UNIVERSITARIO X ALIANZA LIMA: THE UNDYING ANIMOSITY OF PERU’S FIERCEST FOOTBALL RIVALRY

When our minds are drawn to South American football rivalries, the high-profile clashes come to mind. Boca Juniors against River Plate, Corinthians squaring off against Palmeiras and Racing Club playing Independiente, to name a few. Often going under the radar is one of South America’s most passionate rivalries – one dating back to 1928 – and the clash between Peru’s two heavyweights, Alianza Lima and … Continue reading UNIVERSITARIO X ALIANZA LIMA: THE UNDYING ANIMOSITY OF PERU’S FIERCEST FOOTBALL RIVALRY

ATLANTA UNITED: THE MODEL FOR THE REST OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Billionaire owner of the National Football League’s Atlanta Falcons, Arthur Blank, wanted to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to the city since early in the expansion phase of the league. Blank’s plans were initially knocked back as he was unable to secure external funding to create a soccer specific stadium in time for the team to enter the league. Blank was determined to build … Continue reading ATLANTA UNITED: THE MODEL FOR THE REST OF MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

THE SPANISH INFLUENCE ON THE PREMIER LEAGUE AND HOW IT HAS HELPED ENGLAND

The date is 29 June 2008. It’s the final of the European Championships in Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria. With just under fifteen minutes remaining in the first half of a tense affair between Spain and Germany, La Roja were awarded a free-kick just outside their own penalty area. Forty seconds and twelve passes later, Fernando Torres was delicately lifting the ball over the on-rushing German goalkeeper, … Continue reading THE SPANISH INFLUENCE ON THE PREMIER LEAGUE AND HOW IT HAS HELPED ENGLAND