Topic: Spain

August 15, 2013

For the past few years, many football fans have looked upon the success of FC Barcelona with disdain. As the sun sets on Barca's run of greatness, we must ask ourselves: were we  just a bunch of haters?

August 5, 2013

Spain has been the best team in international soccer for several years, and Xavi Hernandez has been the player most important to their success and identity. Yet, after many difficulties in the Confederations Cup and broader changes in club soccer, is it time to phase him out of the team's plans?

January 29, 2013

Why do you hate Pepe? Looking beyond particulars such as that Messi hand stamp (and subsequent disingenuous apology that would make Lance Armstrong look sincere), the reasons you hate Pepe can be easily classified. However, here's the odd part: the reasons you hate Pepe are also the reasons you should (and deep down do) love him. 

November 28, 2012

Playing against Ricky Rubio is harrowing and envy-inducing, as this former European pro can attest. But the point guard prodigy is playing against more than just his match-ups, and how he'll fare against that broader opposition is not quite clear yet.

June 26, 2012

We've all watched as the Spanish march towards the immortals in this year's European Championships. Whether or not we'll be eternally bored by them if they get there is a completely different question.