Faro, Portugal – The unthinkable became a reality only two weeks after Benfica celebrated its second successive title in Lisbon’s Marques de Pombal Square. In an unprecedented move, Jorge Jesus, the man largely responsible for the club’s return to domestic glory, jumped ship for bitter rivals, Sporting Clube Portugal. Jesus’ potential departure from Benfica was… Read More »
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.
In one of the more eagerly anticipated Lisbon derbies in recent memory, Sporting and Benfica played to a one-goal draw at the Alvalade Stadium. Sporting’s progressive evolution, coupled with Benfica’s inconsistent start to the second half of the season, meant that a win for Marco Silva’s team would reignite the chase for the league title,… Read More »
In bigsoccerhead’s inaugural podcast… Eric Krakauer and Sirius XM’s Cristiano Oliveira discuss FIFA’s ban of third party ownership, the Sporting – FC Porto classic, Wayne Rooney’s turbulent captaincy, Liverpool’s slow start to the Premier League, as well as the Red Bulls’ heavy defeat at the hands of the LA Galaxy.