Beats & Rhymes FC

Alejandro Faurlín interview: Fading out the old-time blues – Rs favourite sings a song of salvation

 

In seven years with Queens Park Rangers, Alejandro Faurlín lived the successes and setbacks with the club while facing his own struggles more blatantly than most ever come close to. Returning from three long-term injuries to play throughout this season, the music-devoted midfielder had a melody beside him on his way back, and it is stirring strongly again as the eternally-popular Argentinian prepares for a new verse. Read more →

Christine Nairn interview: Moving with the rhythm of the pacesetters – Spirit midfielder shooting to thrill and smoothing it out

Photo: Ashley J. Palmer / https://www.ashleyjpalmer.com/

Photo: Ashley J. Palmer / www.ashleyjpalmer.com

 

Sitting top of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) with Washington Spirit at this early stage of the season, Christine Nairn’s career so far has been as much about refining her thinking as learning to boss a midfield, with sounds around to step to in the haste, or heal to in the calm. Read more →

James Bailey interview: Free amid the Fury – Ex-Rams midfield man’s capital venture

Photo: Ottawa Fury FC/Chris Hofley

Photo: Chris Hofley/Ottawa Fury FC

 

Once a Crewe Alexandra prospect, James Bailey started to make his name at Derby County before spells with Coventry City and Barnsley, although much has changed for the Ottawa Fury FC midfielder since leaving English football last year, bringing a whole lot of fresh and new, but with space always for reminders from way back when. Read more →

Derek Boateng interview: ‘Elevate your mind, free your soul’ – Higher learning in the heartland from Rayo’s Ghana midfielder

Photo: RayoOKC.com

Photo: RayoOKC.com

 

The North American Soccer League (NASL) is uncharted territory for long-time Ghanaian international Derek Boateng after many years in several of Europe’s highest divisions, and while enhancing expansion team Rayo OKC’s midfield, the two-time FIFA World Cup participant is out to share his vast understanding from a varied career while in Oklahoma. Read more →

Nadine Angerer interview: The Rose City sessions reprised for Thorns’ former stopper supreme

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Photo: Craig Mitchelldyer / www.craigmitchelldyer.com

 

World and European champion on multiple occasions, ex-Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer’s illustrious career took her around the globe before finishing up in a city she adores, and in the jazz café that is her Portland world, closing time has been put off for a little longer yet. Read more →