Eat Shit, Real Madrid! You Aren’t Getting Neymar!

Real Madrid are at a crossroads. Perilously near the end of the Cristiano Ronaldo era—which, while being incredibly fruitful for the player himself, has been something of a disappointment in terms of trophies—the club needs to decide who will lead them into the next epoch, where they hope to fare better against those… »Yesterday 6:29pm11/30/15 6:29pm


Neymar Is Playing Out Of His Mind

Last year, thanks to his 39 goals in all competitions with Barcelona, his growing physical presence complementing his already lethal dribbling ability, his ever-increasing creative talents, and the hive mind that has developed between him, Lionel Messi, and Luis Suárez, we finally reached the prophesied “One day”… »Friday 2:04pm11/27/15 2:04pm

Florentino Pérez Is What's Wrong With Real Madrid

After seeing how summarily Barcelona dispensed with Real Madrid, the temptation is to lay the blame at the feet of their first-year manager, Rafa Benítez. That seems to be the way club president Florentino Pérez is leaning. (Benítez has even received the dreaded vote of confidence! The end is nigh!) And while… »11/24/15 10:57am11/24/15 10:57am

David Moyes Is Probably Getting Sacked Soon, So How About A New Moyesface Gallery?

Real Sociedad, one of the most talent-laden teams in Spain, are currently in the relegation zone thanks to the L they just caught from very not-good Las Palmas. What looked like a promising experience in La Liga with a very good club when David Moyes got the manager’s job is now an unmitigated failure. »11/06/15 6:07pm11/06/15 6:07pm

David Moyes Belongs In The Premier League

David Moyes, the once-esteemed former manager of Everton and Manchester United, is in trouble. After getting run out of the biggest job in the Premier League in humiliating fashion, he fled to the relatively calm shores of Basque Country. There, he sought to rehabilitate his career with ambitious and talent-rich Real… »10/21/15 4:35pm10/21/15 4:35pm

Barcelona Fans Are Losing Their Minds Again

Ever heard of Barcelona’s Álex Grimaldo? No? How about Sergi Samper? That name might ring a bell for vigilant Arsenal transfer rumor watchers, but probably not most others. Even so, the fate of these two kids, who have oceans of potential that their manager seems curiously uninterested in tapping, has Barcelona fans… »10/13/15 3:53pm10/13/15 3:53pm

Cristiano Ronaldo Isn't The Greatest Player Alive, And That's Insane

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo won Europe’s Golden Shoe yesterday, which recognizes the top scorer across the continent’s top leagues. It’s the fourth time he’s won the award, and it comes after last season, when he scored 48 goals in 35 La Liga games. No one else in the history of the award has won it four times.… »10/13/15 2:15pm10/13/15 2:15pm

Barcelona Face A Challenge They Can’t Buy Their Way Out Of

Barcelona’s dominant victory over Atlético Madrid this weekend felt like a statement. It’d be crazy to claim that the reigning Spanish and European champions, armed with nearly the exact same squad that mowed down all comers in last season’s historically great campaign, were underestimated or overlooked in any… »9/17/15 4:51pm9/17/15 4:51pm

The Botched David de Gea Transfer Was A Glorious Clusterfuck

Transfer deadline day is always liable to turn up a couple shockers, either in completed deals from out of nowhere or transfers that appear imminent only to collapse right before the crossing of the final T. Real Madrid’s failed attempted to buy David de Gea from Manchester United is one of the latter, and what a… »9/01/15 12:00pm9/01/15 12:00pm

Wow, Maybe Roberto Soldado Doesn't Suck Anymore!

Well would you look at that! Roberto Soldado—once renowned for his uncanny ability to get goals without ever looking all that impressive doing so, now more famous as the world’s second-biggest bottler (behind fellow Spaniard Fernando Torres) stemming from his terrible stint with Tottenham—is back in Spain and back… »8/28/15 4:24pm8/28/15 4:24pm

Spain Files Legal Appeal Against Qatar's Winter World Cup

Before Swiss agents rolled up on Zurich’s Baur au Lac hotel, snatched a handful of top FIFA execs, and put in motion the series of events that would culminate in their president’s resignation, soccer’s governing body seemed pretty much omnipotent. That day has changed, thankfully, and people are making moves. »6/29/15 4:08pm6/29/15 4:08pm

Carlo Ancelotti Is Real Madrid's Newest Scapegoat

It’s maybe a little disconcerting that Real Madrid—a players’ club if there ever was one; one where the 8th-biggest name on the team sheet likely holds more sway in the future direction of the club than any of the ever-changing coaches thrown aboard then unceremoniously shoved off the managerial merry-go-round after… »5/26/15 5:40pm5/26/15 5:40pm

Cristiano Ronaldo Scoffs At Championship, Exults In His Own Ronaldoness

For pretty much everyone involved or invested in La Liga, the biggest opportunity on offer during yesterday’s penultimate match day of the season was, seemingly, for Barcelona to wrap up the league title by beating Atlético. Cristiano Ronaldo, though, had his eyes on a larger prize. While Barcelona were crowned kings… »5/18/15 6:21pm5/18/15 6:21pm