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...

Footballco was spun off following the sale of DAZN Group’s digital football-focused platforms in October 2020. The company has now acquired CalcioMercato.com to add to the earlier acquisitions of Goal.com (now Goal), Spox.de and Dutch football platform VoetbalZone. Footballco said this morning that its monthly audience of over 400m football fans wo...

Much like Superman and Clark Kent, Antonio (Junior) Superbia essentially has two separate identities in which he has made a difference. Off the field, he is known as Mr. Superbia to the students of P.S. 146 in Howard Beach, N.Y., where he is a physical education teacher for students from kindergarten through junior high school. To friends, family a...

The 2021-22 edition of Serie A, Italian soccer’s top division, kicks off on Saturday, August 21, 2021 (8/21/21), when defending champion Inter Milan hosts Genoa at San Siro in Milan, Italy. Fans in the United States can watch the contest, as well as the vast majority of matches during the league season, for free via a trial of Paramount+. Inter Mil...

After months of waiting, the closing has finally arrived. Today begins the Joe Tacopina era in Ferrara. After 8 years and a centered promotion in the top flight, the Colombarini family has defined the sale of the company to the Italian-American lawyer. In the morning the legal process was completed in Ferrara at the Leoni notary office in via Pales...

Italy have climbed to fifth place in the FIFA World Ranking after their UEFA EURO 2020 victory and 34-match unbeaten run. Belgium remain the leaders, despite being eliminated from the tournament by Italy in the quarter-finals. They are followed by Brazil, who lost the Copa America Final to Argentina and France. Italy are still behind England, the s...

The true measure of a team isn’t just whether it wins championships – although there is nothing wrong with that – it is how the coach and players handle adversity, disappointment and defeat. It is how do they deal with it and bounce back after an excruciating loss or a stunning red card in a match. During the early years 1990s, the Brooklyn Italian...

As Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini lifted the Henri Delaunay trophy high into the drizzling London sky nearly a month ago, the sheer scale of what Roberto Mancini’s side had achieved in just three years wasn’t lost on some. “We’ve come from missing out on the 2018 World Cup, which was a tragedy, the worst tragedy that you can imagine for a country...

Gianluca Busio has become the latest young American to make the jump from MLS to Europe, as Sporting Kansas City agreed to transfer him to Serie A side Venezia FC. Long rumored to be moving to Italy, thanks in large part to his Italian passport, Busio becomes the second USMNT player to make a transfer abroad following their Gold Cup performances. H...