Napoli Flashback – Their last trip to the USA – Summer 1982

This week, SSC Napoli returns to the United States for a series of friendlies with world renowned FC Barcelona. The 2-legged “home and home” contest will kick off the inaugural preseason La Liga / Serie A Cup, with the first leg in Miami, Florida and the second in Ann Arbor, Michigan. But it’s been a…

Coming to America: Napoli dream big

August, 2014. Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid had won the UEFA Champions League and were about to take the United States by storm. They were scheduled to play Manchester United at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor in an International Champions Cup match that was expected to shatter all kinds of attendance records for a soccer game…

Tactical Analysis: Dries Versus The World

The 3-1 victory against Bologna was a sign that Dries Mertens the goal scorer was back and his performance against Benvento further reminded the football watching public that he is capable of world class finishes (and celebrations). I’ve written about how important I think Mertens is to Sarri’s side for Sempre! before and another of…

Gerard Deulofeu – Barca Youth Product to Thrive at Sarri’s Napoli?

Recently, Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and Maurizio Sarri have seemed to confirm the clubs objective this January transfer window, find an attacking winger. In the midst of this, two names have risen to the top of the rumor mill. One player, Simone Verdi, I covered a few days ago, and today I will cover…