Sonja Missio

Sonja Missio

Condemned as an Udinese supporter since birth, my love-hate relationship with the Little Zebras has turned me into a masochist. Or a megalomaniac, depending on the day. As a half-Friulano, quarter-Swiss, quarter-Filipina, living in Toronto, my soccer enthusiasm has been (for the most part) doomed and (at best) confusing. In my spare time, I am running a (un)successful campaign to become the next FIFA President. You can follow me on twitter: @sonjamissio

By Sonja Missio On Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Major League Soccer’s Italian Invasion

With so many European stars moving across the Atlantic to play in Major League Soccer (MLS), it is no surprise that the North American league is gaining worldwide attention and curiosity. So, if you have been interested More...

By Sonja Missio On Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Conte’s Call: Should Giovinco Join the Azzurri?

Last week Antonio Conte announced his Italian squad for the pre-2016 UEFA European Championship friendlies. The Italian coach put forward a strong 28-man squad for the upcoming matches; the Azzurri face Spain at More...

Glik - Torino v Napoli
By Sonja Missio On Friday, March 6th, 2015

Udinese v Torino – Preview: A Non-Traditional Cinderella Match

Udinese host Torino at the Stadio Friuli in Serie A on Sunday, hoping to get revenge for their away defeat to the Granata earlier in the season. In the first match up in the 2014/15 campaign, Udinese lost away to More...

Thereau - Udinese v Cagliari
By Sonja Missio On Friday, February 20th, 2015

Parma v Udinese – Preview: Will it happen?

Parma will host Udinese on Sunday, as the two teams meet for the second time this Serie A season. In their prior meeting, Udinese dominated at the Stadio Friuli. Despite Robert Donadoni’s squad taking an early More...

Giampaolo Pozzo Udinese
By Sonja Missio On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

An Open Letter to Udinese’s Pozzo

Dear Giampaolo Pozzo, Let us begin by saying: thank you. Thank you for everything you have done for Udinese. From sticking with us in the 1980s through scandal and regulation to building a brand new stadium that More...

Bonaventura - AC Milan v Napoli
By Sonja Missio On Friday, January 16th, 2015

AC Milan v Atalanta – Preview: Repairing Team Egos

On Sunday, Atalanta travel to the Stadio Meazza to face AC Milan, as the neighbouring teams will meet for the first time this season, after experiencing similarly devastating draws in both their last Serie A More...

Simone Zaza AC Milan Sassuolo
By Sonja Missio On Friday, January 9th, 2015

Sassuolo v Udinese – Preview: Neroverdi seek to turn the tide

On Saturday, Udinese travel to the Mapei Stadium to face Sassoulo for the first match up between the two teams this season in Serie A. Since their promotion into Serie A last season, Sassuolo have yet to win a match More...

Xherdan Shaqiri - Bayern Munich
By Sonja Missio On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Shaqiri deal could benefit both Inter and Liverpool

Xherdan Shaqiri is being sought after by both Inter and Liverpool before the closing of the January transfer window and Erdin Shaqiri, his brother-cum-agent, has come up with a solution to make both clubs happy. The More...

Sneijder - Galatasaray
By Sonja Missio On Monday, January 5th, 2015

Juventus told to pay Sneijder buyout clause

Wesley Sneijder’s agent has sent Italian champions Juventus a clear message should they wish to make a bid for the Dutch midfielder. The current Serie A league leaders are rumored to be interested in signing the More...

Totti - CSKA v Roma
By Sonja Missio On Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Udinese v Roma – Preview: No Totti, but still time to party

On Tuesday, Roma travel to the Stadio Friuli to face Udinese in both teams’ first match of 2015 and their first time facing each other this season. Last time the two teams met was St. Patrick’s Day of last year, More...