Little Guy Soccer founder Edward Merante has been inducted into the New York State West Youth Soccer Association’s Hall of Fame in recognition of his more than five decades of service to young people and youth soccer programs.   Based in Corning, NYSWYSA is affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the United States Soccer Federation. The announcement...

American midfielder Gianluca Busio scored a late equalizer to earn promoted Venezia a 1-1 draw at Cagliari in Serie A on Friday. Busio, one of three Americans at Venezia, saw his shot from the center of the area deflected in by defender Martin Caceres two minutes into stoppage time for his first Serie A goal. The 19-year-old Busio was born to an It...

According to multiple reports in Italy, American investment firm 777 Partners have formally bought a majority stake in Genoa for €150m. Several rumours suggested Genoa President Enrico Preziosi was about to sell a majority stake in the club to the American firm and according to multiple reports in Italy, the two parties finalised the agreement this...

Helbiz Inc., a global leader in micro-mobility and the first in its industry to be publicly listed on Nasdaq, today announced an agreement between Helbiz Media, the Company’s new streaming entertainment service and exclusive distributor of the Serie BKT media rights worldwide, and FOX Networks Group to broadcast the Italian Serie B championship acr...

Three young girls who fled Afghanistan after the recent Taliban takeover are among the thousands of evacuees taking shelter in Red Cross tents at a refugee camp in Italy. They used to play in a football team in Herat but when the regime swept to power, the girls decided to escape, fearing for their lives. Leaving their families behind, the football...

It can on occasion feel like scarcely a week goes by without a U.S. investor securing for themselves an Italian football club. From giants of calcio such as Fiorentina and Roma to comparative minnows Catania and Pisa, the influx of cash from across the Atlantic seems relentless. The logic is clear. For the most part these are assets that are availa...

Italy have set a new world record for longest international unbeaten run after a 0-0 draw against Switzerland on Sunday took them to 36 matches without defeat, eclipsing the previous mark shared by Brazil and Spain. The Azzurri's unbreakable sequence began on 10 October 2018, just five months into Roberto Mancini's reign, and has since encompassed ...

North Sixth Group today announced it has acquired an ownership interest in Italian professional football club Ascoli Calcio 1898 FC (Ascoli FC) in partnership with Massimo Pulcinelli and Bricofer S.p.A, the leading retailer in the home goods and DIY sector in Italy. Founded in 1898, Ascoli boasts a rich tradition, having competed in Serie A and Ser...

Rochester soccer history buffs certainly will appreciate one entry in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying round – the Italian American Sport Club Boom. The IASC captured the 1963 U.S. Amateur Cup title and that team’s success led to the formation of the Rochester Lancers. The Lancers competed in the American Soccer League from 1967-69 and then...

It was just before 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning in April 1987. I entered  the ‘Maroons Soccer Club,’ officially known as the ‘Italo-American Soccer Club – Maroons,’ through the back door. A handful of older men sipping on their morning cappuccinos greeted me. Some looked inquisitively at this stranger while most nodded a polite good morning. I took a...