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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 12:00pmTuesday 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

Cristiano Ronaldo's Mad Again Because A Teammate Scored And Not Him

We’ve seen this story before, and you know what? We can’t even hate on this. Sure, this is some petulant behavior, but you’ve got to be impressed that Cristiano Ronaldo gives so few fucks about what anyone—even his teammates—thinks that he doesn’t even try to hide his frustration at not being the one to tap in a… »4/30/15 12:15pm4/30/15 12:15pm

Antoine Griezmann Scored An Acrobatic Scissor Kick Because He's Amazing

Atlético Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann is playing out of his mind right now. In his first season in the incredibly demanding Diego Simeone system, playing in a new position as a central striker, he currently sits atop the non-Messi/Ronaldo La Liga scoring table with 20 goals. His 19th, scored on Saturday against… »4/20/15 3:44pm4/20/15 3:44pm

Antoine Griezmann Hitting Deportivo With The Bicycle Kick

There was at least one and probably two missed offside calls on this series from Atlético Madrid’s match today at La Coruña, but don’t let that take away from the athleticism Antoine Griezmann displays here as the Frenchman handles a knuckling header to deliver a bicycle kick off the half-volley. Griezmann has a… »4/18/15 12:51pm4/18/15 12:51pm