KANSAS CITY, KS - DECEMBER 07:  The Philip F. Anschutz trophy is seen on the field before the start of the match between Real Salt Lake and Sporting Kansas City in the 2013 MLS Cup at Sporting Park on December 7, 2013 in Kansas City, Kansas.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Toronto FC, the Seattle Sounders and the MLS Cup: How did they get here?

We’ve arrived at the final stop of the long, winding road that is the MLS season. Toronto FC play the Seattle Sounders at what will be a packed BMO Field on Saturday at 8:00 et, finishing off a season that included everything from a major Drogba controversy to the ongoing demise of the North American […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24:  The Champions league trophy is seen prior to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Manchester City and Barcelona at Etihad Stadium on February 24, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Looking back at the 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group stage

The UEFA Champions League group stage has come to a close with 32 teams being narrowed down to 16. As usual it was an action filled group stage, complete with goals, comebacks, and upsets. Let’s look back at some of the highlights. Who advanced? Arsenal, Napoli, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Monaco, Borussia Dortmund, Leicester City, and […]

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 10:  Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool celebrates as Roberto Firmino of Liverpool scores their second goal during the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 first leg match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 10, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Could Klopp’s greatest asset be his only real weakness?

After Liverpool’s defeat to Bournemouth this weekend, many have taken to making the-sky-is-falling type assessments about Jurgen Klopp’s team. The defense is complete crap (partially true), Simon Mignolet should start over Karius because he’s complete crap (false), or that they got complacent (true). The criticisms have targeted everyone from individual players, as shown above, to […]

BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 02:  Lionel Messi (L) and Neymar Jr. of FC Barcelona look on during a training session ahead of their La Liga match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 2, 2016 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Barcelona, Real Madrid to meet in season’s first ‘Clasico’

Some of the best theater in world football takes the stage again this weekend as Barcelona and Real Madrid renew their bitter rivalry Saturday (10 a.m. ET, beIn Sports). Table watch: Barcelona needs to make up a little ground. Real Madrid hasn’t tasted defeat this season, and that fast start has it six points clear […]

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21:   Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City is separated from Diego Costa of Chelsea by his team-mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Who needs this win more: Chelsea or Manchester City?

The early game this weekend is going to be massive. Not just because it’s two of the biggest teams in the Premier League. Not just because it’ll have two of the most talented managers in the game tactically sparing for 90+ minutes. Not just because we’ll see some of the biggest names in world soccer […]

ENFIELD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 14:  Gareth Southgate interim manager of England speaks during an England press conference on the eve of their international friendly match against Spain at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre on November 14, 2016 in Enfield, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Gareth Southgate hire is more of the same from England

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. The England national team dominates opponents during qualifying for a major tournament, gets a lot of hype prior to the tournament only to crash out in hilarious fashion. Of course you’ve heard it before because it’s happened every two years (except in 2008 when they didn’t even make […]