Our Top Soccer Articles of 2011

The New Year is upon us, and like many people I find myself at a moment of retrospect in regards to 2011. This year was filled with all sorts of wonders in the world of soccer. On a high note, we mortal humans were privileged to have witnessed history being made, as FC Barcelona dominated almost every game and competition they played this year. On a more modest note, a little website called SoccerTalk.us launched this year.

We did not have a huge launch party or campaign. We did not have millions of dollars in PR or branding. We did not have a huge team of programmers, designers and writers. All we have are a few guys who can’t guarantee anything to you except passion, love and emotional overreaction about the beautiful game. For this reason I would like to revisit some of our most popular articles of 2011.


FC Barcelona was top headline not only for their soccer greatness but also for their celebrity status. Almost every country in the world would bend over backwards for a visit from this historic team. Well…except the United States who kicked them off a public park in Washington D.C. for doing a kick about.
This story was posted before the dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed. I don’t endorse violence on this website, but I also don’t endorse rich boys getting a free ride to the professional leagues either. Here is a story that proves you have to be lucky, good, privileged or all of the above to make it in soccer.
I’m a crazy history buff, especially when it’s about soccer. I always enjoy watching classic games or reading about how the beautiful game started. This post reveals the evolution of the World Cup ball. Fascinating read!
Oh boy, what can we say about this little giant. Neymar, or Neymar Jr. as he likes to be called, has become quite the headline of late. No wonder my little article of Neymar’s ascent from unknown to soccer glory would generate so much interest.
Some people say, “There is a little truth to every joke.” This saying can’t be truer when examining this article. If your country plays long ball, short ball, corner flags, no offense or total offense it will be displayed through this graphic.

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Roberto Avey

Roberto Avey is an ex-soccer player from Brazil. Club, Associação Atlética Ponte Preta in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, 1995-1998 under coach, Francisco da Silva Júnior “Chiquinho." He has since graduated from Midwestern State University in Texas, with a bachelor degree in journalism and helps coach teams in Southern California. Read more

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