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HAMPERS | Outdated Rule Harms Europe’s Top Tournament

HAMPERS | Outdated Rule Harms Europe’s Top Tournament

Last week marked the beginning of the knockout stage of the Champions League, the most prestigious annual soccer tournament contested by Europe’s top clubs. The competition will produce several high-quality games as the remaining 16 teams play each knockout round over two 90-minute legs — one at home and one[Read More…]

by February 19, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Guardiola Inspires City to Strong Start

CRAIGE: Guardiola Inspires City to Strong Start

As crazy as it sounds, we are already five weeks into the 2016-17 English Premier League season. Thus far, the Premier League has gotten off to a great start without the insanity typical of last season. The big clubs are back to their winning ways with a few teams like[Read More…]

by September 20, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Champions League Group Stage Preview

CRAIGE: Champions League Group Stage Preview

With all of the domestic leagues finally up and running, it seems hard to believe that there is more soccer still to come. In just two weeks, the group stages of the UEFA Champions League will join the ranks, giving us something to watch Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This year’s Champions[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Kanté’s Departure Could Spell End to Leicester’s Run

CRAIGE: Kanté’s Departure Could Spell End to Leicester’s Run

The Little Engine That Could. The Ultimate Cinderella Team. Both of these titles describe the most wonderful surprise of all surprises: the English Premier League champion Leicester City. Most of us are already wondering if the Foxes will be able to carry that shock momentum with them as they take[Read More…]

by July 19, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Thriller Puts Europa League in Spotlight

CRAIGE: Thriller Puts Europa League in Spotlight

Normally, the Europa League is largely ignored in the soccer world. As the competition where the second-best teams go — those who either could not make it into the Champions League or were bounced out in the group stage — most people usually give it little thought. The only bright[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: FA Cup Gives Low-Tier Teams Chance to Shine

CRAIGE: FA Cup Gives Low-Tier Teams Chance to Shine

With the return of the Champions League, as well as regular domestic games and other competitions, February is always a hectic month in the soccer world. It is no surprise that many players get injured — we are looking at you, Wayne Rooney. With the Premier League not in action[Read More…]

by February 23, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
CRAIGE: Champions League Dominates Headlines

CRAIGE: Champions League Dominates Headlines

The past few weeks of the international soccer season have been filled with excitement and, if you’re like me, filled with woe at the same time. Massive upsets, “what were they thinking” moments and incredible goals have provided us with a fantastic start to the soccer season. Here’s a look[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 3 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA: Tie Complicates the Champions League

SANTAMARIA: Tie Complicates the Champions League

Every team has its kryptonite, and for Real Madrid, it’s rival club Atletico Madrid. Since dismantling Atletico 4-1 to win the 2014 UEFA Champions League, Europe’s premier interleague tournament, last May, Real had yet to win against its crosstown counterpart in six matches prior to Tuesday. True to form, Real[Read More…]

by April 16, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

The Curious Case of Courtois’ Clause

Atlético Madrid has been the surprise of European football this season. After years and years of Barcelona and Real Madrid battling for Spanish supremacy without even a thought to other challengers, the small, cash-strapped club has stormed into the fray to break the stranglehold. Atlético currently enjoys a slim, late[Read More…]

by April 25, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Clasico Tie Raises Stakes in Champions League Semifinals

We are 39 days away from the Champions League final in London’s Wembley Stadium, and the excitement of the quarterfinal ties is likely to be upstaged by two stellar semifinal matchups. One semifinal pits fierce rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid against each other, while the other will give Manchester United[Read More…]

by April 19, 2011 0 comments Sports