Barca: Making of Greatest Team in World
It’s like something from a doomed sitcom script. Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta fetch up in Glasgow to spend a season on loan at Rangers. The two most talented youngsters at Barcelona are thrown in at the deep end in the Scottish Premier League for a few months to see if they can, eh, hack it when the tackles are flying. Aside from dealing with the punishment and the sectarianism, the duo must play for Alex McLeish, the tactical genius who believes Emile Heskey is a better midfield option than Stephen Ireland. Imagine the fun and games that could ensue. Continue Reading
Guide to the Galaxy
The 2012 MLS season is upon us, and it’s a safe bet that I’m not the only one buzzing with excitement.
Fans across the U.S. and Canada are preparing for their favorite team’s opening match, stocking up on food and beverages for tailgates, gear to wear to the game, and of course, analyzing every off season move made by their team. Continue Reading
Heady Days in Toronto
Yesterday was a good day for soccer in Toronto; one of those heady days you can point to as a moment when something niche and exciting crept from the margins to survey the limelight full bore. The first leg of the CCL quarterfinals, featuring the LA Galaxy and Toronto FC, impacted Toronto’s soccer scene beyond the timeworn grassroots level. Last night was more about the rituals of TFC and football being asserted into the consciousness of Toronto sports fans, not just its traditional football audience of immigrants and anglophiles. Continue Reading