1. The 2022 World Cup Bid: Is It in the Bag for the United States?

    The 2022 World Cup election will be on Thursday this week. Even though it might seem that the US bid has a great chance to get the greatest tournament on earth after 28 years, chances are it will be a tough fight...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about almost 4 years ago 688 reads 10 comments

  2. Mondays By the Sun: How Real Madrid Lost Their Identity

    Monday night, Real Madrid's coach Jose Mourinho appears in the postgame press conference, and relies on the excuse Real Madrid fans have heard for well over two years now: “Barça is a finished product; Madrid is a product still in the making...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about almost 4 years ago 1,077 reads 17 comments

  3. 10 La Liga Players Who Could Come To MLS

    Major League Soccer is likely to see its popularity increased since the signing of Mista by Toronto FC and Thierry Henry's move to New York...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about 4 years ago 1,411 reads 0 comments

  4. The Top 20 Real Madrid Targets For The Summer

    With the World Cup coming to an end, the summer transfer window will experience an exciting explosion or rumors, offers, and players changing jerseys. At Bleacher Report, we bring you the players most likely to join Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about 4 years ago 3,703 reads 7 comments

  5. Law Of One Spaniard In MLS At A Time: Miguel Angel Mista to Toronto FC

    As the European transfer window comes to an exciting high point, Major League Soccer announces the signing of Spanish striker Miguel Angel Ferrer, "Mista", until the end of the 2010 season, as a second designated player...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about 4 years ago 379 reads 2 comments

  6. Borja Valero, Dorian Dervite to Join Villarreal

    As Villarreal continues to prepare for an exciting season, the team's signings and transfers continue to happen...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about 4 years ago 597 reads 1 comments

  7. Raul Closer to Schalke 04, Away from MLS

    For those of us who have followed Raúl since he was 17 years old, in his debut against Valladolid, seeing him with a different jersey would just look odd...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about 4 years ago 490 reads 1 comments

  8. Top 10 South American-Based Players Likely To Jump to Europe

    With South American teams having an amazing run in the current edition of the World Cup—the world, and most importantly Europe, looks up to the South for developing stars...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about 4 years ago 2,060 reads 9 comments

  9. Paraguay vs. Spain World Cup 2010: Spain's Five Keys To Taking the Trophy Home

    As Spain prepares for a seemingly easy game against Paraguay in the World Cup Quarterfinals, an entire country prays for La Roja not to fall one step short of the semifinals once again...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about 4 years ago 1,348 reads 6 comments

  10. Top 25 La Liga Players Likely to Be on the Move This Summer

    With most European clubs waiting until the end of the World Cup to make their roster moves. An explosion of transfers is around the corner, and one of the most interesting leagues in the world will not an exemption...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 4,625 reads 9 comments

  11. Villarreal Brings Soccer To The Unemployed: Marcano To Getafe On Loan

    Fernando Roig was the main speaker in a ceremony to present Villarreal's goals for the 2010/11 season. Among many interviews with team players and club officials who went on stage and ...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  12. World Cup 2010 Predictions: Serbia's Neven Subotic Poised for Best Summer Ever

    Serbian center-back Neven Subotic is surely going to have a busy, and exciting summer. Borussia Dortmund's defender is set to fight with Nemanja Vidic for a starting spot at the World Cup...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 500 reads 0 comments

  13. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Change in Vila-Real: Fresh Blood Steps In

    As most of Villarreal's squad goes on vacation, and as the rest of them get ready for the World Cup, Juan Carlos Garrido prepares what will be a renewed team, inside and out...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 196 reads 7 comments

  14. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Team Portugal WAGs

    Portugal's national side might not have more than a couple of key players in South Africa—but that doesn't mean they are lacking any potential when it comes to bringing their game out of the field...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 8,382 reads 0 comments

  15. Villarreal: Waiting To Sell Before Bringing in More Talent

    Villarreal's president Fernando Roig seems to have it all planned when it comes to his club, and this summer is no different...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 472 reads 0 comments

  16. Gregorio Manzano: Time To Play High Stakes

    For some, Gregorio Manzano is the best Spanish coach right now. The way he involves the training and tactics side of soccer with his knowledge of psychology to motivate his players renders big results in nearly every team he coaches...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 273 reads 1 comments

  17. Spain's World Cup Roster Decided

    Vicente del Bosque has made his decision. Spain's final list of 23 is comprised of, by his own words, "the best ones right now", even though he did admit it was hard to leave seven players off of the preliminary list...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 4,898 reads 7 comments

  18. Real Madrid to Manuel Pellegrini: It's Over

    Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini will not be Real Madrid's coach after today. It is virtually a done deal, after the Chilean was seen in Castellon Tuesday, the place where he lived while coaching Villarreal...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 594 reads 0 comments

  19. Spanish Cup Final: Trophy Number Two Vs. Saving the Season

    Atletico de Madrid and Sevilla will play the Spanish Cup final on Wednesday, in a match that will mean trophy number two of the season for Atletico, or turning an average year into a positive one for Sevilla...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 160 reads 0 comments

  20. La Liga 2009-10 in Stats

    We all know it by now: Barcelona won, Messi is its Messiah, and Xavi, his prophet. But who were the hidden leaders of this recently finished edition of La Liga? Read up! Minutes needed ...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 981 reads 6 comments

  21. David Villa Will Join FC Barcelona This Week

    David Villa will head to Barcelona this week, and Barcelona will have to pay a lot for it. The initial fee is 42 million Euros, or $53 million—one of the most expensive transfers of the last decade...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 1,154 reads 5 comments

  22. Barcelona Speeds up Signings, While Real Madrid Tries To Lock a Coach

    Barcelona and Real Madrid continue to go opposite ways. While the Catalans could have two big signings by the end of the week, in the capital of Spain Real Madrid's president will have ...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 1,496 reads 0 comments

  23. Pellegrini Prays, Mourinho Awaits

    Manuel Pellegrini is enjoying his last hours as Real Madrid coach. The Spanish media sees the firing of the Chilean by Florentino Perez inevitable...

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  24. El Fin de La Liga: 5 winners, 5 losers

    Who prevailed and who failed this year in La Liga? Several teams fell short of achieving what they planned at the beginning of the season, and other surprised themselves beyond their wildest dreams...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 701 reads 2 comments

  25. Villarreal-Zaragoza: Villarreal Prepares for a Must Win, Bigger Questions Arise

    Saturday's game in Zaragoza has to be a win, there is no question about it. Villarreal will go head first against a team that has already avoided relegation, and that will play with no other reason than finishing the season...

    Cristian Sirera Written by Cristian Sirera about over 4 years ago 156 reads 0 comments