Michael Adubato

The old man of Yanks-Abroad, having been around since the very beginning in 2004, Known as the resident Belgian expert since that’s where he has lived for a couple of decades. Over the years he has interviewed Nats such as Kasey Keller, Brian McBride, Oguchi Onyewu, Jozy Altidore and Tim Weah, to name a few. When not working the day job, he can often be found in stadiums around Europe, watching games from the top flight to the lower leagues. To prove that he is not just a pretty face, Mike received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland and a Masters from the University of Oklahoma. Boomer Sooner! On a non-soccer note, Adubato has just released a book of poetry from his travels, Missing the Exit, published by Broken Keys Publishing in Ottawa, Canada. So that must make him the YA poet laureate! You can grab your copy on, order online and pick it up and Barnes & Noble or get an e-copy at various outlets.

Belgian Play-Offs Recap: McKenzie, Genk Choke – Title Handed to Vines, Royal Antwerp

The Belgian title was decided on Sunday evening at the very last minute as Antwerp scored a late goal to claim their first crown in 66 years. Union St Gilloise hosted Club Brugge in Brussels and with the Genk-Antwerp result, the boys from Brussels could have claimed the title but after taking the lead just […]

Belgian Playoff Recap: Goal Machine McKenzie Scores Again

With four of the six playoff games done and dusted in both the Championship and European groups, Mark McKenzie and Genk blew the chance to put pressure on the group leaders after a Sam Vines-less Royal Antwerp were beaten by Club Brugge.

Belgian Play-Offs Recap: McKenzie Scores Again but Genk Suffers Loss

Mark McKenzie’s goal for Genk wasn’t enough to keep them from slipping out of the Belgian Pro League top spot after a loss to Antwerp, while Marlon Fossey and Standard Liege saw their chance for European qualification take a major hit in their home loss to Gent.