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Steve Amoia

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Steve is a freelance writer, editor and translator from Washington, D.C. He was the founder of World Football Commentaries in 2006. He has written for AC Cugini Scuola Calcio (Soccer School), Football Media, Italian Soccer Serie A, International Herald Tribune 2006 World Cup Fan Blog, Keeper Skool and Soccerlens. Steve has also created three football-related sites: World Football, Italian Calcio and History of the Azzurri, and The Amoias of the Americas. Steve translated player and manager quotes from Italian and Spanish to English for Soccerlens during the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

Alessandro Del Piero and Francesco Totti – Adversaries, Brothers, Legends

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Two great warriors of the Serie A met on Saturday night at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in Turin: Alessandro Del Piero and Francesco Totti....

The Renaissance of Ronaldinho Gaucho: “I feel loved at Milan.”

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Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, better known as Ronaldinho Gaucho, has been thrilling Serie A fans with his excellent form. He leads the league in...

il Grande Capitano, Paolo Maldini, Says Farewell to the San Siro

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Next week in Florence, Paolo Maldini will end his incredible journey that began at the age of 16 in January 1985 with AC Milan....

Counting down the best one-club goal scorers in Serie A history

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After watching Pippo Inzaghi's 300th career goal yesterday against Siena, and then reading Daniel Chung's interesting article on one-club footballers, I was curious about...

Sky Blue FC Team Profile

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All images courtesy of Sky Blue FC and WPS. Sky Blue FC will kickoff their inaugural season on 05 April against the Los Angeles Sol...

Los Angeles Sol Team Profile

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All images courtesy of the Los Angeles Sol. One of the seven new franchises for the inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) will kick...

Washington Freedom Team Profile

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All images courtesy of the Washington Freedom. One of the seven new franchises for the inaugural season of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) will kick off...

Three Classic World Cup Games Between Italy and Brasil

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Two of the most fancied sides in world football visit the Emirates on 10 February for an international friendly. They will also meet in...

“Kakà resta al Milan.” Silvio Berlusconi Tells the World that Ricky Said No to...

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Ricardo Kakà said no to Manchester City. Incredibly, and it is important to note that AC Milan accepted the transfer request for a little less...

David Beckham: Professionalism Personified

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As I watched him both before, during, and after the game tonight in Rome, one has to marvel at the professionalism of this man....

Boca Juniors x River Plate: A Childhood Memory from a Classic Football Derby

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This commentary originally appeared in The Amoias of the Americas. My cousin, Oscar R. Amoia, grew up in Buenos Aires near the Boca district. He...

David Beckham: “I Want to Give a Hand to Milan.”

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Air Beckham landed yesterday in Milan. The move has been criticised by some who see it as a 'glamour' signing for Milan and a...

It Takes Three to Tango in Argentina

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For the first time in history of the Torneo Apertura or Opening (there are two seasons in Argentina) championship in Argentina, three teams ended...

World Football Quotes of the Year – 2008

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Fifty of the most notable football quotes from the year 2008 - also see last year's quotes. 1. "My reputation will always precede me until...

Can Maradona lead Argentina to 2010 glory?

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Yesterday in Argentina, Diego "El Pibe" Maradona was officially presented as the national team coach of the albicelestes. He will be assisted by Dr. Carlos...

The Future of FIFA

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"Blatter will never retire. He will stay until the mortician arrives with the black bag to take his body out." Steve Amoia recently had the...

Interview with Andrew Jennings, Investigative Journalist, Author of Foul! and founder of Transparencyinsport.org

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Soccerlens is very pleased to welcome a respected investigative journalist and film maker, Mr. Andrew Jennings, whose recent book, "Foul! The Secret World of...

Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals at FIFA

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"It does make the Mafia look quite amateur." Steve Amoia recently had the opportunity to interview respected investigative journalist and film maker, Mr. Andrew Jennings,...

FIFA, Sepp Blatter, and Bribes

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"Sepp Blatter really never had a real job. Like a rock star. And he'll never have a real job again." Steve Amoia recently had the...

Ian Blanchard, Head of National Referee Development at the FA, Discusses Law 11 and...

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Images courtesy of Ian Blanchard and the English Football Association. In February 2008, I had the pleasure and privilege to interview Mr. Ian Blanchard, who...

The Euro Ended Before It Even Began For Fabio Cannavaro

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Photo courtesy of Paul Blank, www.postproduktie.nl. On Monday, in a training accident in Austria, Fabio Cannavaro, the "Berlin Wall" and the great captain of...

adidas EUROPASS: Field-Testing the official Euro 2008 Football

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Images courtesy of adidas. As is their custom, adidas designed a new football for Euro 2008. "Like +Teamgeistâ„¢, the official match ball of the 2006 FIFA...

World Football Elo Ratings for Euro 2008 – an alternative to FIFA rankings?

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Four years ago, Dan Leo told me about a new ranking system. At least, it was new to me. Like most of us, I...

Top 50 Ranked Teams in FIFA and Elo (30 May 2008)

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President Joseph "Sepp" Blatter of FIFA. As a follow-up to my last article about the World Football Elo Ratings, Ahmed asked me to provide the...

Clarence Seedorf Launches Goal4Africa Initiative in Milan

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Image courtesy of ON International. Yesterday morning (27 May) in Milan, Clarence Seedorf of AC Milan held a press conference to announce a humanitarian initiative...

Goal4Africa: “Each goal scored can be a step towards creating a better Africa.”

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Images courtesy of Goal4Africa. Goal4Africa is a humanitarian initiative to mark two seminal events: The 90th birthday of the Honorable Nelson Mandela, along with the upcoming...

Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo of the Chicago Fire

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Image courtesy of the Chicago Fire and Major League Soccer. Last year, Major League Soccer welcomed David Beckham amidst significant mainstream media coverage in North...

Adriana Lima is an Interista, Sheva and Ronny on their way to the Serie...

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Steve Amoia returns with his preview of Week 35 in the Serie A - with a look at Adriana Lima, transfer rumours involving Milan...

Interview with Uruguayan Legend Enzo Francescoli, CEO and Founder of GolTV

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Images courtesy of GolTV. Soccerlens is very privileged and honored to welcome a legend of world football, Enzo Francescoli. Mr. Francescoli, who was born...