European Player Spotlight: Mario Balotelli

European Player Spotlight: Mario Balotelli

  by Dawn Elizabeth Lifsey (@baloteIlli) It’s hard to believe Mario Balotelli is only 24 because it seems like he’s been around forever. The young Liverpool striker has had a colorful and controversial career so far, gaining a bad reputation for being egotistical...
Long Distance Relationships: Following from Afar

Long Distance Relationships: Following from Afar

By Alyssa Pierce @UrBabyKate For much of America, the word ‘soccer’ evokes images of kids in shin guards, moms in mini-vans, orange slices and juice boxes. But for so many others, it’s a passion that can ignite a variety of emotions—a passion that consumes.  So for...
Alyssa Pierce: The Transfer Window

Alyssa Pierce: The Transfer Window

By Alyssa Pierce @UrBabyKate Summer in the life of a soccer fan is a bittersweet time—a spring of new hope for a new season, but at times teetering on the verge of a waking nightmare. As followers of The Beautiful Game, we enjoy the advantage of a long, sweet...