Last Sunday, the Azzurri lifted an entire nation after Italians were hit hardest in Europe during the Covid-19 pandemic. After missing out on the 2018 World Cup, Italia showed true resilience and can now be crowned European champions for the second time in their history. This team awoke the hearts of Italians around this entire planet, and reminded...

Campioni d’Europa! Campioni d’Europa! This is the cry launched by millions of Italians on Sunday, July 11th, at the end of the final of the European Football Championship won by the Azzurri against the hosts England. The second one in history, after the one won in the 1968 edition organized in Italy, when some soccer legends such as Dino Zoff, Giac...

Venezia have reportedly concluded the transfer for Sporting KC midfielder Gianluca Busio in a deal worth €4m. He is the second MLS player to join the Lagunari after Tanner Tessman made the move from FC Dallas for €3.65m plus bonuses this week. American sources have long suggested that Busio was in negotiations with Venezia, but Sky Sport Italia cla...

The important thing to remember is that Italy could not care less about how the rest of the world views its Euro 2020 success. After defeating England in a thrilling penalty shoot out on Monday morning, Italy has been celebrating their new status as champions of Europe. Lost in the drama-charged aftermath of the final was a video many fans are refe...

Gianluca Vialli made me choke up. And to think, this wasn't my first rodeo. Between World Cup finals, Champions League finals and Europa League finals, playoff finals, domestic cup finals, European Championship and Copa America finals ... I'm well north of 60 in a professional capacity. When you have the privilege of doing what I do for a living, y...

Most of those inside Children’s Mercy Park for Sunday night’s Gold Cup Group B doubleheader were supporting the US men’s national team as they defeated Haiti 1-0. But by the sound of things, an even bigger chunk of the audience in Kansas City were Busio backers. Sporting KC homegrown Gianluca Busio earned some of the biggest cheers and chants of...

The cheer from Rome football fans when Italy won the Euro 2020 final was so loud that it was picked up by equipment used to monitor earthquakes. The phenomenon is known to occur for non-natural reasons, such as mining or industrial activity, however in this particular incidence it was as a result of cheers of joy. The collective roars produced vibr...

Five minutes into the Euro Cup Final between England and Italy, the bar at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club is quiet, except for the sound of Peroni bottles popping open and a man saying “scusi” as he inches through dozens of downtrodden Italians. Someone whispers that what this crowd needs are shots of espresso.  “This is… intense,” says me...

The eruption of pure joy, and the honking of the cars and the horn and the fireworks exploding and hugging, so much hugging, all over Italy on Sunday after their national men’s soccer team defeated England to win the Euro tournament 2020 marked an extraordinary change, not just for a recently besieged team, but also for a recently besieged country....

Italy's Euro Cup Championship win over the weekend has Italian soccer fans here in western Mass. overjoyed. “Our team was wonderful because when Italy plays they don’t play like other people we played with passion from the heart,” Springfield resident Lia Acerra said. The Italian national soccer team clenching the Euro Cup in a thrilling win over E...