Tag Archives: Copa America Centenario

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 72 (06/28/16)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere and Paul Farrell discuss Lionel Messi’s announced retirement from national team duty with Argentina, as well as Chile’s Copa America Centenario triumph. The boys also look forward to the Euro 2016 quarterfinals. Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny

Messi’s retirement from national team overshadows Chile’s Copa America triumph

By Eric Krakauer East Rutherford, N.J – Chile won their second consecutive Copa America (a Centenario, no less) but it was Lionel Messi who inevitably became the story. It was always going to be about Messi. Had Argentina won the Copa, Messi would have been celebrated for ending a trophy drought that has lasted for over… Read More »

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 71 (06/23/16)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere and Paul Farrell dissect the US men’s national team semifinal loss to Argentina in the Copa America, and look forward to the final at Met Life Stadium between last year’s Copa finalists. The boys also debate the expanded European Championship after the group stage conclusion, and analyze the round of… Read More »

Bigsoccerhead Podcast: Episode 70 (06/13/16)

Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere, and a particularly prickly Paul Farrell welcome Kristan Heneage (Yahoo, The Guardian, ITV) back to the podcast to discuss Copa America and Euro 2016. Follow Eric Krakauer on Twitter @bigsoccerheadny   [contact-form to=’bigsoccerhead@yahoo.com’ subject=’Comment on Bigsoccehead’][contact-field label=Name type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=Comment type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][/contact-form]

Jurgen Klinsmann is wrong to call Euro 2016 diluted

With the two massive continental tournaments just around the corner, Scott Nicholls evaluates Jurgen Klinsmann’s claim that the Copa America is tougher to play in than its “diluted” European counterpart. New York, NY — Most of my most prominent footballing memories growing up were ones of England trying, and usually spectacularly failing, at international tournaments.… Read More »