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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

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

UEFA World Cup Qualifiers Matchday #5 Friday Review

UEFA World Cup Qualifiers Matchday #5 Friday Review

With domestic leagues off this weekend, the fifth round of UEFA World Cup Qualifiers kicked off on Friday with nine matches across Europe.  Group D, H, and I all took center-stage on Friday while the remaining six groups kick-off their fifth round qualifiers on Saturday and Sunday. Here is a rundown of all the day’s action from UEFA’s World Cup Qualifiers: Group D Group-leaders Serbia fought back on the road for a

England Concede Late in 2-2 UEFA Friendly Draw vs Spain

England Concede Late in 2-2 UEFA Friendly Draw vs Spain

With the November international break drawing to a close, several teams in UEFA chose to have friendly matches following their round of World Cup Qualifiers. England and Spain were two of those teams who decided to schedule a friendly against one another. Wembley Stadium was the venue  as the two sides faced off Tuesday afternoon. England were coming off a 3-0 qualifying win last Friday vs Scotland, while Spain traveled to

Mexico Stuns U.S.A. 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier Hex Opener

Mexico Stuns U.S.A. 2-1 in World Cup Qualifier Hex Opener

A lot of expectations were placed on the United States Men National Soccer Team heading into their opening match in the fifth round of CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. Expectations were even higher after their opening match on Friday evening pitted them against rivals Mexico in Columbus. Jurgen Klinsmann‘s team will look to advance from the hexagonal round which will conclude next October. Whenever the U.S. and Mexico get together, it is always

USMNT defeat St Vincent & the Grenadines 6-0 in World Cup Qualifier

Heading into their final two CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying matches, the USMNT were hoping for two victories to advance to the hexagonal round. Their opponent on Friday was St. Vincent and the Grenadines.  In the reverse fixture last November, the U.S.A. won 6-1 over St. Vincent in St. Louis. With key players striker Clint Dempsey and midfielder Jermaine Jones out, Bobby Wood and Alejandro Bedoya stepped in their place in

Sweden Ousts USA in Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal at Olympics

Sweden Ousts USA in Women’s Soccer Quarterfinal at Olympics

After winning their group on Tuesday, the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team were hoping to put in a better result in their quarterfinal match vs Sweden. After pulling out a 2-2 draw against Colombia, the U.S. were expecting a tougher test against the fourth ranked team in the world. In their three group-stage matches, the U.S.A. defeated New Zealand 2-0, France 1-0, before drawing with Colombia in their final group-stage match on Tuesday.

What N’Golo Kante means to Chelsea

What N’Golo Kante means to Chelsea

Chelsea and Leicester City have come to an agreement on a deal to send N’Golo Kante to Stamford Bridge, according to multiple sources. Prior to the European championships, Leicester City offered their star a four-year deal, but his performance at EURO 2016 only fueled more interest for top clubs. The bidding war between Chelsea, Juventus, and Arsenal found the French midfielder intrigued for a new beginning. Rightfully so, his move to

Winners and Losers of EURO 2016

Winners and Losers of EURO 2016

With EURO 2016 finalizing on Sunday, we witnessed Portugal shock everyone by beating heavy favorites France, lift their first ever major tournament and became the 10th different country to win the EURO’s. The match was filled with up’s and down’s like Cristiano Ronaldo coming off due to injury and seeing his passion for soccer when tears were raining down his face but those tears turned into joy when unlikely hero