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...

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini dedicated the EURO 2020 triumph to President Sergio Mattarella, ‘the millions of Italians in the world’ and former defender Davide Astori. The Azzurri lifted the UEFA Euro 2020 trophy last night and Chiellini dedicated the win to former Italy defender Astori, who died in his sleep prior to Fiorentina’s match against...

For one glorious Sunday afternoon, Newark's North Ward was all Italian-American again as more than 1,000 people blocked Bloomfield Avenue to watch Italy narrowly defeat England in the 2020 European Championship football final. The avenue between North 11th Street and North 13th Street was shut down for the globally-watched match. A force of ecstati...

Boston’s post-victory reputation was on display in the North End after Italy’s Euro Cup win filled the neighborhood’s streets with celebrations on Sunday night. Following Italy’s 3-2 victory over England, soccer fans stormed the streets Boston’s North End — a historically Italian neighborhood — for hours of flag-waving and “It-al-ia” chanting.

Completing its stirring tale of football rebirth, Italy won the European Championship for the second time by beating England 3-2 on penalties on Sunday, July 11. And the cheering resonated all the way to San Pedro. More than 1,000 fans sporting Italy’s blue home-nation jerseys packed the patio at the Pepper Tree Plaza near City Hall for a Euro 2020...