Category Archives: Champions League

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 74 – Season 3 Kick-Off (08/29/16)

Eric Krakauer and Jason Le Miere kick-off Bigsoccerhead’s 3rd season by discussing what they learned during the opening weeks of Europe’s top leagues. From the Premier League to the Champions League, Eric and Jason analyze the biggest events in the early goings of Europe’s beautiful game. Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny Have your say… Read More »

Zidane has to make tough decisions about Real Madrid’s bloated midfield

By Brian Fonseca EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Real Madrid completed its preseason tour of North America with a 1-0 victory over Bayern Munich at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, Wednesday night, but the final result was the least important detail of the night. Three players who participated in the two international tournaments this… Read More »

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Season Finale / Episode 34 (06/08/15)

Eric Krakauer and Jason Le Miere welcome Andrew Jarell Jones (The Intercept/The Guardian/World Soccer Talk/MSNBC) to the podcast to analyze the Champions League final. Andrew and the boys also discuss the soccer week that was, predict next season’s biggest stories, and divulge their best elevens of the season.

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 29 (05/05/15)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere, and Paul Farrell discuss Jose Mourinho’s comments about Premier League strength, as well as John Carver’s explosive comments after Newcastle’s eighth defeat in a row. Eric, Jason, and Paul also analyze Pep Guardiola’s return to Barcelona for the Champions League semifinals, and talk pichichi race between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel… Read More »

Videos of the Week: Messi’s ‘goals,’ David Luiz’ return, and a Brazilian bicycle

We all know that Lionel Messi won’t let anything stand in the way of his goals; however, few of us realized that the Argentine’s determination extends beyond the field of play. Below, Messi shows everyone just how to get ‘around’ those pesky autograph seekers: ____ David Luiz has a way of working himself into the… Read More »

Only merciless approach will rid football of racism

 This article first appeared in This past week wasn’t a good one for football, as racism reared its ugly head, once again. On Monday, Arrigo Sacchi, the man who coached AC Milan to two consecutive European Cups and guided Italy to a World Cup final in 1994, claimed that there were “too many black… Read More »

When David Luiz does’t agree with the referee’s decision

Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny In an exciting Champions League battle between Paris Saint Germain and Chelsea at the Parc des Princes, it was David Luiz who stole the show. The former Chelsea and Benfica player wasn’t too happy with the location of a free-kick, and quickly remedied the problem – not only ensuring… Read More »