Pescara – Italy’s Next Big Thing

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They aren’t foxes, but dolphins. Much like Leicester City last year, Delfino Pescara are not favoured to do much in the Italian Serie A. No one is backing them to do anything save for ruffling the feathers of a few giants. Yet, like the Foxes, Pescara have the formula to upset. The could at least emulate […] READ MORE


Forget MLS and USL, This is the Year for NASL Soccer

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Several years ago, when the announcement for the revived North American Soccer League was made, everyone looked to one club, one brand, to carry the failed league into the new era. The New York Cosmos have done just that, winning the league twice and luring lucrative acquisitions for marketing purposes – Raul and Marcos Senna. […] READ MORE


The Return of Aurelio Andreazzoli

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The interim coach who took over from Zdeněk Zeman in 2013, Aurelio Andreazzoli, has been the long-serving technique coach of AS Roma. Now, he’s back in a full capacity as an Assistant to Luciano Spalletti, in charge of shaping up the defensive line. The return of another beloved familiar face A fellow Tuscan like Luciano Spalletti, […] READ MORE


Francesco Totti Bust-Up a Media Circus

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Luciano Spalletti had himself a handful this past week; a tough defeat at the hands of Real Madrid, news that Daniele De Rossi would be out for three weeks, which was followed by an explosive interview from his captain, Francesco Totti, that implicated Spalletti as being disrespectful towards him. Totti has only featured in cameo […] READ MORE


Previewing Roma vs Real Madrid: History and Present

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Roma vs Real Madrid: Past and present This Wednesday, Real Madrid travel to Rome to take on AS Roma in the first leg of their Round of Sixteen encounter against the Giallorossi — how will Roma fare against the Spanish royalty? Unfortunately for Roma, much of the sporting world believes that they will ultimately fail in […] READ MORE


The Pjanić-Nainggolan Experiment Must End

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Since Luciano Spalletti has retaken the reigns in the Italian capital, all has been well save for one thing—the Pjanić-Nainggolan experiment. In an attempt to revamp the structure of Roma’s style of play, Spalletti has reversed the roles of Roma’s primary playmaker (in the absence of Francesco Totti) Miralem Pjanić with that of ball-winner Radja […] READ MORE


The Emergence of Oddo’s Pescara: A Fairytale Too Good to Be True?

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In May of 2015, many thought Pescara’s fairytale season was finished after the Dolphins slid down several spots in the table to one of the lower ranking positions for the Italian Serie B play-offs, leading to the dismissal of Marco Baroni from the bench with only one game remaining. Little did they know that in the […] READ MORE


Is the MLS SuperDraft Irrelevant?

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EDITORIAL – Two years ago I examined one of the most polarizing practices taking place annually in Major League Soccer, the MLS SuperDraft. One of the hot topics at that point in time was the potential signing of an MLS draftee to an NASL side for its guaranteed contract, which at the time was something MLS couldn’t really offer […] READ MORE


Welcome Home, Luciano Spalletti

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It is official – the Rudi Garcia era is over and the second Luciano Spalletti era has begun. The ever-popular Tuscan returns to the capital with the club in a much better state than when he left it in 2009. Though the brand as a whole may be on the rise, the team is yearning […] READ MORE


The Curious Case of Manuel Aparicio

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August 8th, 2013 – Toronto FC announces that they have signed their eighth academy graduate in the club’s history, an Argentine-born Canadian, Manuel Aparicio. So begins the curious case of this player, so highly touted for making his case with the first team and perhaps becoming a star for Canada in the near future. Fast […] READ MORE