Lieke Martens played soccer with boys until she was 16 years old. Some opposing players would maliciously kick out at her because she was a girl. Some would pull her ponytail because she was a girl. Some opposing team parents would even berate her from the sidelines because she was a girl. Continue reading “FC Barcelona is Paving the Way For Women’s Soccer”
In 2016, Brett M. Johnson, principal at real estate development firm Fortuitous Partners, bought a minority stake in Arizona United SC. The soccer club was rebranded as Phoenix Rising FC later that year under new ownership led by Berke Bakay, president and CEO of Kona Grill. Continue reading “USL Expansion Centers Around Stadium-Anchored Entertainment Districts”
RCD Mallorca might be a minnow among the legends of La Liga, but the island-based club is trying to make a name for itself in the Spanish soccer scene as it’s risen from the depths of the lower leagues to the top tier. Continue reading “A Look at RCD Mallorca’s Rise To LaLiga”
Sydney Leroux admits she spent more money on babysitters and nannies for her children than she made last year playing for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Continue reading “How the NWSL Can Learn From the WBNA’s New CBA”
The pressures of being part of FC Barcelona’s youth academy are massive enough. Over the past 40 years, La Masia has produced some of the club’s and sport’s greatest players including Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, Carles Puyol, Victor Valdes and Pep Guardiola. Continue reading “Konrad de la Fuente Striving To Be First American To Play For FC Barcelona”
La Masia translates to “the farmhouse” in Catalan. The name for FC Barcelona’s youth academy and Spain’s first soccer residence was chosen because a masia is the building tied closely to the land around it.
For the past 40 years, La Masia has served as the epicenter of FC Barcelona, not only pumping life into soccer, but also basketball, handball, roller hockey and futsal. Continue reading “FC Barcelona’s La Masia Celebrates its 40th Anniversary”
All Carli Lloyd is asking for is a fair shot.
At 37 years old, the United States Women’s National Team forward said she feels the best she’s ever felt physically and still has a lot left to contribute. Continue reading “Carli Lloyd Has Sights Set on 2020 Olympics, Then Maybe the NFL”
The International Champions Cup began in 2013 as a way to increase the significance of European soccer clubs’ preseason tours. Relevent Sports Group transformed a handful of seemingly meaningless summer friendlies with nothing on the line into an annual competition featuring some of the game’s greatest clubs including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Paris St. Germain. Continue reading “2019 International Champions Cup ‘Biggest and Best,’ According to Exec”
SSC Napoli returns to the United States for the first time in 30 years next month for two matches against FC Barcelona in the inaugural LaLiga-Serie A Cup. The Italian side also recently launched its exclusive brand store on Amazon.com in America. Continue reading “SSC Napoli Has Sights Set on US Market”
A sellout crowd of 62,493 were in attendance for the 2019 Gold Cup Final on July 7 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
The majority of the fans, though, weren’t rooting for the home team. The Soldier Field stands were a sea of green, white and red. The sights and sounds seemed more like Estadio Azteca. Continue reading “Jorge Campos Hopes to See More Mexican Players in MLS”