Just like any good coach, Ron Nathanson was looking out for Armando Guarnera Jr.'s best interest right about the time the former soccer star graduated from Tottenville HS in June of 2015. Guarnera had options after graduating: Go to college where he would continue his soccer career or follow a dream and attempt to turn pro in Italy. "He had a tough...

Former Orlando City midfielder Antonio Nocerino is returning to the club as a member of the development academy staff. Nocerino, who announced his retirement as a player on Thursday, will become the coach for the academy’s under-15 team while also assuming assistant duties for the under-17 squad. Nocerino will arrive during a transition period for...

“Rocco! Rocco! Rocco!” The shouts echoed around ACF Fiorentina’s 88-year-old stadium on a Sunday evening in January as the home crowd celebrated a narrow win against Spal that may prove crucial in keeping their team in Italy’s top football league. The adulation wasn’t for a star player or coach, but for the club’s new owner, Rocco Commisso, the bil...

2019 was an important year for Italian sport thanks to the many victories achieved at international level by Italian athletes of different disciplines. Seven endeavors, in particular, deserve to be remembered for their historical value. Below are the protagonists of these extraordinary sporting successes. Filippo Tortu, a 21-year-old athlete born i...

Italian soccer club Fiorentina have partnered with Genuino to use blockchain technology to identify official team shirts and stop counterfeiting. The tie up, which Fiorentina say is the first of its kind for a soccer club, was initially trialed last month, where shirts worn by players during Serie A games were fitted with a special chip and combine...

Daniele De Rossi, a logo of the Italian “tococampista”, tireless in protection and optimum at the beginning of the ball, mentioned goodbye Monday Boca Juniors, membership during which he performed since last July, and put an finish to his profession as a soccer participant at age 36. This was confirmed by De Rossi, talking in Spanish, at a press co...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

No matter where his career has taken him, Mario Balotelli’s home has always been here, in an apartment block sandwiched between a Volvo dealership and the campus of the University of Brescia. The bottom floor is taken up by a bicycle shop, a piadina joint and an interiors showroom. Balotelli has the penthouse. He bought it in 2012, when he was not...

No country supplied more Premier League-winning managers than Italy in the 2010s. Omnisport took a look behind the scenes at Coverciano Buoyed by two wins from two as Everton manager, Carlo Ancelotti begins the new decade back in the division where he was the first title-winner of the previous one. Tactical thought in the 2010s was dominated by the...

Ownership of the Italian soccer giants AS Roma may be changing sooner rather than later, but will still remain in American hands. The Friedkin Group, a consortium run by U.S. billionaire Dan Friedkin, is reportedly about to purchase the majority share of AS Roma from current co-owner and chairman James Pallotta, Friedkin’s compatriot and executive...