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Ireland

Ireland Top League Dropping to 10 Teams Doesn’t Solve Larger Issues

The FA of Ireland announced last week that 2017 will be the final year of the top professional division having 12 teams. At the end of the next season, three teams will be relegated from the SSE Aitricity League (Premeir League) to the First Division, and only the First Division champion will be promoted. Thus, beginning…

alternative

Seven Alternatives to Big Name Soccer Clubs From the Same City

Say you are taking a trip to Spain and while in Barcelona you want to take in a match. Of course you go on the weekend of El Clasico, so while tickets may be available, you have not had time to mortgage your condo to buy them. Or maybe the thought of giving money to…

US soccer

Hey USMNT Fans, It’s OK to Play for a Minnow!

One of the constant debates for USMNT fans is where the best American players should play. Any time a men’s player shows promise, the debate rages over the best location for them. The loudest voices tend to fall into a general camp of “play for a top European team or play in MLS”. This means of…

Europa League Round of 32 Draw: What Minnows Could Upset Big Names

As the giants found out who they would battle for the Champions League crown, the Europa League also held its draw yesterday. The Europa League provides expanded opportunities for smaller clubs in bigger leagues, or any club in a smaller league, to take down a giant while working towards a trophy. Many of the biggest…

Real Oviedo Continue Climb Up the Table with 1-0 Win Over Nastic

Real Oviedo sit within four points of a promotion spot with a 1-0 victory over Gimnastic today at Carlos Tartiere. After 17 league matches, Oviedo have 26 points and sit fifth in the table; third place Sevilla Atletico have 27 and second place Girona FC have 30. The scoring in today’s match was finished early as Toche…

Santa

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (FC): The Story of the Most Christmas Club Ever

If you think you are too old to believe in Santa Claus, think again. Because not only should you believe in Santa Claus, you should believe in their promotion chances. FC Santa Claus Arctic Circle is a Finnish soccer club founded in 1993. They are based in Rovaniemi, Finland, which is the capital of Finland’s…

Genoa

A History of Genoa

When we think of Italian soccer, we generally think of the Milan clubs, Juventus, Napoli, and the Rome clubs. But what if I told you that none of them won the first Italian title or were the best in the early history of soccer? It’s a smaller club called Genoa, a club that happens to…

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