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10 top strikers who played for Atletico Madrid in the last two decades
10 top strikers who played for Atletico Madrid in the last two decades

Atletico Madrid is a team which has always had the luxury of having the best-attacking talents of the football world in their team. For many teams, replacing a star striker involves a lot of drama. For Atletico Madrid it is just a minor inconvenience. Countless times over the last two decades, Atletico have seen their star forwards move on to pastures new. However, on each occasion without fail, the Colchoneros have dusted themsel

Feb 10 2016
New York City FC linked with ex-Real Madrid star Iker Casillas
New York City FC linked with ex-Real Madrid star Iker Casillas

Casillas to follow other big names to MLS?MLS club New york City FC are interested in bringing Iker Casillas to the big apple. The Spanish International has been plying his trade with Porto since signing for them in 2015 from Real Madrid.The news comes after recent speculation that the goalkeeper might not remain as their first choice for much longer. Casillas is under contract with the Portuguese side until the end of 2016/17 season but Manchest

Feb 4 2016
Most surprising winners of European leagues in the 21st century
Most surprising winners of European leagues in the 21st century

Can Claudio Ranieri and Jamie Vardy lead Leicester to an improbable title win? the 2015-16 season has been a weird one as far major European football leagues are concerned. While Leicester City is mounting an incredibly unbelievable challenge for the EPL crown, just a point separates the top three teams in the Serie A and neither reigning Champions Juventus nor the runners-up A.S Roma are part of the trio. While in Spain, Atletico Madrid ha

Jan 10 2016
David Villa hails Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar as best trio ever in the history of Barcelona
David Villa hails Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Neymar as best trio ever in the history of Barcelona

David Villa represented Barcelona for three years before moving to rivals Atletico Madrid in 2013Former Spain striker David Villa has hailed the trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Luis Suarez, commonly known as MSN as “undoubtedly” the best attacking trio in the history of Barcelona football club.Villa happens to be the all-time leading goalscorer for the Spanish national team. He is the first Spanish footballer to have scored 5

Dec 24 2015
Comparing the best Barcelona trios of this century
Comparing the best Barcelona trios of this century

Without a hint of doubt, anyone can claim that Barcelona are the best team of this century. They have dominated domestic and European competitions, they have built amazing squads, they had and still have some of the best players in the world and they have numerous trophies to show for it. During this period of immense success, the Catalans have often had a trio perform outstandingly for them. For example, their current attacking trio of Messi, S

Top 10 nicknames of footballers
Top 10 nicknames of footballers

Over the years, having seen countless Brazilians have names that in no way relate to their original birth-names, I would think that it is safe to establish that nicknames have their unique place in football. Be it Pele, arguably one of the greatest footballers ever or more recently, Kaka, these players have adopted the supposed one word as their name in the footballing world. However, there are players who have nicknames from their teammates, or

Nov 24 2015
How sportstars across the world celebrated Halloween
How sportstars across the world celebrated Halloween

Halloween is a holiday annually celebrated on October 31. Some people hold Halloween parties on or around this date, where the hosts and guests often dress up as skeletons, ghosts or other scary figures. The celebration is commonly depicted by carved pumpkins, bats and spiders, to give the parties a spooky appearance. Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and m

Nov 1 2015
Video: Frank Lampard scores goal after assist is set up beautifully by Andrea Pirlo through ball
Video: Frank Lampard scores goal after assist is set up beautifully by Andrea Pirlo through ball

New York City FC enjoyed a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, courtesy of David Villa’s goal from the spot in stoppage time. The former Barcelona striker sent goalkeeper David Ousted the wrong way to register his 17th goal of the season and led the team to another victory in an exciting MLS encounter.  But it was former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard who gave his side an early lead in the

Sep 27 2015
5 times when fans couldn't believe teams didn't score a goal
5 times when fans couldn't believe teams didn't score a goal

David Villa managed to miss a sitter from 3 yards out against Lithuania The most grueling moments are the ones where we reach the closest to our destination and then snap out at the very last moment. Moments like those become the most haunted memories. So close, yet so far. In football, moments like these happen when the ball, inscrutably, fails to find the net. Either fantastic multiple saves or a divine intervention from the woodwork, th

Sep 2 2015
Can the MLS challenge the Big Four European leagues in the future?
Can the MLS challenge the Big Four European leagues in the future?

Steven Gerrard and Andrea Pirlo – two of the best midfielders of their generation – now play in the MLS On the 4th of July 1988, the United States of America celebrated its 212th Independence Day. The nation had recovered from the turbulence of the previous decades, and the fabled “American Dream” was the philosophy of an entire nation, accentuated by the overwhelmingly large number of movies, advertisements and nati

Aug 30 2015
Everything you need to know about the Major League Soccer and its teams
Everything you need to know about the Major League Soccer and its teams

Major League Soccer is one of the top 10 leagues in the world In the last couple of years the Major League Soccer has seen a tremendous rise in popularity. It represents football’s highest level both in the United States and Canada. The professional league is sanctioned by US Soccer and has seen the arrival of several big European stars like David Beckham, Thierry Henry and Robbie Keane in recent yea

Aug 26 2015
Highlights: Keane, Dos Santos and Gerrard shine as LA Galaxy thrash New York City 5-1
Highlights: Keane, Dos Santos and Gerrard shine as LA Galaxy thrash New York City 5-1

After a lot of hype before the big game between Los Angeles Galaxy and New York City FC, it was the Galaxy side that came out on top as they completely dominated the game to win 5-1 and top the Western Conference table. Goals from Gyasi Zardes, Robbie Keane (2 goals), Giovani dos Santos and Sebastian Lletget ensured they would take all three points. David Villa scored a consolation goal for New York City, albeit from the penalty spot.

Aug 24 2015
Video: LA Galaxy players make hilarious parody of New York City legends' photo shoot
Video: LA Galaxy players make hilarious parody of New York City legends' photo shoot

The MLS may not be the most followed football league in the world, but the rivalry between two of its popular teams seems to have reached a point where they have taken their battles off the field as well. Los Angeles Galaxy take on New York City FC on Sunday and the LA-based team have already added fuel to the fire in this video. New York City FC had recently signed midfield legends like Italy’s Andrea Pirlo and England’s Frank Lam

Aug 21 2015
The La Liga top scorers - Who leads the all-time list, and who's on top among current players?
The La Liga top scorers - Who leads the all-time list, and who's on top among current players?

The La Liga is Europe’s strongest league over the past five seasons as per UEFA’s league coefficient rankings The Spanish La Liga of Liga BBVA is the most technically skillful league in the world, boasting some of the best players who have played the game. As per UEFA’s league coefficient rankings, the La Liga is the strongest league in Europe over the past five years. It’s no surprise, then, that the league has host

Aug 18 2015
Video: Andrea Pirlo sets up David Villa to bag first MLS assist
Video: Andrea Pirlo sets up David Villa to bag first MLS assist

Pirlo makes his mark against DC United New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo is off the mark in terms of assists in the MLS as the veteran Italian playmaker set up David Villa for his side’s second goal to defeat DC United 3-1 at home. DC United took the lead in the first half as Alvaro Saborio opened the scoring in the 36th minute after Chris Rolfe intercepted a back-pass error from Pirlo in midfield and ran down the lef

Aug 14 2015
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