Opinion

What Is It Like To Watch El Clasico In Barcelona?

By: Casey Rhine

Ohhhh El Clásico, where to begin. One of soccer's most heated, yet most deeply cherished rivalries.Few of you readers get to experience El Clasico, in Barcelona, while it's happening. This was my mission on December 23rd and should be your mission on May 6th if you are not lucky enough to go to the game in the Camp Nou.

The Stadium Has Improved, But The Chicago Fire Haven’t

The Chicago Fire kicked off its 2021 MLS season at Soldier Field, the club's original stadium where they mainly played between 1998 and 2005. The 2020 campaign was truly the team's return to this excellent stadium, but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was this season that saw the long-awaited inauguration with the heart and soul of the sport: the fans. 

It’s Very Easy To See Why Barcelona’s Interested In 17-Year-Old Cade Cowell

On Monday, 17-year-old San Jose Earthquakes forward Cade Cowell was handed Player of the Week honors for Matchday 3 of the 2021 MLS season. 

With one goal and two assists in San Jose’s 4-1 win over D.C. United, the teenager now has a league-leading three assists and two goals from six shots on target after three games.

NBCSN Crew Transforms Into Bunch Of Corporate Shills During Old Trafford Protest

The world was prepared for mass dissent at Old Trafford ahead of Manchester United’s hosting of Liverpool in Premier League action on Sunday with The Manchester Evening News predicting over 10,000 fans outside the ground in protest of Glazer ownership and their failed European Super League coup d'état. 

Hugely Popular TikTok Video Is Reminder Of Barcelona’s Best Team Ever

TikTok is the new go-to platform for content of all sorts. From comedy to dancing to some of your favorite footballers showing off their skills on and off the field, but my personal favorites are the reminders of old commercials and promotional videos featuring the best of the best teams. 

This TikTok is one of the best finds on the platform for any Barça or football fan. It's a reminder of one of the greatest Barcelona teams of all time in just a few seconds. 

NWSL Announcers Really Need To Fucking Stop Misgendering Athletes

OL Reign beat the Chicago Red Stars 3-2 in one of the more entertaining NWSL Challenge Cup games of the year on Tuesday night. Tziarra King had an assist and scored the late winner, further cementing her as my second favorite NWSL player (just behind of my fellow Aggie Shea Groom). 

But what stood out more than King’s heroics or Mal Pugh’s first goal since 2019 was the continued misgendering of Reign midfielder Quinn by NWSL announcers. It was made all the worse by the announcers making damn sure they used the correct surnames for recently married players.

No Más Cruzazuleadas, El Cruz Azul Tiene Todo Para Ganar El Doblete

Quizás no sea sabio exteriorizar pensamientos como este, pero aquí vamos: Cruz Azul tiene en bandeja la posibilidad de acabar con su tristemente célebre sequía de títulos con un doblete. Sí, La Máquina está en camino y posee las herramientas para derrotar los fantasmas propios, la larga lista de cruzazuleadas y en las próximas semanas ganar el Clausura 2021 de la Liga MX y la actual versión de la Liga de Campeones de la Concacaf.

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During His Liverpool Prime, Luis Suárez Was The Best Player The Premier League Has Ever Seen

The rise of social media has been incredible for sports fans for a variety reasons, most notably the ability to stir up memories of obscure players randomly making exceptional plays.

This network of nostalgia is great for the soul, but the consequence is that players with a catalog that includes a couple of great goals suddenly become hyped beyond belief — which in turn often causes us to forget truly how great the top players were.

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