Promotion, Relegation, and Gringos Part the Third

With one round of matches remaining, all the English Premier League’s honors are known save one – 1st place. What’s Locked-in: Champions League Participants: Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Europa League Participants: Manchester City, Aston Villa, Liverpool Relegated teams: Hull City, Burnley, Portsmouth Chelsea and Manchester United, 1st and 2nd, are still separated by one [...]

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History of Soccer – Antiquity

Football is as old as the world … People have always played some form of football, from its very basic form of kicking a ball around to the game it is today. – Sepp Blatter, President of FIFA Blatter believes modern soccer can trace its development to ancient China. The picture at the top of [...]

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Promotion, Relegation, and Gringos Part Dos

Last week FFG explored relegation and promotion in England’s Premier League.  Today we check out the changes resulting from last week’s matches. American players are in parentheses. Premier League Changes The top two stayed the same, with 1 point separating Chelsea and Manchester United after both won.  United’s win came at the expense of 4th [...]

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Promotion, Relegation, and Gringos

Ask a gringo, ‘What’s the most exciting sporting event?’ and you’ll probably hear ‘the Super Bowl’ or ‘March Madness.’  Both are full of drama and the occasional upset, but soccer’s system of promotion and relegation could give either competition a run for its money. With the European season winding down, Fútbol for Gringos takes a [...]

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