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Flickr | Brazilian superstar Neymar is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of his generation.

REID | Who is the Third Best Player of Our Generation?

By Owen Reid, Hoya Sports Columnist March 15, 2024

Undoubtedly, the two best players of our generation are Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (in that order). They have by far the most goal contributions, and the strongest accolades and have demonstrated...

REID | Lionel Messi Represents the Pattern, not the Exception: The Problem with the MLS

REID | Lionel Messi Represents the Pattern, not the Exception: The Problem with the MLS

By Owen Reid November 11, 2023

Lionel Messi’s signing with Inter Miami CF this past summer was undoubtedly the most notable Major League Soccer (MLS) signing ever made. The winner of eight Ballon d’Ors, four Champions Leagues and...

HAMPERS | Messi Remains in Top Form

HAMPERS | Messi Remains in Top Form

By Dean Hampers September 21, 2018

Over a decade ago, Lionel Messi started to receive praise as one of the most talented athletes of all time. At age 20, he was already Football Club Barcelona’s star player. By age 22, he won his...

CRAIGE: Portugal Captures Elusive First Euro Cup Title

CRAIGE: Portugal Captures Elusive First Euro Cup Title

By Vanessa Craige July 12, 2016

After 12 long years of coming close but always falling just short, Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo can finally add another achievement to his long list of accolades: European champion. Portugal...

CRAIGE: Messi Retires in Aftermath of Copa Final Loss

CRAIGE: Messi Retires in Aftermath of Copa Final Loss

By Vanessa Craige July 1, 2016

While our number of soccer games to watch has sadly dwindled rapidly the past few weeks, it is still exciting, as the quality of the games has increased. One of the tournaments, the Copa América, has...

CRAIGE: U.S. Looks to Shine in Copa América Semifinal

CRAIGE: U.S. Looks to Shine in Copa América Semifinal

By Vanessa Craige June 21, 2016

The fact that this year is the centennial of the Copa América tournament guarantees that it would be a special one, regardless of what happened. Now that the semifinals are about to get underway, it is...

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The Year in Sports

By Photo Editor April 24, 2015

MEN'S BASKETBALL Freshman forward Isaac Copeland sank a game-winning three-pointer to defeat Butler 61-59 on January 17, setting off a raucous celebration. The men’s basketball team reached the round...

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Argentina captain and FC Barcelona star forward Lionel Messi drew supporters of all ages to Georgetown last week, where the Argentinian national team prepared for a friendly.

From Camp Nou to Shaw: Messi at GU

By Daniel Silbert March 31, 2015

Shaw Field, home of the Georgetown men’s and women’s soccer teams, got a taste of the international spotlight last week when it hosted Lionel Messi and the rest of the Argentina national soccer...

The Real Ronaldo Is More Than Meets the Eye

By Darius Majd December 6, 2013

If you showed pictures of professional athletes to people around the world, you would be hard-pressed to find a face more recognizable than Cristiano Ronaldo’s. His good looks, blazing speed and talents...

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