Éric Visintainer

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I am a recent journalist graduate from the Pennsylvania State University and a news junkie when it comes to soccer. I would stop anything to watch a game from the UEFA Champions League and the World Cup.
Currently, I follow the Brazilian national league, La Liga and the the Premier League. Yet I am interested in beginning to analyze more closely the MLS as well as the Italian Serie A.
Besides soccer I am passionate about the NBA, UFC and F-1 racing.
Follow me at @ericvisin.

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Manchester City Anxiously Awaiting Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City Anxiously Awaiting Manuel Pellegrini

If on one side of Manchester Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement was the end of decades of togetherness and joy for fans, players and directors at Manchester United, the same cannot be said about the recently unemployed Roberto Mancini after three-and-a-half years managing Manchester City. There has never been a unanimous consensus on the Italian while he managed [...]

Tottenham Hotspur Reignite Interest in Leandro Damiao and David Villa

Tottenham Hotspur Reignite Interest in Leandro Damiao and David Villa

The Express has reported that David Villa has agreed to switch from Barcelona to London this summer. In the report, the disclosed information is based on news coming from Spanish radio station Cadena Ser. It’s believed that Spur would pay £15 million (over $23 million) to acquire Villa. The Daily Mail also reported that Tottenham is keen [...]

Jerome Boateng Claims Incident Over Beer Celebration with Franck Ribéry is Resolved

Jerome Boateng Claims Incident Over Beer Celebration with Franck Ribéry is Resolved

After the final whistle was blown in Bayern Munich’s 3-0 victory over Augsburg in the last weekend of Bundesliga fixtures, celebrations kicked off for the club’s 23rd national title. France international Franck Ribéry, however, was shown furious while on the pitch after players posed for dozens of photos, sang, hugged, and threw showers of beer at [...]

Star Soccer Players Capitalizing on Selling their Autographs Online

Star Soccer Players Capitalizing on Selling their Autographs Online

In 2013, following your favorite clubs, managers and players is one click away through social media. You can sometimes even receive a direct reply from a handful of them. These are signs of a new generation. But one thing that has not changed and probably never will is the attitude of always trying to make [...]

Copa Del Rey: Atletico Madrid Defeats Real Madrid on the Eve of Mourinho’s Exit

Copa Del Rey: Atletico Madrid Defeats Real Madrid on the Eve of Mourinho’s Exit

An equally divided Santiago Bernabéu saw Los Rojiblancos celebrating at the end of a 125-minute match. A header at the 98th mark from Miranda allowed Atletico Madrid to come back to lift their tenth Copa Del Rey title. Jose Mourinho’s side was favored as Real Madrid had beaten Atletico twice this season in La Liga [...]

Manchester City Wanting to Expand into the MLS

Manchester City Wanting to Expand into the MLS

Manchester City are trying to expand their brand across the globe, and, according to the Daily Mail, the Citizens could seal a multi-million dollar deal to enter Major League Soccer in the U.S. in the near future. The English media outlet said that City’s owner Sheikh Mansour could spend close to $100 million in order to [...]

Arsenal News: Walcott’s Improvement Through Numbers

Arsenal News: Walcott’s Improvement Through Numbers

After the fastest goal of the 2012/13 season, the Gunners now sit in fourth place with 67 points (19-10-7), two behind Chelsea and one ahead of Tottenham Hotspur. They also hold the third best attacking form with 67 goals—especially in the last 15 minutes—this season in the Premier League along with Liverpool. Out of all [...]

Gareth Bale Wants to Profit from Heart-felt Goal Celebration

Gareth Bale Wants to Profit from Heart-felt Goal Celebration

From defenders to forwards, amateur to professionals, everyone who cares enough about soccer thinks at least once about the satisfaction of finding the back of the net. But for some the goal itself isn’t enough, they have to add a choreographed dance, a song, a jump or a hand gesture. These celebrations are sometimes remembered [...]

FA Cup Final: Two Sides of the Coin as Manchester City Face Struggling Wigan Athletic

FA Cup Final: Two Sides of the Coin as Manchester City Face Struggling Wigan Athletic

Two weeks ago, Carlos Tevez’s late goal versus Wigan Athletic in the Premier League helped Manchester City rehearse for the FA Cup final on May 11. After eliminating Chelsea, City have the opportunity to boast of bringing home a trophy for a third successive season. The final taking place at Wembley will give Wigan their [...]

Liverpool Transfer News: Can the Reds Count on Rodgers and Suarez for Next Season?

Liverpool Transfer News: Can the Reds Count on Rodgers and Suarez for Next Season?

Uncomfortably sitting in sixth place in the Premier League this season, Liverpool continue on a non-ascertaining road for new silverware to display in the Anfield gallery. Players and staff members know the pressure and frustration this causes among supporters. Even after the acquisitions of Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho during the winter transfer window, the [...]

Arsenal vs Manchester United: What is at stake for the Gunners

Arsenal vs Manchester United: What is at stake for the Gunners

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sees the next match versus Manchester United this weekend as a step stone for greater success at the end of the season. “Obviously it’s a massive game for us with a Champions League place at stake but it’s also massive for next season with the confidence we can get from winning,” Oxlade-Chamberlain [...]

Arsenal, EPL Runners Make Their Final Wish

Arsenal, EPL Runners Make Their Final Wish

Everton forward and Belgium international, Kevin Mirallas, is hoping for his club’s first victory at the Emirates when they traveled to the Arsenal ground this past week: “There’s always a first time for everything. Let’s hope it’s Tuesday,” he had said to the Liverpool Echo. “It will be vital in order to get European qualification [...]

Manchester United: 7 Points From Championship

Manchester United: 7 Points From Championship

Competence and lucky tend to walk side by side, when a club is set to be champion most, if not all attempts turn into success. So even switching Wayne Rooney from his natural striker position to a more playmaker role does not affect the continuously victories for Manchester United, as the Reds stepped closer to [...]

Juventus: Antonio Conte relects on UCL exit and looks to remainder of Serie A compaign

Juventus: Antonio Conte relects on UCL exit and looks to remainder of Serie A compaign

With this statement Juventus manager Antonio Conte said good-bye to the Uefa Champions League.  But he also mentioned that he wants to regroup with his squad and finish strong at the top in Serie A for a second title in a row, according to Yahoo! News. And Conte also said that he was more intrigued [...]

LA Galaxy: Frustration over CCL ousting

LA Galaxy: Frustration over CCL ousting

The Los Angeles Galaxy needed a victory of at least two goals of difference to have a shot in the CONCACAF Champions League final. So Landon Donovan stayed on the pitch for the entire 90 minutes for the first time this season, but the southern California club did not take advantage of their on shots [...]

Arsenal: Could Arshavin Retire This Summer?

Arsenal: Could Arshavin Retire This Summer?

The north London club is thrilling the path to continue its winning strike—three so far—versus  Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on Saturday to reach one of the last two sits available through the English Premier League and to catapult itself in to next year’s Champions League. Yet in the next season Arsenal may face dealing [...]