Argentines Abroad – a very quick one

It's a little bit late this week, on account of my having spent Monday night working on a piece for Soccernet, but there's one player who deserves mention on his own, so here's a very brief Argentines Abroad roundup from the week in which Guillermo Barros Schelotto was named the Most Valuable Player in the... Continue Reading →

Argentines Abroad: weekend of the 9th November

There's been an award for an Argentine player in MLS, a bucket-full of goals for Argentines in Italy, the captaincy of the national team bestowed upon Javier Mascherano in England, another goal for Fernando Cavenaghi in France, and plenty of goals in Mexico too. The headline act of the weekend, though, was in Spain: Gonzalo Higuaín continued... Continue Reading →

Tug of war

Guillermo Barros Schelotto is a very popular man in Argentina right now. Eight months ago, he left Boca Juniors, where he'd become one of the most succesful players in the club's history, to move to Columbus Crew of the MLS in the United States. On Tuesday it emerged that his boyhood club Gimnasia La Plata... Continue Reading →

Power shift

It's a new era at Boca Juniors, where on Tuesday Pedro Pompilio, the man who played a major part in Juan Román Riquelme's return last week to his boyhood club, was named the club's new president after Mauricio Macri passed on the mandate to him. Elsewhere, River Plate are in trouble again and Diego Simeone's... Continue Reading →

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