Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere, and Paul Farrell discuss the rift between Arsene Wenger and wantaway Alexis Sanchez, after the Chilean was limited to a substitute appearance in Arsenal’s loss at Anfield. Additionally, the boys assess Major League Soccer’s opening weekend, and debate US Soccer’s new bylaw, which requires national players to stand during the playing… Read More »
Eric Krakauer, Jason Le Miere and Paul Farrell try to come to terms with the Leicester City miracle, as the Foxes clinch the Premier League title. The boys also dedicate the Leftovers segment to the Champions League, the Copa America Centenario preliminary rosters, and enthusiastically mock the title race in Portugal. Follow Eric Krakauer on… Read More »
Eric Krakauer welcomes Gianfranco Panizo of SBIsoccer.com to discuss the MLS opening weekend, as the defending Supporters Shield champs, the New York Red Bulls, start their season with a defeat at the hands of Toronto FC, while New York City FC starts its season with a feast of goals. The podcast also welcomes Alfredo Fumaças… Read More »
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 »
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.
This article first appeared in Football.com “It can only get better.” The hopeful axiom is one that has become quite popular among Sporting Lisbon fans. After enduring the worst season in its history, the Lisbon Lions are about to embark on a new season that will serve, if nothing else, to restore some dignity. Anguish… Read More »