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Xoel Cardenas

  • joined Jun 17, 2013
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
  • posts 70
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I have a huge passion for sports. I believe sports is the moving art that we all admire, if not, at least respect. I have a B.A. in Professional Writing and an M.A. in English.

My main topics of interest is futbol aka soccer, in particular, FC Barcelona. I follow La Liga as well as il calcio Serie A, English Premier League, and the Bundesliga. I am also a huge basketball team. My favorite team is the Seattle SuperSonics. My team in baseball is the New York Yankees.

I also enjoy writing about how sports teaches us life lessons. Greatness can be achieved in sports and I believe it can be accomplished in our "ordinary" lives. It may not have the same fanfare but if we (the sports fan) put our accomplishments in the same perspective we put sports, we'd see the greatness and the beauty of our lives.

Proud of my Spanish and Ecuadorian background. Jo soc Culé! Ja arriba el moment!

I enjoy hearing from my readers, so please respectfully comment on any of my articles.

Xoel Càrdenas

A Fan Of...

  • MLB New York Yankees
  • NFL San Francisco 49ers
  • NCAAF Utah Utes
  • NCAAB Weber St. Wildcats
  • NHL Chicago Blackhawks
  • Soccer FC Barcelona
  • Golf Tiger Woods
  • Boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr.
  • Tennis Rafael Nadal
  • Bundesliga FC Bayern Munich
  • FIFA Spain
  • La Liga FC Barcelona
  • MLS New York City FC
  • Winter Olympics USA
  • Summer Olympics USA
  • General Seattle SuperSonics
User Blog

The Pursuit for Five: Barcelona's CL Road Is Set

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FC Barcelona know their UEFA Champions League schedule for 2014-15. Xoel Càrdenas breaks down Group F.

This Week in Barça: Week of August 25, 2014

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On this episode of "This Week in Barça", Xoel Càrdenas talks about FC Barcelona's 3-0 win over Elche in FCB's Liga debut, Munir El Haddadi's terrific debut, Angel Di Maria leaving Barça's rival and...

Transfer Ban Coming: Who Should Barça Quickly Buy?

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With the transfer ban coming to Futbol Club Barcelona, a mad scramble to try and sign one last player appears to be in the works. Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on the situation and who Barça...

This Week in Barça: Week of August 19, 2014

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In this episode of "This Week in Barça", host Xoel Càrdenas talks about the Joan Gamper Trophy game, Luis Suarez making his Barça debut, Cuadrado not showing up, and Alex Song being shown the door....

Official: Deulofeu Loaned Out. Cuadrado Coming?

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FC Barcelona forward Gerard Deulofeu will be loaned out to Sevilla for one season. Is this move potentially being made to open up a spot for Juan Cuadrado? Columnist Xoel Càrdenas gives us his take.

Luis Suarez Ban Upheld, Allowed to Train w/ Barça

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Luis Suarez's four-month ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Thursday. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on the decision.

This Week in Barça: Week of August 11, 2014

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Barça columnist Xoel Càrdenas welcomes you to the first article of the new weekly review of all things FC Barcelona entitled "This Week in Barça." Every Monday, "This Week in Barça" will review the...

Spain: Fin De Ciclo (2008-14)

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Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on Spain's historic run coming to an end, how it went all wrong, and the legacy they leave behind.

The New FC Barcelona: The New Barça Era Has Begun

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The new FC Barcelona began on Monday, as we saw Lionel Messi sign his new contract, Luis Enrique named manager, Marc-Andre ter Stegen officially arrive, and the announcement of Rafinha and Gerard...

Liga Done, Ciclo Done: Let The New Barça Era Begin

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FC Barcelona was not able to repeat as champions of La Liga. Atletico Madrid are deserving champions, as Atleti got the 1-1 draw to secure the Liga title on Saturday. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas...

La Liga Final: Barça v Atleti: Title Game Is Here

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FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid will face off for the La Liga title next Saturday at the Camp Nou, as neither club could not take advantage of the other's misfortune. Xoel Càrdenas gives you his...

One Last Shot at Redemption for Barça

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Thanks to some help from Real Valladolid's 1-1 draw against Real Madrid, FC Barcelona can still win the Liga title. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas tells you why it's all or nothing for Barcelona as...

Adios FC Barcelona: Fin De Ciclo (2008-14), Part V

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There will be no major title for FC Barcelona in 2013-14 as El Blaugrana allowed Getafe to get a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou on Saturday. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on selling...

For Tito! Barça's Emotional, Improbable 3-2 Win

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After some of the toughest days imaginable, FC Barcelona got an improbable 3-2 comeback win over Villarreal on Sunday night. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on the emotions and...

Eternal Tito: A Tribute to Tito Vilanova

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Francesc "Tito" Vilanova: 1968-2014. Xoel Càrdenas pays tribute to the former manager of FC Barcelona.

Barça Ban Suspended: Redemption for FCB Board?

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On Wednesday, some good news finally came to FC Barcelona as the transfer ban imposed by FIFA on April 2nd has been suspended. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas tells you why this is the time for the...

The Week from Hell for Barça: Fin De Ciclo, Part 4

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FC Barcelona's disappointing season continued as they lost 2-1 in the Copa Del Rey Final to Real Madrid. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on the game, why it all went wrong so...

FC Barcelona: Fin De Ciclo (2008-2014), Part 3

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FC Barcelona essentially lost La Liga with a 1-0 loss to Granada on Saturday night. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas tells you why if you still didn't believe it before, you better believe it now...

FC Barcelona: Fin De Ciclo (2008-2014), Part 2

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FC Barcelona was eliminated from the UEFA Champions League as Atletico Madrid defeated El Blaugrana 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) on Wednesday night. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his reasons...

Messi's Brace Leads Average-Looking Barça To Win

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Lionel Messi grabbed a brace on the night as FC Barcelona defeated Real Betis 3-1 at the Camp Nou on Saturday night. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on the win, the best and the...

Barça 1-1 Atleti: Neymar's Goal Saves Face For FCB

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On Tuesday night, FC Barcelona were unable to get a win and got a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou in their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal, first leg, matchup. In this article,...

Barça Grind Out 1-0 Win In Derbi Barceloní

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Lionel Messi converted from the spot kick in the 77th minute for the lone goal of the game as FC Barcelona stayed on pace in the La Liga title race as FCB defeated Espanyol 1-0 on Saturday. In this...

Anims Valdes: FCB Win, But Lose Valdes For Season

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FC Barcelona kept pace in La Liga with a 3-0 win over Celta Vigo at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night. Goals from Neymar (2) and Lionel Messi powered Barça to the win. But the win was overshadowed by...

D10S > CR7: Messi Powers Barça Over Madrid

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Lionel Messi grabbed a hat trick on the night as FC Barcelona defeated Real Madrid 4-3 in El Clásico at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on the...

King Messi: Barça's All-Time Goal-Scoring D10S

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Lionel Messi's hat trick lead FC Barcelona to a 7-0 destruction of Osasuna on Sunday at the Camp Nou. With his second goal of the night, Messi (370 goals) became Barcelona's all-time leading goal...

Barça Heading to CL Quarters, But Are They "Back?"

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FC Barcelona are heading to the quarterfinals of the Champions League as they eliminated Manchester City thanks to a 2-1 win (4-1 on aggregate) Wednesday. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you...

FC Barcelona: Fin De Ciclo (2008-2014)

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FC Barcelona has been dominating La Liga & most of football for years. But after Saturday's pathetic showing vs. Real Valladolid, losing 1-0, it's clear the end of the "golden era" has arrived....

Carles Puyol: Catalan, Capità, Culé, Legend.

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On Tuesday, Carles Puyol announced that he will be leaving FC Barcelona at the end of the season. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on Puyol's decision, some of the memories Carles...

Barça Wins 4-1, Closes in on Madrid

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FC Barcelona are now one point back of Real Madrid in the Liga standings as El Blaugrana defeated Almeria 4-1 on Sunday. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on the win, Xavi's great...

Barça Loses: Barça Now at Liga Crossroads.

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From the ecstasy of beating Manchester City 2-0 on Tuesday night, to the agony of losing 3-1 against Real Sociedad on Saturday, FC Barcelona has had a roller coaster week. In this article, Xoel...

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