Author: Adriana Leyba Macedo

Champions League Matchweek #3: The Rise and Possible Fall of Italian Football (Again)

Photo via Luca Bruno/Associated Press By Adriana Leyba Last year, it seemed that Italian clubs had finally turned their European fortunes around. Not only did Roma make it to the Europa League Final, a game that Jose Mourinho still insists he ‘did not lose,’ but the Champions League stage was dominated by Italian sides. Three […]

Champions League Matchweek #2: Is Bellingham the best in the world?

(Photo via SOPA IMAGES/LIGHTROCKET VIA GETTY IMAGES) By Adriana Leyba Macedo Last week’s Champions League matches left spectators with a lot to comment on. From Newcastle’s 4-1 victory against PSG in the Oil-Clasico to Braga’s last-minute winner against Union Berlin, it truly did not matter which game people watched; they were, for sure, entertained. The […]

Champions League is Back: Can Spanish Football Come Back to Life?

Photo Courtesy of Florencia Tan Jun/Getty Images By Adriana Leyba Many argue that ten years ago La Liga was in direct competition with the Premier League for the spot of the best league in the world. Today, that argument would cause controversy across many football pubs. With the start of the Champions League, Spanish teams […]

Men’s Soccer: Terriers stretch their win streak against Loyola

By Adriana Leyba Just a week after snapping a seven-game winless streak, Boston University men’s soccer (4-3-6) (2-1-3 PL) defeated reigning Patriot League champion Loyola Maryland (4-5-4) (2-2-2 PL) 1-0 on Saturday. With the win, the Terriers achieved their second conference victory of the season in a difficult match against a team that hadn’t lost […]

Men’s Soccer: Terriers get first Patriot League win against Bucknell

By Adriana Leyba Boston University Men’s Soccer (3-3-6, 1-1-3 PL) defeated Bucknell (2-10-0, 1-4 PL) 2-0 on Saturday at Nickerson Field, gaining their first conference win of the season.  The Terriers started the first half with high intensity and they controlled the rhythm of the game. High pressure from the Terriers caused the Bison to […]

Men’s Soccer: Terriers play to draw in home-opener

By Adriana Leyba Boston University men’s soccer (1-0-2, 0-0 PL) debuted at home against Saint Joseph’s (0-1-1) on Friday evening, and they demonstrated endurance and physicality throughout, but only managed to leave the field with a 1-1 tie.  The game started with high intensity from both sides. The Terriers’ were able to meet Saint Joseph’s […]