Who would win a non Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or award?

The Ballon d’Or started out as an award given out by French Football to the best European player in football. In 1995, that changed to include all players playing for European clubs and in 2007, all players around the world were included. From 2010-2015 the award was merged with FIFA’s Player of the Year award […]

Watch: Messi completes his hat trick as Barcelona rout Celtic

Celtic are a team that are capable not only of being exciting to watch but also punching above their weight class, when they play at home. When they travel away from Celtic Park, especially in the UEFA Champions League, to Camp Nou of all places it doesn’t usually end well for them. They did a […]

Watch: Celtic misses penalty and Messi immediately makes them pay

I don’t think anyone was surprised when it took Lionel Messi less then three minutes to open his Champions League scoring account at home to Celtic. What may have surprised people was that Celtic didn’t immediately melt away like many expected them to. Instead they hung in there giving Barcelona a match. 20 minutes later […]

Lionel Messi and father sentenced to 21 months in prison…will not serve time

Barcelona great and recently retired Argentina player Lionel Messi and his father have each been sentenced to 21 months in prison and issued a fine for tax fraud. But because of Spanish law, the sentences have been suspended and neither will serve time in prison. The Messi’s were initially investigated due to putting money in tax havens […]

Argentina’s mass retirement a signal to AFA to clean itself up

Argentinian soccer and the Argentinian Football Association have long been the subject of claims of mass corruption off the field. On the field, it has been all sorts of heartbreak for one of the most talented generations to never win a major title. Following a fourth major tournament final loss in a row, the biggest […]

BREAKING: Lionel Messi retires from Argentine National Team

After leading his team to the Copa America final, missing the first penalty for Argentina and having lost to Chile in penalty kicks for the second consecutive year, Lionel Messi has decided to retire from the Argentine national team. “It’s over. My time with the national team is done. We’ve been to four finals and […]

Lionel Messi has made his presence known in day 8 of Copa America

The triumphant return of Lionel Messi, some great free kick goals and a controversial handball call caps off what was match day eight in the Copa America. 1) Biggest Winner: Whoever Attended the Argentina/Panama Game in Person Seriously, I mean what a performance by Lionel Messi and in such a short time frame as well. […]

Group D of the Copa America Centenario shouldn’t have many surprises

Two of the best three teams on the planet (according to the sometimes dubious FIFA rankings) will share Group D at the Copa America Centenario this month. Argentina, the 14-time champion of South America, and Chile, the most recent Copa America winners, seem destined to fight for first place while Panama and Bolivia look to […]

VIDEO: Lionel Messi scores brilliant free kick goal from deep

If there weren’t any other reason to vote for Lionel Messi for the Ballon d’Or, Messi added another reason with this long range free kick that curved into the top right corner of the goal. Going against Deportivo La Coruna, Barcelona was denied the goal for far longer than they probably expected to. But in […]

FIFA announces finalists for Ballon d’Or, other awards

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar are the three finalists for the Ballon d’Or trophy, FIFA announced today. Ronaldo has won the award, given each year to the world’s best player, for the past two seasons. Messi won it for four straight years before that. Those awards, and a few others, will be given out […]

VIDEO: He’s back, Lionel Messi scores goal in first start back from injury

It took 18 minutes today and a disallowed goal that should’ve counted but Lionel Messi is now officially back, scoring in his first start after being back from a knee injury. Messi put Barcelona up to a 2-0 lead against Roma in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Barcelona has been routinely attempting throughballs over […]

PIC: Lionel Messi hates mornings, he’s just like us

Lionel Messi received a great gift from Barcelona teammate Luis Suarez that will cause him to be able to express his disgust with mornings like everybody else. Messi took to Instagram to thank Suarez for his gift, a Grumpy pajama set, as he’s getting over his knee injury. Gracias a mi amigo @luissuarez9 por el […]