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Soccer Racism Highlights Europe's Struggle With Transition and Entrenched Racism

James Dorsey | Posted 02.23.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Recent soccer-related racism highlights European nations' tortured transition from ethnically relatively homogeneous to multicultural immigration societies amid a resurgence of entrenched racial, including anti-Semitic, attitudes that flourish in times of economic crisis and are not limited to Muslim communities.

Gareth Bale's Inch-Perfect Free Kick Is Unfair, Unstoppable

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 01.12.2015 | Sports

One must be quite skilled at free kicks in order to make Cristiano Ronaldo a spectator when a chance arises. Gareth Bale is that skilled. The Real...

Atletico Tops Real In All-Madrid Copa Del Rey Clash

Posted 01.07.2015 | Sports

By Atletico Madrid took charge of its Copa del Rey last-16 meeting with archrival Real Madrid with a 2-0 victory in the first leg at Vicen...

Cristiano Ronaldo Buys Crazy-Expensive Gifts For Teammates

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.16.2014 | Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo just scored big with his teammates off the field. To celebrate Real Madrid's Champions League triumph, the soccer star bought his...

World Cup Hero Delivers (Another) Must-See Wonder Goal

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.01.2014 | Sports

James Rodriguez still has it. The breakout star of the 2014 World Cup for Colombia, Rodriguez is still scoring goals capable of making the entire worl...

HIGHLIGHTS: Real Madrid Roars Back For El Clasico Victory | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports

By Dom Farrell, The home side was in irrepressible form, hitting three straight goals after falling behind in the game's first five minute...

WATCH: Ronaldo Scores Twice As Madrid Unveils New Lineup

Posted 08.12.2014 | Sports

By Real Madrid claimed the UEFA Super Cup after two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a 2-0 win over Sevilla on Tuesday. Gareth Bale ...

Champions Cup Success Another Sign Soccer Is Growing In America

Jesse Lawrence | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports
Jesse Lawrence

In the final there were tickets as cheap as $20 on the secondary market, but the average price was $142.75. That's an increase of the prices from the final last year, which averaged $135.82 with Real Madrid facing Chelsea.

Report: Real Madrid Snags World Cup Breakout Star | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports

By Duncan Castles, Real Madrid has reached an agreement with Monaco for the transfer of James Rodriguez, Goal International reports. In...

Soccer Legend Dies

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 09.06.2014 | Sports

MADRID (AP) — Alfredo Di Stefano, the player Real Madrid has hailed as the most important component in its mid-20th century ascent to becoming a glo...

Spanish Reign Ends, Tiki-Taka Fails

David Shams | Posted 08.19.2014 | Sports
David Shams

The writing was on the wall a little over five years ago, when La Roja were upset by the U.S. in the Confederations Cup in South Africa. At the time, few chose to recognize exactly what the U.S. had done.

Real Madrid Punished For Fans' Racist Behavior

AP | Posted 05.30.2014 | Sports

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Champions League winner Real Madrid was punished by UEFA on Friday for racist behavior by its fans during a semifinal match...

Ronaldo's Abs Are The Champions Of Europe

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2014 | Sports

It took 120 minutes but Cristiano Ronaldo finally took off his shirt. After converting a penalty kick for the last goal in Real Madrid's 4-1 win o...

LOOK: That Moment When You Realize You Scored The Winning Goal In The Champions League Final

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.24.2014 | Sports

This was the moment Gareth Bale was meant to be in. With the final of the Champions League deadlocked 1-1 in the the second period of extra time, t...

HIGHLIGHTS: Real Madrid Rally Past Atletico In Champions League Final

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 07.24.2014 | Sports

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Real Madrid's record 10th European title will be written down as a 4-1 victory over Atletico Madrid. In reality, "La Decima"...

Reclamation Project: Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB)

Richard-John Mensing, Jr. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Sports
Richard-John Mensing, Jr.

Barcelona's pedigree has taken a hit. The caliber of the Catalans has suffered. Luis Enrique's hire is meant to stop the bleeding, restore confidence and return the club to its rightful place -- and not just back on top of La Liga.

Madrid Is the Current Capital of the Soccer World: But It Is a Most Divided One

Andrei Markovits | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Andrei Markovits

On Saturday, May 24, Real Madrid will be confronting Atlético de Madrid in Lisbon to decide the 2014 European club champion. On virtually all measures -- cultural, social, symbolic, historical -- the gap between these two clubs could not be greater.

The Soccer Capital Of The World

AP | PAUL LOGOTHETIS | Posted 07.01.2014 | Sports

MADRID (AP) — Madrid is the capital of soccer these days: Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid in the Champions League final. Atletico def...

WATCH: This Goal Shows The Beauty Of Teamwork

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.24.2014 | Sports

Soccer isn't called "the beautiful game" just for Cristiano Ronaldo's looks. The global pastime is played by skilled athletes capable of astoundin...

GIF: Real Madrid Spent A Fortune On Gareth Bale For Clasico Goals Like This Against Barcelona

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports

Speed is a scalar quantity that measures how fast an object is moving. Velocity is a vector quantity that measures the rate of change of the position ...

Dissecting the World's Greatest Sports Rivalry

Ryan Madden | Posted 06.15.2014 | Sports
Ryan Madden

Steeped in history and politics, Real Madrid versus Barcelona is the world's greatest sporting rivalry. It may also be killing La Liga.

Champions League Semifinal Draw Sets Up Final-Worthy Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich Clash

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports

The best isn't always saved for last. In a clash of European titans, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich were paired in an epic Champions League semifin...

Real Madrid Has No Defense As It Surrenders Title Supremacy | Posted 03.24.2014 | Sports

By Ben Hayward, Everything had appeared in Real Madrid's favor. With Barcelona faltering in recent weeks and Atletico also slipping, Carlo...

How Many Schalke Defenders Would It Take To Stop Gareth Bale?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 02.26.2014 | Sports

How many Schalke defenders does it take to stop Gareth Bale? While the 6-1 scoreline of Real Madrid's win over the Bundesliga side on Wednesday ev...

Why This Real Madrid Pupil Put A Pro Soccer Career On Hold

VOXXI | Jose Oliveros | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

In a pool of over 50 college players vying for the attention of soccer coaches from the Major League Soccer and beyond and trying to bolster their cha...