This is why the gaffer is going to the press almost begging for a Szczesny deal. Despite the criticism of his play and his frequent injuries, the Pole is Roma's best option in net this season. Alisson is an intriguing talent, and one day could do for i Giallorossi what Julio Cesar did for Inter.… Continue reading Roma Still Waiting for Arsenal Keeper Szczesny – CdT
For World Soccer Talk, I wrote two stories about issues that are "off the pitch" and of interest to non-soccer fans. Top 10 Lines to Use if You Want to Sound Smart About the World Cup The Brazil Protests and FIFA's Future
FIFA will have to think hard about who they assign to referee the Brazil matches. No doubt the crowd intimidated the referee in the Brazil-Croatia match and that had a major impact. Those crowds are passionate and into it, and it will take a strong official to resist giving in to the intimidation. Croatia should… Continue reading Quick Thoughts on Day One of the World Cup
As part of my work for Forza Italian Football, I am part of the "Group G" team that will be covering that group for the 2014 World Cup. It is undoubtedly one of the tightest groups (hence the "Group of Death" moniker) so the work has been exciting. Here are some articles you need to… Continue reading Forza Italian Football – My World Cup Articles
I engaged in a bit of hypothetical thought last night and came up an outrageous scenario: what if a newly created nation gained entrance to the World Cup and could call up any player whose nation was not already in the World Cup. What would that team look like? How would it do? No surprise,… Continue reading World Soccer Talk – Would a Team of Non-WC Players Win the World Cup?