Yes, that was Hall of Fame catcher Mike Piazza at the Miami FC game last week. It turns out the 12-time All-Star, a longtime Miami resident, is a huge soccer fan. So much so that he is the majority owner of Italian third-division team AC Reggiana, a club 100 miles south of Milan. He bought the team last year. Piazza chatted about team ownership wit...

Although Francesco Totti will not be offered a new contract by AS Roma at the end of the season, ending his 25-year association with the club, he has yet to state his intention to retire. If the 40-year-old wants to continue his career, he may be able to do so in the United States. La Gazzetta dello Sport suggested on Tuesday that Totti could be te...

Jose Mourinho once remarked that “everyone in Italy thinks they are a coach”. This should come as no surprise given the astonishing levels of success enjoyed by Italians in the managerial world. On Friday, Antonio Conte became the fourth Italian boss in eight seasons to win the Premier League as Chelsea defeated West Brom at The Hawthorns. He follo...

There’s a new game in town. Or, more accurately, there’s a new league -- playing an old game in a new way. James Johnson and his family moved to Helena from Louisiana five years ago. They quickly became involved in the local soccer community, but Johnson felt something was missing.  “I have a National D coaching license, and from the beginning I...

This is the interview #160 I publish with We the Italians. Looking back, I am astonished and proud and honored when I understand how great, committed and excellent are the people that gave me the privilege to share with me and our readers their stories, their pride of being Italian, their knowledge about 159 different point of view from which anali...

Juventus are looking so strong this season, is this one of the best versions of the side you have ever seen? Not in terms of players. Just look at the past when there were people like Zidane...maybe they were better, then. But I do think that Juventus have a great chance of winning the Champions League. They have put together a strong defence...eve...

The Miami FC announced the launch of the Miami FC Junior Camp, debuting this July in partnership with Doral Soccer Club and the Italian Soccer Academy. The first-ever Miami FC Junior Camp is set to take place at Morgan Levy Park in Doral, July 10-14 and is open to boys and girls ages 6-16. This marks another important step by the club to make Miami...

Foreign ownership has been a trend for many of Europe’s top leagues over the last two decades. Most clubs purchased from foreign owners have been in the Premier League. Over the last few seasons Serie A has seen an influx of new owners from various clubs all over the football pyramid. In particular there has been a notable trend of American ownersh...

Con un ricevimento al Consolato generale d’Italia di San Francisco organizzato dal Console Generale Lorenzo Ortona si è conclusa la visita turistica di Gianpiero Ventura, ct della Nazionale di calcio, e della consorte Luciana nella Bay Area. Presente al ricevimento anche Rino Bertini, che oggi ne dà notizia, spiegando che i coniugi Ventura sono giu...

Pierce County Football Club announced their existence as part of the 6-club National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Northwest Division back on February 1, 2017. Since then the club has been tracking college players from around the United States who are part of the College Life Italia program which places Italians in American colleges. A good portion...