Union Omaha announced today the signing of defender Marco Milanese, pending league and federation approval. Milanese reunites with assistant coach Kevin Nuss, who he played under in his time with the USL League Two side Ocean City Nor'easters. The Isernia, Italy native has spent time with multiple landmark Italian clubs, including S.S.C. Napoli U-1...

We're sure you were as disappointed as us when Italy failed to qualify for the last men's World Cup. The gracious winners of Euro 2020 couldn't quite muster enough gusto to make the final 32, and despite the lashings of schadenfreude, a World Cup without Italy always feels a little wrong.  The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) didn't waste any tim...

Gianluca Vialli has died at the age of 58, five years after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A footballer, coach, sports commentator and sports executive, Vialli was one of the soccer icons of the 1980s and 1990s in Italy. He made history with Sampdoria, paired with Roberto Mancini-the two were nicknamed the "goal twins"-who many years later...

The Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) is kicking off 2023 on the right foot with the unveiling of a new crest for Italy’s national football teams. The new crest was launched on Monday, January 2. It features the Italian flag inside a blue shield with a white border, with “ITALIA” in bold white text at the top of the shield and “FIGC” in gol...

The World Cup is the most prestigious and desired trophy. But few people know that the trophy was born and is made in Italy, by GDE Bertoni: a Milanese company that in the early 1970s won the competition held by FIFA to make the World Cup in which 52 companies from around the world were invited to participate. The cup is 36.8 centimeters high and w...

As they prepare to face off in the World Cup Final tomorrow, it’s worth noting that both France coach Didier Deschamps and Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni learned so much from working in Italy. They will meet on Sunday at 15.00 GMT in the concluding game of the tournament in Qatar. Deschamps is vying to become only the second coach to win back-to-bac...

The Azzurri, Italy’s beloved national football team — darlings of the international football (soccer) scene — failed to make it to the FIFA World Cup in Qatar this year. Images of bleeding-heart fans crying into their minestrone over this reality aren’t far off. It’s a jagged pill for a calcio-crazed nation to swallow, especially considering that t...

The day after Thanksgiving, the best soccer players from the United States and England will reignite an old rivalry at the 2022 World Cup. Three points are on the line, but it’s more than that for the players on the pitch. There’s too much historical significance to fit into this script, but the teams’ soccer histories can be summed up by one word:...

Few people are lucky enough to enjoy one iconic moment at a World Cup - Fabio Grosso still can't believe he had two. Berlin, 2006, the World Cup final, and Italy coach Marcello Lippi must select five men for the penalty shootout. Andrea Pirlo, Marco Materazzi, Daniele De Rossi, Alessandro Del Piero and one other... Strikers Luca Toni and Vincenzo I...

The forward only scored seven goals for Italy but six arrived during the 1990 World Cup, earning 'Toto' the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball. West Germany won the 1990 World Cup. But the tournament belonged to Salvator Schillaci. "I feel like I'm sleeping," he told reporters after opening the scoring in Italy's last-16 win over Uruguay. "So, don't w...