Barcelona fires Ronald Koeman after slow start to season

Soccer Oct 28, 2021

Barcelona fires Ronald Koeman after slow start to season

Ronald Koeman has been fired as coach of Barcelona, the club announced on Wednesday, with former midfielder Xavi Hernandez the favorite to replace him. Koeman was dismissed after a 1-0 loss to Rayo Vallecano left the team in ninth place in the Spanish League. Barca has ...

Do or die for Samurai Blue

Soccer | From the Spot Jan 31, 2019

Do or die for Samurai Blue

by Dan Orlowitz

This week has provided ample opportunity for all of us who doubted Japan's ability to reach the Asian Cup final to take a long, deep drink from the fountain of hubris. Few expected Japan to defeat Iran, the heavily favored Asia No. 1 which entered ...