar ground in Group F. Madrid claimed a tenth European title in Lisbon in May and added the UEFA Super Cup […]

Cristiano Ronaldo Named UEFA’s Best Player


Via – Cristiano Ronaldo’s contribution to Real Madrid CF’s UEFA Champions League triumph last season has been recognised with the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. The Portugal captain received the 2013/14 accolade at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from UEFA President Michel Platini. Ronaldo, among the final nominees for the fourth successive year, […]

Champions League Returns Tuesday


The UEFA Champions League returns Tuesday and Wednesday as the Play-Off Stage begins. A pair of games in the home-and-away model will be played this week and next, leading up to the Group Stage beginning September 30 – October 1. Play-off round, first leg 19-20/08/14 Play-off round, second leg 26-27/08/14 There are five games available […]

English Premier League Kicks Off


Coverage begins at 6 a.m. on NBCSN with Premier League Live followed by Manchester United v. Swansea City at 6:45 am, and continues throughout the season on the networks of NBCUniversal, on the Premier League Extra Time bonus TV package, and streamed live on NBC Sports Live Extra. The weekend schedule can be found below […]

Arsenal Aims for Premier League Title


By Collin and Russell Hickey After winning last season’s FA Cup, Arsenal is looking to win its first Barclays Premier League title since 2004 this season. Last May, the Gunners ended a nine-year trophy drought by beating Hull City in the FA Cup Final. Shortly after the conclusion of the World Cup, Arsene Wenger addressed […]