1. Why USA's 4-4-2 Diamond Formation Will Be Successful at the World Cup

    There was a bit of shock recently when U.S. men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann opted for a 4-4-2 "diamond" instead of the 4-2-3-1 that had seen the Americans through qualifying...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 1 month ago 7,104 reads 16 comments

  2. Why Jozy Altidore Ending His Goal Drought Comes at the Perfect Time for the US

    With the World Cup closer than ever, it seems as though everything is finally coming together for the United States men's national team...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 1 month ago 1,943 reads 7 comments

  3. Why Champions League Loss Will Not Taint Atletico Madrid's Season

    Atletico Madrid were mere minutes away from being crowned the kings of Europe when Sergio Ramos headed home the equalizer. Los Colchoneros then saw their hopes crushed as Real Madrid drummed three more goals past Thibaut Courtois in extra time...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 2 months ago 6,923 reads 40 comments

  4. 20 Worst Signings of the 2013/14 La Liga Season

    The La Liga season has finally come to a close, and that means it is time for reflection. While many will be taking a look at the highlights from this year, it is also important to discuss what went wrong...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 2 months ago 7,668 reads 13 comments

  5. Is Luis Enrique the Right Man to Lead Barcelona's Rebuilding Project?

    One of the worst-kept secrets in Spanish football has finally become official. Catalan giants FC Barcelona have announced that former star Luis Enrique has signed a two-year contract to become the club's next manager, replacing Tata Martino...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 2 months ago 13,890 reads 97 comments

  6. Why Atletico Madrid's Title Triumph Is Good for the State of La Liga

    On Saturday night, Atletico Madrid did the unthinkable. Los Colchoneros drew 1-1 with Barcelona at the Camp Nou to finish the season with a total of 90 points and were crowned the champions of Spain...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 2 months ago 10,897 reads 79 comments

  7. Lionel Messi's New Deal Perfectly Timed as Barcelona Bid for Liga Glory

    The entire season has led to this weekend. Despite 37 La Liga matches this year, the title will be officially decided in only 90 minutes as Barcelona host table leaders Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on Saturday...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 2 months ago 6,696 reads 18 comments

  8. Benfica Curse Continues as Charmed Sevilla Steal Europa League Glory

    Fans were treated to one of the most entertaining matches of the football season on Wednesday night when Spanish side Sevilla defeated Portuguese giants Benfica in penalties to win the Europa League in Turin, Italy...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 866 reads 7 comments

  9. Imagining a Basque National Team Ahead of the World Cup

    The recent re-emergence of Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Sociedad has put Basque football back on the map. The Basque Country, located in Northern Spain, has a population of around 3 million with football in their blood...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 8,913 reads 33 comments

  10. Barcelona Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of May 12

    There is only one match left to play this season, meaning the summer transfer window is about to open. Countless clubs will be looking to strengthen their side, but no club may be quite as active as FC Barcelona ...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 35,248 reads 94 comments

  11. Elche 0-0 Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned

    Barcelona played Elche to a scoreless draw on Sunday night to take only one point in their race for the La Liga title...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 2,364 reads 14 comments

  12. 7 Athletic Club Bilbao Youth Stars That You Should Be Aware Of

    There may not be any youth system in the world quite like that of Athletic Club Bilbao ’s Lezama. Due to Athletic’s Basque-only policy, youth development is vital for the club...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 3,688 reads 6 comments

  13. Barcelona Transfer News and Rumors Tracker: Week of May 5

    There are only a few weeks until the summer transfer window officially opens, and that means rumors will begin popping up everywhere...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 35,715 reads 124 comments

  14. Ranking the 10 Injuries That Had the Biggest Impact on the La Liga Season

    This has been one of the most entertaining La Liga seasons in recent memory. Yet, for every moment of joy, there have been just as many periods of anguish, with injuries playing a big role in how this season played out...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 11,768 reads 41 comments

  15. Neymar, Messi, Bale and Ronaldo Watch: Dropped Points and the Race Is On

    This weekend may have been the most intriguing weekend of the year in La Liga. Both Barcelona and Real Madrid drew at home, while Atletico Madrid slipped up big time losing 2-0 to Levante on the road...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 10,438 reads 32 comments

  16. Barcelona 2-2 Getafe: 6 Things We Learned

    It was not a good night for Barcelona, as the Catalans conceded a late equalizer at the Camp Nou to finish 2-2 with visitors Getafe . The result all but ended the club's title chance, but it was a massive point for Getafe ...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 11,066 reads 65 comments

  17. FC Barcelona: How Barcelona Will Line Up Against Getafe on Saturday

    Barcelona will host La Liga rivals Getafe at the Camp Nou on Saturday as the Catalans look to keep pressure on the top of the table. Though there will be several stars missing, La Blaugrana will still field a strong lineup...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 2,951 reads 2 comments

  18. Barcelona Transfer News and Rumors Tracker: Week of April 28

    The transfer ban no longer stands in the way of Barcelona, and the Catalan club now has free rein to begin their rebuilding project. As the summer quickly approaches, more players will begin to be linked with a move to the Camp Nou...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 30,770 reads 60 comments

  19. Villarreal 2-3 Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned

    It was a highly emotional night as Barcelona faced off with Villarreal in La Liga play just days after former manager Tito Vilanova passed away after a long battle with throat cancer...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 7,813 reads 43 comments

  20. Sevilla 2-0 Valencia: 6 Things We Learned

    Sevilla lit up rivals Valencia in Europa League play Thursday night, beating their countrymen 2-0 in front of their own fans at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 2,531 reads 16 comments

  21. FC Barcelona: Why Talk of Barcelona's Downfall Is Completely Wrong

    It hasn ’t been a good month for FC Barcelona , in fact, it has been downright awful. The Catalans were bounced out of the Champions League, beaten in the Copa del Rey ...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 11,460 reads 50 comments

  22. Barcelona Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of April 21

    We are just a few weeks away from the upcoming summer transfer window, and doubts still hover over Catalan giants FC Barcelona . The transfer ban is looming large, and there is still a very bitter taste in the mouths of all Cules...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 34,080 reads 107 comments

  23. Real Madrid 2-1 Barcelona: 6 Things We Learned from the Copa Del Rey Final

    Real Madrid saw off Barcelona in the third El Clasico meeting of the season by the score of 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey for the 19th time in the club's rich history...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 5,423 reads 33 comments

  24. Tata Martino vs. Carlo Ancelotti: Full Statistical Comparison of Their Seasons

    Barcelona and Real Madrid are two of the biggest football clubs on the planet and in turn are expected to compete for titles every season. Both clubs saw new managers take over this past summer and it is high time to check in on their progress...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 3 months ago 6,940 reads 102 comments

  25. Neymar vs. Bale: Breaking Down What the Two Sides Paid Per Key Stats This Season

    The big money moves of Neymar and Gareth Bale to Spain were arguably the two biggest transfers made last summer. Since then both forwards have been in the headlines for drama, underachieving and even huge nights on the pitch...

    Tre' Atkinson Written by Tre' Atkinson about 4 months ago 33,221 reads 311 comments