From Florence, Italy to the Bronx’s Little Italy. Italian Professional Football Club ACF Fiorentina to be Welcomed on Arthur Avenue With a Celebratory “Pep Rally” Sunday Afternoon, July 21. In Advance of Their Final USA International Champions Cup (ICC) Game, ACF Fiorentina Will Be Greeted By Fans, Local Officials & Business Owners, including Mario...

Most diehard MLS fans are able to hop in their car or take public transportation to a game, tailgating beforehand or even sitting in the supporters’ section. But a member of the Colorado Rapids faithful doesn’t have that luxury, as Italy resident Lino De Rosa is an ocean away. He has been getting up in the wee hours of Italian mornings to watch his...

Rocco Commisso has done a lot of deals in his time. But when he finally had the chance to buy Italian soccer club Fiorentina, it was one of his quickest. “From letter of intent, I think it was less than two and a half weeks before I did signing and closing,” he told me in an interview. “We signed and closed on the same day, which means I didn't do...

The Falls Town Flyers are nearing their final game of the season and it’s been a successful first year as they brought in a lot of fresh faces to the area. One of those is an assistant coach, who’s love of soccer has brought him across the Atlantic Ocean. “It’s a passion that I start playing when I was six years old so I need to play," Flyers goali...

Borough Park is not Williamsburg. The corner of 58th St. & 18th Ave is Brooklyn-Brooklyn and the headquarters, the still-beating heart, of the Brooklyn Italians Soccer Club. “It used to be Italian people as far as you could see in this neighborhood,” said Ludo Masucci, current club director, unlocking the front door and nodding to a family of Hasid...

In attesa dell’ufficializzazione della mancata iscrizione del Palermo in serie B, e la conseguente ripartenza forzata dalla D con una proprietà senza debiti, circolano già i nomi pronti a rilevare il club. Tra questi, c’è anche Tony Di Piazza, imprenditore italoamericano originario di San Giuseppe Jato, interessato a riportare il Palermo dove merit...

A standout midfielder with extensive experience in Italy's youth national team system, Margherita Giubilato, will join the Kansas soccer team for the 2019 season, it was announced Wednesday "Margherita is a very dynamic attacking midfielder," said Francis. "She is quick and technically very good on the ball and comes to KU with extensive playing ex...

Rocco Commisso will actively look to expand the ACF Fiorentina brand in the United States after purchasing the Serie A club early this month.  The Italian-American billionaire, who is the chairman of cable provider Mediacom, bought Fiorentina from brothers Andrea and Diego Della Valle in a deal worth a reported $190m.  The 69-year-old also owns the...

On the outskirts of Florence, near the foot of the beautiful Fiesole hills, there is a regular assembly of several aspiring minds. Every year, these aspiring coaches get together at the Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano in the hope of passing their UEFA Pro License, or Il Master, as it is proudly known in these parts. It is the highest certific...

Gianluca Busio might have been ready to leave home at age 14 to pursue a career as a professional soccer player. But his parents weren't prepared to let him go. “I don't know if it was denial as much as just flat-out refusal to even entertain the idea of him going away,” said his mother, Dr. Dionne Sills Busio. “I was very much against it. I though...