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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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 [...]

Manchester United: Manchester Derby Memorable Moments

Manchester United: Manchester Derby Memorable Moments

In a match that for almost fifty minutes was pure physical with scarce opportunities of clear shots was resulting in zero goals and many faults, the Manchester derby provided its fans with at least three memorable moments. The first one could be divided in two parts off-pitch. Prior to the derby, Manchester Town Hall was [...]

Tottenham: Emmanuel Adebayor For The Rescue?

Tottenham: Emmanuel Adebayor For The Rescue?

Free from the normal English Premier League match this coming weekend, Tottenham Hotspur can concentrate their full resources on the final eight round of the UEFA Europa League title. But this will not be a simple mission to the Spur. Facing Swiss club FC Basel in a second leg of the quarter-finals after a sloppy [...]

Juventus: Rest Old Lady

Juventus: Rest Old Lady

As Juventus look forward to return their loss in the first leg in the quarter-finals of the Uefa Champions League versus Bayern Munich, the Old Lady will first face US Pescada for the 31st round in the Serie A this Saturday at home. Pescada, the last club in the league, have not reached a victory [...]

LA Galaxy: Dreams Crushed in 8 Minutes

LA Galaxy: Dreams Crushed in 8 Minutes

The 1-2 victory by Monterrey in the CONCACAF Champions League this week punished the Los Angeles Galaxy for their break down in the last minutes of the match at Home Depot Center stadium this week. Additionally, this vanished the Californian team’s record with no losses thus far in the year and was an unpleasant first [...]

Tottenham: 3 Factors to give Spurs the Edge Against Basel

Tottenham: 3 Factors to give Spurs the Edge Against Basel

If English teams are not to be seen around in the final eight group of the Champions League this season, the situation is inversely proportional to what one can find in the quarterfinals of the Uefa Europa League. Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham Spurs have all made it and will face their respective challengers on Thursday [...]

Manchester United Down to One Title This Season

Manchester United Down to One Title This Season

Robin van Persie and his boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, were very positive of a triumph against Chelsea before their match on Monday. They were hoping for a double-title at the end of this season at Persie’s first year with Manchester United. On the weekend before the game, Ferguson said that Chelsea was lucky in their [...]

On-loan Andre Santos and Johan Djorou Express Wishes to Leave Arsenal

On-loan Andre Santos and Johan Djorou Express Wishes to Leave Arsenal

The headaches caused by having multiple first-team players injured could frustrate Arsenal goals to catch up with fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur for a Champions League spot next season. Right now, their growing list of casualties includes Kieran Gibbs (illness), Theo Walcott (groin), and Bacary Sagna (knee),  as well as Jack Wilshire and Abou Diaby, who will be [...]

Second Profitable Year In A Row Stimulates Newcastle United

Second Profitable Year In A Row Stimulates Newcastle United

While some English Premier League teams, such as Liverpool and Fulham F.C. struggle when it is time to account the final numbers at the end of a season, their competitor from the North-east has reached a second year in a row of profitable figures. In a statement released by Newcastle United in the team’s official [...]

Chelsea: Could Capello Steal The Spot From Mourinho In A Future Return To Stamford Bridge?

Chelsea: Could Capello Steal The Spot From Mourinho In A Future Return To Stamford Bridge?

Speculations about present Real Madrid and former Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, returns to the Blues have intensified. Yet another name has popped up this week. Russian national team coach Fabio Capello’s name emerged as an interesting take for the owner Roman Abramovich. But the Italian manager was straightforward in denying the possibility of a transfer [...]

Liverpool: Reds Immersed In Debt but hopeful of the future

Liverpool: Reds Immersed In Debt but hopeful of the future

In a time of economical difficulties in Europe, most people feel one way or another the presence of a recession. And this is no different for some soccer clubs, particularly Liverpool. According to BBC Business, the Reds overall debt has gone up by a third from £65.4 millions in July 2011 to £87.2 millions in [...]

Manchester United Fined And Worried Due To Referees

Manchester United Fined And Worried Due To Referees

March 5th of this year was rough enough on its own for Manchester United second year in a row for not advancing to the Uefa Champions League final-eight stage. The elimination at home to Real Madrid by the combined results of both legs, was not the pivotal point of the game. Nani’s straight red card [...]

After Hundreds of Goals and Dozens of Injuries Michael Owen Announces His Retirement

After Hundreds of Goals and Dozens of Injuries Michael Owen Announces His Retirement

After a rocket launch career kick-off in Liverpool, Michael Owen grabbed his opportunity to debut with the England national team at the age of 18 by the horns with this memorable goal against Argentina in the 1998 World Cup. Fourteen years later, now 33 years old, he tweeted on March 19 his retirement at the [...]

Latest Chelsea Chase in Summer Transfer Window

Latest Chelsea Chase in Summer Transfer Window

Even after conquering the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup last year, Chelsea F.C. were runners-up for the UEFA Super Cup as well as the FIFA Club World Cup in 2013. Yet the club fortified the squad with two midfielders last summer with Brazilian international Oscar and Belgian Eden Hazard. But this year they [...]

First MLS Experience: D.C. United RFK Stadium

First MLS Experience: D.C. United RFK Stadium

Entering my sixth year living in the United States, I have definitely taken advantage of learning the rules as well as developing a deep interest for the most popular American based sports: gridiron football, baseball and basketball. Especially after attending a big sport-oriented college like Pennsylvania State University, I made sure that I could at [...]

Arsenal Keeper’s Father Questions Arsène Wenger

Arsenal Keeper’s Father Questions Arsène Wenger

In theory, parents only care about what is best for their children. So they become very passionate when an outsider seems to do anything that may put their offspring in jeopardy—that is the parental instinct. But at times, this affection leads to madness specially when fathers put the effort in being an additional coach from [...]