Luis Santamaria

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Penn State Alumni
Broadcast Journalism Major.

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Reviewing Chelsea’s Season

Reviewing Chelsea’s Season

The 2012-2013 season has been another season that Chelsea might want to keep in their memories and at the same time forget. The season will end with another manager leaving Stamford Bridge and with many questions to be answered. The grade for Chelsea’s season will be based on performance and the winning potential Chelsea had [...]

Busy Summer Ahead for UCL Finalists Borussia Dortmund

Busy Summer Ahead for UCL Finalists Borussia Dortmund

This has been somewhat of a “dream” season for Borussia Dortmund. The German team was not able to win the Bundesliga, however, they were able to make it to the UEFA Champions League final, a match that has yet to be played. In the final, they will face their fierce league rivals, Bayern Munich, who [...]

Ajax Star Christian Eriksen Could Replace Mario Gotze at Borussia Dortmund

Ajax Star Christian Eriksen Could Replace Mario Gotze at Borussia Dortmund

After Bayern Munich announced the signing of Mario Gotze, many football fans started to wonder who would be chosen to replace the German star at Borussia Dortmund. The news of the Gotze transfer came at the wrong time as Borussia Dortmund was only days away from facing Real Madrid in the Champions League semifinals. It [...]

FC Barcelona: Rebuilding Starts This Summer

FC Barcelona: Rebuilding Starts This Summer

After another horrific defeat to Bayern Munich this past Wednesday, Barcelona will officially start their rebuilding this summer. The team was man handled throughout the two games against Bayern Munich, which let the club know that the world is now catching up to their tiki taka style of play. Bayern used a lot of relentless [...]

Chelsea: Is David Luiz The Solution At Defensive Mid?

Chelsea: Is David Luiz The Solution At Defensive Mid?

Couple years ago David Luiz was regarded was one of the best young center backs in the world. The Brazilian international was mesmerizing with his defensive play in Portugal. His risky tackling most of the time paid off, however when he was sold to Chelsea the game speed picked up a little bit. Luiz found [...]

Liverpool: How does Suarez’ Suspension Affect His Future?

Liverpool: How does Suarez’ Suspension Affect His Future?

After learning of Suarez’s 10-game suspension for his attack of Chelsea’s defender Branislav Ivanovic, Suarez’s future might taken a different road than before. The Uruguayan international has been closely followed by many prestigious European teams. Juventus and Real Madrid have been strongly linked with the Liverpool striker. Suarez who bit Ivanovic last week during Liverpool’s [...]

Manchester United Risk Losing Wayne Rooney, Chicharito Hernandez this Summer

Manchester United Risk Losing Wayne Rooney, Chicharito Hernandez this Summer

Manchester United are just a couple of weeks away from being crowned Premier League champions once again. The Red Devils’ rivals, Manchester City, are currently in second place, which would set up a one-two finish for the Manchester teams at the top of the table. However, that might not be the biggest news around Manchester. [...]

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Dortmund’s Keys to Victory

Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid: Dortmund’s Keys to Victory

As German giants Bayern Munich took one huge step towards the UEFA Champions League final by beating Barcelona 4-0, it is now Borussia Dortmund’s time to do the same. The German team will have a tough task against a well managed Real Madrid side. Dortmund will play the first leg at home in a place [...]

Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction for Rest of the Season

Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction for Rest of the Season

As another long season comes to an end, Tottenham Hotspur will be playing their last games as if each was a final. Currently, Spurs are sitting in fufth place in the Barclays Premier League, which is only good enough for a UEFA Europa League spot. Last season, Spurs qualified for the big dance (UEFA Champions League), however [...]

Chelsea News: Finding New Manager Not Easy

Chelsea News: Finding New Manager Not Easy

Chelsea’s season has been nothing but inconsistent. The team fired DiMatteo after winning last year’s Champions League, then the Blues got kicked out of this year’s Champions League, and then they weren’t able to get the job done as much as they would’ve liked in domestic competitions. After DiMatteo’s firing, there was uncertainty about how [...]

Juventus Interested in Chicharito Hernandez and Jackson Martinez

Juventus Interested in Chicharito Hernandez and Jackson Martinez

After being knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich, it seems that Juventus will try even harder this upcoming transfer window to obtain a quality striker. The loss gave Juventus a different perspective about how the season played out. While the side have been dominating Serie A, the Germans showed the Italians that [...]

Juventus Host AC Milan as Serie A Draws to a Close

Juventus Host AC Milan as Serie A Draws to a Close

The Serie A season is quickly coming to an end. With only six games left to play, Juventus are sitting comfortably in first place with an 11 point advantage over Napoli and a 15 point advantage over their next rival, AC Milan. The Rossoneri will be looking to beat Juventus and cement themselves as one of [...]

Rating Chelsea’s Season so far

Rating Chelsea’s Season so far

As the defending UEFA Champions League title holders, Chelsea had big goals for this season. However, not all things that were dreamed of have come to pass as we look over their season thus far to see if they have overachieved, achieved, or underachieved this season. The main criteria used for their ratings will be simple, [...]

Barcelona: No Messi in the Starting Lineup

Barcelona: No Messi in the Starting Lineup

On Wednesday two European titans will clash again. Barcelona and PSG will meet again this time at the Camp Nou to decide who will move on to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. The Blaugranas currently hold an advantage over the French because of the away goal rule. The two goals scored by Barcelona are vital [...]

PSG: Keys for Zlatan Ibrahimovich and company to pull off an upset

PSG: Keys for Zlatan Ibrahimovich and company to pull off an upset

French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain might have the chance of a lifetime when they face Barcelona this week in the second leg of their Champions League Quarterfinal tie. PSG has everything going their way and not qualifying for the semifinals will seem as an underachievement for many associated with the club, both fan and player alike. Qualifying for [...]

FC Barcelona: The Story Behind the Game

FC Barcelona: The Story Behind the Game

After a very exciting match at Parc De Princes, the PSG and Barcelona match ended in a stalemate. For Barcelona, the game left a sour taste in their mouth. At the end of the game the Blaugranas were shocked by a late goal by PSG’s midfielder Matuidi. While the team still managed to score two [...]