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.

Neymar's Netflix Series Is Fascinating In Ways That Neymar Probably Didn't Intend

Warning: Spoilers Ahead (Brazil doesn't win the 2014 World Cup) 

"He's in constant chaos, you know? He often creates it," says Dani Alves with a laugh during the opening of Neymar's new Netflix documentary. "He seems to enjoy that perfect chaos."

And with that we not only have the basis of the title — Neymar: The Perfect Chaos — but a good synopsis of the polarizing footballer who delights in the roles of entertainer, savior, clown, antihero and villain without ever really knowing, or caring, which mask he's going to don on any given day. 

Once Again, The USMNT Roster Isn’t Full Strength; Here’s The Best Possible Lineup Vs. El Salvador

The USMNT will begin its next World Cup qualifying campaign window with a home game against El Salvador in Columbus, Ohio, at 7 p.m. ET. The 28-man roster was announced on Jan. 21; now the starting USMNT lineup needs to be decided.

Head coach Gregg Berhalter routinely employs a 4-3-3 formation with his squads and would be expected to do so again against El Salvador. With the players he has chosen, this is the starting lineup expected for Thursday.

John Terry’s Incessant Promotion Of Monkey NFTs Has Landed Him In Trouble And I’m Thrilled

The John Terry NFT drama has overwhelmed my Twitter feed, and I’m close to reaching my breaking point. Apologies NFT bros and gals, but your non-fungible tokens mean nothing to me and I hate them. Chelsea, the Premier League and UEFA are also looking into Terry’s nonsense over copyright concerns.

What Exactly Is Terry Doing?

The Chelsea legend has teamed up with “Ape Kids Club” to promote these ridiculous-looking baby apes NFT’s. 

Spotify Is Set To Become Barcelona's Main Sponsor, So We Made The Ultimate Barça Playlist

According to the latest reports, Barcelona is set to chip away at its $1.5 billion debt with a couple new shirt sponsorship deals following the expiration of its current contracts with Rakuten (front of the shirt) and Beko (sleeve). Spotify will become the new main sponsor on a five-year deal worth $384 million ($77 million per year) and Polkadot (a cryptocurrency) goes on the sleeve in another five-tear deal worth $113 million ($23 million per year).

What If The USMNT Isn't Actually Embracing The Cold And This Was All A Terrible Idea?

It is, we're learning, a question that can be framed in countless ways — "Will it be an advantage? But will it really be an advantage? How will you prepare? How will you mentally prepare? Will you put hot chicken broth in your water bottle so it doesn't freeze?" — but really only ever has one definitive plan of action: Deal with it. 

I Guessed 80% Of Berhalter’s January WCQ Roster Correct; These Five Players I Missed Need To Impress

USMNT head coach Gregg Berhalter released the latest national-team roster that has, as always, caused controversy. Before we get into the roster, let’s see who Berhalter thinks has what it takes to qualify the USMNT for Qatar.

Ridiculous Gregg Berhalter Volley Has Me Thinking He’s The USMNT’s Best Option For Starting Striker

The U.S. men’s national team has a striker problem. Players like Ricardo Pepi, Jordan Pefok, Gyasi Zardes and Daryl Dike have all attempted to fill the No. 9 vacancy on the team with mixed results. The team has been searching for an answer, but little did they know the solution has been one step away from the field this whole time.

Gregg Berhalter needs a go at striker. Don’t believe me? Check out this video from the USMNT’s Arizona training camp and try telling me that Mr. Nike Shirt couldn’t score a goal for this team.

The Most Hyped Brazilian Teenager Since Neymar Just Hit A Ridiculous Bicycle Kick

Three days ago, The Mirror reported that scouts from Barcelona, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City were all at the Copa São Paulo de Futebol Junior Championships to watch 15-year-old Palmeiras phenom Endrick — who's already progressed to Brazil's U-20 squad and is spoken of in the same reverent tones that persuaded much of the globe to find an illegal stream of a Santos match to watch the prodigy known as Neymar.

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