1. Time to End FC Barcelona's Messidependencia Now

    What looked like what could have been a disaster for FC Barcelona turned into another amazing performance from Lionel Messi as the little Argentine came off the bench, and grabbed ...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 13,657 reads 75 comments

  2. Making the Closing Arguments for Barca to Sign Mats Hummels

    After FC Barcelona were embarrassed and eliminated by FC Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semifinals, el blaugrana will look to reload—not rebuild—for the 2013-14 season...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 19,224 reads 73 comments

  3. Time to Rebuild at FC Barcelona? Xoel's Thoughts on the 4-0 Loss to Bayern

    Well that was fun, wasn't it? Only if you are a Bayern Munich fan. FC Barcelona ran into a buzzsaw at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday as Bayern Munich shredded La Blaugrana 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League semifinals...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 9,273 reads 82 comments

  4. FC Barcelona: View the New 2013-14 Kits

    Every year, football teams come out with a new kit for the team, the public and, of course, for money. FC Barcelona is no different. Without further ado, here are Barça's 2013-14 kits...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 61,681 reads 65 comments

  5. Barca vs. Bayern: Xoel's Thoughts on the Matchup

    On Friday morning, I woke up at 3:30 a.m. local time to turn on the TV in my bedroom and watch the UEFA Champions League draw. Call it dedication, or insanity. I say a bit of both...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 5,634 reads 38 comments

  6. To the Semis Barca Go: Takeaways and a Look Ahead for FC Barcelona

    Manager Tito Vilanova's men held down the Camp Nou as Barcelona moved on to the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League after a 1-1 draw against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 3,003 reads 33 comments

  7. Abidal Is Back! Cesc's First Hat-Trick and More: 3 Takeaways from Barca's Win

    FC Barcelona got a momentum builder on Saturday as El Blaugrana rolled over RCD Mallorca 5-0 at the Camp Nou...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 5,601 reads 31 comments

  8. Creating a Barca Starting XI Without Lionel Messi to Defeat PSG in 2nd Leg

    FC Barcelona took a slight edge in the UEFA Champions League semifinals as La Blaugrana and Paris Saint-Germain ended their first-leg game in a 2-2 draw at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 8,906 reads 59 comments

  9. Barca April Fools: Strange but True 'What Could Have Been?' Player Stories

    Let's have a bit of fun in honor of April Fools' Day. FC Barcelona to send Lionel Messi to Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo ? Never! Keep dreaming, Madridistas. Only Photoshop will make that come true...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 6,383 reads 24 comments

  10. Messi Scores Against All of La Liga in a Row: 3 Takeaways from Barca's Draw

    Lionel Messi scored a goal while leading FC Barcelona to a 2-2 tie against Celta de Vigo on Saturday. With his goal, Messi becomes the first player in history to score against every team in La Liga in succession...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 3,499 reads 21 comments

  11. WCQ: Why Spain Can't Be Confident Despite Crucial 1-0 Win vs. France

    On Tuesday, Spain got what was arguably their biggest win since a 4-0 win over Italy in the Euro 2012 final as La Furia Roja invaded Paris and conquered France 1-0...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 692 reads 11 comments

  12. 8 Things All FC Barcelona Fans Must Have on Their Bucket List

    It's a blessing to be an FC Barcelona fan. The best team in the world has the best fans in the world. And as a fan of El Blaugrana, there are some responsibilities you accomplishment...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 11,444 reads 34 comments

  13. Barca Takes Down Rayo: 3 Takeaways on Messi, Adriano and Villa

    FC Barcelona continued their winning ways as El Blaugrana demolished Rayo Vallecano 3-1 at the Camp Nou on Sunday. Lionel Messi 's free kick hit the crossbar in the eighth minute...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 4,504 reads 22 comments

  14. Barca 4-0 Milan: Why Epic Champs League Comeback Will Spark Another Barca Title

    Xavi said a few weeks ago (via Marca.com ), "This generation has yet to make a historic comeback." On Tuesday night, we saw this generation of FC Barcelona players finally make that historic comeback...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 2,300 reads 30 comments

  15. Barca Bounces Back Ahead of Milan Clash: 3 Takeaways from Win

    FC Barcelona got a bit of momentum back before their UEFA Champions League clash against AC Milan on Tuesday as El Blaugrana defeated Deportivo de La Coruña 2-0 on Saturday...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 3,340 reads 53 comments

  16. Barca Deserved to Be Eliminated: Can Tito Vilanova Turn This Season Around?

    "Disappointed" is not a strong enough word to describe how FC Barcelona fans feel after El Clásico. "Gutted," "Heartbroken" or even "Disgusted" may be better terms to describe our emotions...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 7,994 reads 87 comments

  17. Tello Helps Barca Bounce Back: 3 Takeaways from Barca's Win over Sevilla

    After a tough past few days, FC Barcelona bounced back from their humiliating showing against AC Milan last week and defeated Sevilla 2-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about over 1 year ago 2,367 reads 28 comments

  18. Barca Chokes: Xoel's Thoughts on the Disaster in Milan

    Well, that didn't go so well, did it? Only if you're an AC Milan fan...or a Real Madrid fan who has nothing better to do with his/her life. FC Barcelona got beat, and got beat good...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about almost 2 years ago 4,886 reads 131 comments

  19. Messi #300: 3 Takeaways from Barca's Win at Granada

    Lionel Messi scored his 300th and 301st goal as a member of FC Barcelona as Leo lead Barça back from a 0-1 halftime deficit to a 2-1 win over Granada on Saturday...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about almost 2 years ago 4,299 reads 30 comments

  20. Why Barca Signing Mats Hummels This Summer May Be the Worst-Best Thing to Happen

    FC Barcelona have had a very shaky defense these past few years. Injuries, an aging legend in Carles Puyol and the Eric Abidal situation have made the back line unstable...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about almost 2 years ago 21,096 reads 65 comments

  21. FC Barcelona Signing Sergio Aguero or Edinson Cavani This Summer?

    According to Spanish television channel Intereconomia , FC Barcelona are considering signing Manchester City 's Sergio Aguero this summer. According to the reports, "Kun" Aguero is unhappy in England...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about almost 2 years ago 16,701 reads 60 comments

  22. 3 Takeaways from Barca's Win at Lunchtime, Crush Getafe

    For the first time since 1965, FC Barcelona played a game at midday. Perhaps the futbol gods wanted to see how this team plays after Sunday morning mass...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about almost 2 years ago 3,189 reads 38 comments

  23. Barcelona Still Clasico-Hung Over, Draw Against Valencia

    FC Barcelona could not get the El Clásico hangover fully out of them as el blaugrana were held to a 1-1 tie against a resurgent Valencia at the Mestalla on Sunday...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about almost 2 years ago 1,356 reads 15 comments

  24. 3 Things Barca Must Improve on to Beat Real Madrid in Copa 2nd Leg

    FC Barcelona managed to go into the Santiago Bernabeu and come away with a draw against Real Madrid on Wednesday night...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about almost 2 years ago 10,698 reads 40 comments

  25. 3 Things Lionel Messi Needs to Do to Expand His Brand Like Michael Jordan

    With his fourth straight FIFA Ballon d'Or wrapped up, Lionel Messi continues to affirm his status as the greatest player of our generation. For some, Messi needs to win a World Cup to become the greatest of all time...

    Xoel Cardenas Written by Xoel Cardenas about almost 2 years ago 16,798 reads 82 comments