Monthly Archives: May 2015
Posted: May 31, 2015|Categories: PSV Eindhoven
This year, PSV Eindhoven put a decisive end to the four-year Eredivisie winning streak of Ajax, beating the defending champions 88 points to 71 in order to take the Dutch national football championship. They were led by Netherlands native Memphis Depay, who scored 22 goals in league (and 28 overall) to become Eindhoven's strongest offensive star in years. However, with Depay on his way to Manchester United for the next phase of his career, PSV will have to find a way to defend their title in 2015 2016 without their single best player. It's a tall order, and a situation that could allow Ajax to slip back into the top spot if the Red and Whites aren't careful! We take a look at
Posted: May 31, 2015|Categories: Atletico Madrid|
What happened? Take a look at the Atletico Madrid 2014 - 2015 season and compare it to a year ago, Atletico Madrid were on top of the world-or, at very least, on the top of Spanish football. They'd clinched the 2013 2014 La Liga title, beating out both Barcelona and Real Madrid by three points, and making it all the way to the finals of the UEFA Champions League. They might not have had a player with the star power of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi-though Diego Costa did finish just one goal behind Messi on the top goalscorers list for the season-but the Mattress Makers ended the year as the best team.
Fast forward to the end of the 2014 2015 campaign, though, and everything is different. The wearers of the Atletico Madrid away shirt 2014 2015 won't defend their La Liga title, and will instead settle for third place. They also exited the Copa del Rey with a quarterfinal loss against Barcelona (though not before they had a chance to beat Real Madrid in the round of
Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure has been a core component of Manchester City's offense since he first arrived in the English Premier League back in 2010. However, with rumors swirling about the 32-year-old midfielder's future, it appears that his days at Etihad Stadium-and in the EPL, in general-could be over. Yaya Toure transfer rumors, is his next destination Inter Milan?
Indeed, Internazionale vice president Javier Zanetti recently told the press that the Black and Blues were finalizing negotiations to bring Toure to Italy. The Ivory Coast midfielder has never played for a Serie A team, having begun his senior football career in Belgium (at Beveren) and competed in both the Ukraine (Metalurh Donetsk) and Greece (Olympiacos)
After a shock-filled, action-packed run in the 2014 2015 UEFA Champions League, it all comes down to this. On Saturday, June 6th, the entire football world will turn its attention to the Olympiastadion in Berlin, where Italy's Juventus and Spain's FC Barcelona will face off for Europe's most prestigious club football championship. Who will win? Who will lose? Who will end the tournament as the top goal scorer? What surprises could be in store? This Champions League final 2015 preview will attempt to answer these questions and more!
Celebrate the big game by showing your support for one team or the other. At Soccer Box, we still have stock available of both Juve and Barca kits. The Zebras will
Posted: May 29, 2015|Categories: Chelsea
John Terry first captained the Chelsea soccer club in December 2001, filling in for then team leader Marcel Desailly. It was a mere preview of what kind of footballer Terry would become, both as a defender and a leader. In the 2004 2005 season, following Desailly's retirement from professional football, Terry was selected by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as the permanent captain for the squad. The rest, as they say, is history! Read on as we assess the John Terry Premier League history and analyze his contribution to Chelsea FC and the EPL.
When John Terry dons the Chelsea home jersey 2014 2015 on May 24th for the final game of his team's 2014 2015 Premier League campaign
Posted: May 29, 2015|Categories: ac-milan|
On Sunday, May 24th, AC Milan lost 2-3 in an away fixture against Sassuolo, nearly tumbling out of the Serie A top 10. The match was representative of everything that has been wrong with the Red and Blacks this year, from failing to play effective defense, to losing throwaway fixtures that-a few years ago, at least-they could have won in their sleep. The question is, what happened? Why did the AC Milan football club lose their mojo? Can they find it again? And ultimately what are the AC Milan Serie A 2015 - 2016 prospects?
If you are like most Red and Blacks fans, then you are already eager to forget about the 2014 2015 season and to start thinking
What's going on with the Carlos Tevez Boca Juniors rumors? The Argentine forward has had a tremendous season at Juventus FC, serving as the football club's top goalscorer for the second year in a row. He's played a huge role in Juve's 2014 2015 Serie A victory-he's actually the top scorer for the entire division-as well as in the team's campaign for the UEFA Champions League title. However, despite all of these superlatives, rumors have been swirling as of late that Tevez is unhappy in Italy and wants to return to Argentina-or, more specifically, to his hometown football club, Boca Juniors.
Tevez, of course, started his senior career at Boca all the way back in 2001. He played four seasons there-making 110 appearances
Posted: May 28, 2015|Categories: Arsenal
There was a point in the 2014 2015 Premier League season where it looked like Arsenal were going to finish in second place. With a huge 4-1 home win over Liverpool in the 31st week of competition, the Gunners even displaced Manchester City from the runner-up slot. The takeover was temporary, though. A scoreless draw against Chelsea just a few weeks later dropped Arsenal back into third, while a surprising loss against Swansea City on May 11th more or less ended the football club's chances of finishing the year in second. In the eyes of fans, though, the fault for the poor turn of events didn't lie with Swansea for winning the game, or even with Man City. Rather, another opponent
Posted: May 27, 2015|Categories: Ajax|
Do runner-up finishes get any more disappointing than Ajax's second-place finish in the 2014-15 Eredivisie? It's tough to think of a scenario where coming in second could feel so much like losing, but fans in the Ajax football shirt are definitely feeling more than a little bit miffed now that the 2014 2015 Dutch football season is officially on the books. This Ajax 2014-15 review will look at the season in its entirety and assess how can they get back to the top spot in the 2015-16 campaign.
This year, the wearers of the Ajax away shirt 2014 2015 were shooting for a fifth consecutive title in the Eredivisie. No team has ever won five Netherlands national league championships in a row, so the Lancers were striving to make history
Posted: May 27, 2015|Categories: Anderlecht|
Most of the world's football leagues operate in the same manner, which makes them both reliably entertaining for old fans and readily accessible for newcomers, but the Belgian Pro League playoff system is different. The traditional system, used by most leagues, is simple, and it works: a number of teams compete in a round robin, division-based system, playing every other team in the league twice (both at home and away) in a lengthy run from late summer to mid-spring. Each win is worth three points, each draw is worth one point, and each loss is worth zero points. The soccer club with the most points in a division at the end of the season, naturally, wins the league.
If you've paid attention to the association football world at all, you are already familiar with this system. So why does the Belgian Pro League operate in a different way? And is Belgium's way of organizing their league season better or worse than the way most other countries do it?