• A Refreshing Real Madrid

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    Madrid’s off-season followed the same pattern as the prior year: big signings, but also big departures. Fans were sad to say goodbye to fleet-footed Angel Di Maria and midfield metronome Xabi Alonso. However, plenty were […]

  • Growing Pains: Real Madrid

    Growing Pains: Real Madrid

    It is always a tough ask to think of how to improve upon a Champions League winning campaign. However, when you couple the capture of the CL crown with a third place league finish (in […]

  • Barça, Suarez and Rebuilding

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    Now that we’ve beaten to death all of the angles of the USMNT‘s World Cup campaign, let’s talk about club football (because it’s played with feet, you see. A side note: a person told me recently […]

  • Hala Madrid Part VIII: Vultures Feast

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    Through over 100 years of history, Real Madrid has become one of the most recognizable names in world football. But how did they get there? In partnership with Howler magazine, The Center Circle is embarking on a multi-part journey […]