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2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

2017 FIFA Confederations Cup Preview

It may not be the most glamorous tournament in international soccer, but the FIFA Confederations Cup is still a fan favorite among top competitions. The 2017 edition kicks off on June 17th in Russia, with eight nations looking to hoist the finals trophy on July 2nd. Brazil, winners of the 2013 tournament hosted in their own backyard, did not qualify for this year’s tournament. As like every soccer competition, us

Real Madrid clinch back-to-back UCL titles, with win over Juventus

Real Madrid clinch back-to-back UCL titles, with win over Juventus

Real Madrid recorded a 12th UEFA Champions League title, after defeating Juventus 4-1 in Saturday’s final in Cardiff.  Zinedine Zidane‘s side used a brace from Cristiano Ronaldo to make it back-to-back European titles, and their third out of the past four seasons. Ronaldo opened the scoring after 20 minutes, sweeping home Dani Carvajal‘s assist to the bottom left corner. Los Blancos held off an early Juventus attack which saw both

2017 UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus vs Real Madrid

2017 UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus vs Real Madrid

By the Soccer Department It’s the rematch of the 1998 Champions League Final, well not exactly as only Zidane was a member of that game for Juventus, however, he is now the manager of Real Madrid, the club he joined in 2001 on what was at the time a record transfer fee. This final features many familiar faces as both Real Madrid and Juventus are filled with world class players

Celtic win Scottish Cup title, earn domestic treble

Celtic win Scottish Cup title, earn domestic treble

Celtic F.C. completed a domestic treble on Saturday, defeating Aberdeen 2-1 at Hampden Park in the Scottish Cup final.  Brendan Rodgers’ side came into Saturday’s final looking to end their season without suffering a single loss domestically. After a dominant SPFL run this season, and a victory over Aberdeen in the League Cup final earlier this year, Celtic were heavy favorites at the national stadium. Aberdeen, who finished second in

European Strikers Future Watch: Dolberg, Mbappe, and more

European Strikers Future Watch: Dolberg, Mbappe, and more

For the last several years, soccer fans have been blessed with the presences of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. However, as these players continue to shine we all know their times of entertaining us as fans will surely be coming to an end. I decided to take a look at several European forwards that are currently on the way up to stardom. All five players are from different

Antonio Conte leads Chelsea back to EPL Royalty

Antonio Conte leads Chelsea back to EPL Royalty

2015-16 was definitely a disappointing season for Chelsea F.C. who were coming off a league title the year prior. After racking up 87 points to their fifth ever league crown in 2014, Chelsea struggled to get much going the next season. In 2015-16, Chelsea finished the campaign in tenth place with a record of 12-14-12. Jose Mourinho was fired in December after the team lost nine of its first 16

Celtic continues Old Firm Dominance over Rangers with 5-1

Celtic continues Old Firm Dominance over Rangers with 5-1

Celtic F.C. remained unbeaten domestically after a 5-1 Old Firm rout of Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday.  Brendan Rodgers‘ side, who have already clinched their sixth consecutive SPFL title earlier this month rolled to their biggest ever win over Rangers at Ibrox. The Hoops had defeated Rangers last weekend at Hampden Park in a Scottish Cup semifinal showdown, booking a spot into May’s Final against Aberdeen. Scott Sinclair opened the scoring

Kylian Mbappe-Lottin; the Prince of AS Monaco

Kylian Mbappe-Lottin; the Prince of AS Monaco

In Professional Soccer, it truly is hard to break into a well-known squad’s first team and make a name for yourself, especially as a teenager. Don’t tell that to AS Monaco‘s 18-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe-Lottin. The French forward has taken the world by storm in his first full season with the municipality club. Mbappe made his debut for Monaco back in December 2015, becoming the club’s youngest-ever senior debutant aged 16 years

Cinderella UCL Campaign ends for Leicester City

Cinderella UCL Campaign ends for Leicester City

Last season, Leicester City did the impossible and lifted the English Premier League trophy after being 5,000-1 odds at the beginning of the year. On Tuesday, their dreams of advancing even further in the UEFA Champions League ended in defeat.  The Foxes, who were making their first ever appearance in the European club competition, fell on a 2-1 two-legged aggregate against last season’s runners-up Atletico Madrid. Led by manager Craig Shakespeare,

2017 EFL Championship Promotion Watch

2017 EFL Championship Promotion Watch

As we head into the middle of April, domestic soccer leagues see their matches come thick and fast while title races and relegation scraps take centerstage. In England, the promotion race in the second-tier begins heating up as several teams remain in the conversation for automatic and playoff promotion to the Premier League.  The EFL Championship may not get the notoriety as it deserves, but it is still one of the