The Blog of Eric M. Ruiz

Exploring the differences that make us the same.

BaM! “Soccernomics” Review

Somewhere between “Moneyball” and “Freakonomics” lies Simon Kuper’s “Soccernomics”. A brilliant and informative look at the business of soccer.

Blonde Hair, Don’t Care

Blonde Hair, Don't Care

My uncle Pedro, my father and my Uncle David (holding me) before a soccer tournament circa 1988. I inherited my father’s passion and love for the game.

Warrior Unveils New Liverpool Kit For 2012

Warrior Unveils New Liverpool Kit For 2012

Reminds me of the Liverpool of yesteryear. Retro inspired logo and a sharp gold combined with the all red garb make this a beautiful kit. Warrior Sport’s first foray into football did not disappoint. Let’s hope Liverpool’s next campaign does not either.

Different Type of Football Styles

“…and Steven Gerrard with another long ball to an un-attentive Andy Carroll…” With Euro 2012 rapidly approaching, I’d like to take a look and explore the various styles of some of the major footballing nations.

Badass United Manager Tinkering With Formations and Strategy

    Skipper tinkering with formations, lineups. Associated Press 2-2-12 “Honestly, if I could, I’d run with three forwards, two mids and whatever is left as defenders. You heard of Total Football? This is Blitzkrieg Football.” Manager O’Donahue said after Wednesday’s training session. The unorthodox manager has been adjusting his lineups and tinkering with formations this week.