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This is shaping up to the be the most exciting Premier League season yet

“The title race in the Premier League is always wide open!” That statement is usually one of the biggest arguments Premier League fans use to show why the Premier League is superior to Europe’s other top leagues. After all, Bayern Munich has run away with the Bundesliga the last five seasons. La Liga is always […]

USMNT fails to make a statement in Bruce Arena’s first game back

First of all, let me be clear about something. Of all the non-important friendlies the USMNT plays over the course of a four year cycle, none of them are less important than the two annual January friendlies. There was no outcome to the USMNT’s match against Serbia that could have proved Bruce Arena is the […]

Jermain Defoe is the most valuable player in the Premier League

Think of all the stars in the Premier League. Who is coming to your mind? It’s probably the usual cast of characters. Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibarhimovic, Sergio Aguero, Diego Costa, Harry Kane, Alexis Sanchez, Kevin de Bruyne and a whole slew of others. But you would probably have to list off about 50 players before […]

Who would play in a Premier League All-Star Game

With the Premier League, NHL, and NBA all just passing the halfway points of their season, and the latter two getting ready for their midseason All-Star games, it got me thinking: Who would play in a Premier League all star game? Obviously, this game would feature the Premier League’s best XI against some random MLS team […]

There’s a difference between squad rotation and resting players

Last season, Leicester City made fewer changes than anyone and won the Premier League. This year the same can be said about Chelsea. But you know what also can be said about both clubs? Neither of them had to make any changes! Oh Gary. For such a wise pundit how could you say something so […]

Jose Mourinho is setting Manchester United up for long term failure

When Jose Mourinho was appointed manager of Manchester United last summer the fan base was split over the decision. Some loved the move as Mourinho seems to win wherever he goes, while others were skeptical since he seems to leave a trail of fire when he leaves. There was also another issue that had all […]

U.S. Soccer should distance itself from MLS

Whether you like it or not, U.S. Soccer and MLS are always linked together, often times as one entity. This of course, is not true. U.S. Soccer is a governing body, they run the national team as well as nearly every league from the youth level on up. MLS is a professional league, sanctioned by […]

Manchester United and Tottenham need to take the Europa League seriously

If you know someone who is a Spurs fan – specifically an American one – then you know the only thing they disdain more than Arsenal is non-league matches. While some fans unfortunately see cup matches as an unnecessary burden, they specifically target the Europa League as for some reason they deem a Thursday-Sunday turnaround […]

Has Pep Guardiola made soccer boring?

A few weeks ago, after his Manchester City side was thoroughly beaten 4-2 by Leicester City, Pep Guardiola firmly insisted that he is not a fan of tackling. “I am not a coach for the tackles. I do not train the tackles.” Guardiola said at his post match press conference. While the statement is almost […]

10 of the best non-Premier League matches of 2016

Over the next couple weeks, the staff of 32 Flags will be counting down some of the top achievements and moments of this calendar year. 2016 has seen many things in the soccer world from the good to the bad and the ordinary to the extraordinary. Today, we are counting down the top non-Premier League […]

Swansea City’s issues lie much deeper than their manager

On Tuesday, Swansea City fired manager Bob Bradley after the American picked up just eight points in his first 11 matches in charge of the club. It also may have been because in a press conference a few weeks ago Bradley said the term “PK” which is how Americans say what the English call a […]

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