With the introduction of Crew 2, the Columbus Crew’s reserve team playing in MLS’s brand-new MLS NEXT Pro league, there have been a lot of firsts. Corey Wray was announced as the team’s first General Manager. Frenchman, and former professional soccer player, Laurent Courtois as the team’s first head coach. Crew Academy product Aidan Wolf was signed...

Roberto Mancini will stay on as Italy coach despite the team’s failure to qualify for the World Cup again. Italy, which won the European Championship only eight months ago, lost to North Macedonia 1-0 in the playoffs on Thursday and will now miss a second straight World Cup. The previous failure led to the dismissal of coach Gian Piero Ventura and...

All over the world there are famous sports techniques invented by some athletes, such as the high jump with dorsal overrun invented by the Portland (OR) athlete Richard Douglas "Dick" Fosbury. Italians, always recognized as a people of geniuses, thanks to the countless inventions of every kind that they have realized during the centuries, have left...

Boston Celtics’ co-owner Stephen Pagliuca, who acquired a majority stake in Atalanta in February, sees similarities between the NBA team and La Dea and explains why he invested in the Serie A team. Atalanta announced an agreement to sell the 55% stake in the club less than a month ago. On paper, it was announced as a partnership between the Percass...

Isolated and always in the line of fire, goalkeepers are widely accepted to hold the beautiful game’s most pressurised position. Dino Zoff, however, described the role as “making me feel safe”. “I felt like I was in charge of a place in particular, a place that I had to protect and, in turn, protected me,” he explained in his autobiography. “It was...

Union academy-bred midfielder Anthony Fontana’s move to Italian second-division team Ascoli finally crossed the line on Friday, starting a new career chapter for the 22-year-old from Newark, Del. Fontana left the Union at the end of the 2021 season to seek his fortune elsewhere, after growing up in his hometown club’s academy and playing four seaso...

Gianluca Busio was just a kid when he arrived at Sporting Kansas City’s academy. Last August, he left as a mature teenager, embarking on a European adventure with Venezia in Italy's Serie A. The US men's national team midfielder joined the latest edition of The Call Up, reflecting on his tutelage with Sporting KC under manager Peter Vermes, the...

Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca is among the American investors who've purchased a 55-percent ownership stake in Italian soccer club Atalanta. Susy Campanale of Football Italia reported Saturday the agreement allows the Percassi family to remain the single largest shareholder with its 45-percent stake. "Antonio and Luca Percassi will retai...

Italy's Serie A wants to organise a tournament in the United States during this year's World Cup, using players not called up by their national sides, as it seeks to boost its international profile, chief executive Luigi De Siervo said. Qatar will host the World Cup from Nov. 21 to Dec. 18, forcing major European leagues such as Serie A to take an...

Atalanta in US orbit: to enter the future even more firmly. This explains the sale of a package of shares, which would be 55%, to a group of US entrepreneurs, with an important Italian-American component. Imminent sale: closing expected by next week, it cannot be ruled out that it will already take place on Monday. But the management of the company...