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The ten best 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 Premier League […]

Jose Mourinho has figured out what we all already knew

Two weeks ago, Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United were wallowing away in sixth place in the Premier League. They had drawn three straight games, had won just once in their last seven Premier League games, and had drawn four straight home matches, the first time that had happened since the early 90s. Today, United are still […]

Which European league is best set up for Champions League success

Over the last few years, when the Champions League has gotten down to their final few teams, all the talk would surround which team was best set up to go all the way to the final. Some of the team were only there once in the past few years, such as Manchester City, Chelsea, or […]

Who would win a non Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or award?

The Ballon d’Or started out as an award given out by French Football to the best European player in football. In 1995, that changed to include all players playing for European clubs and in 2007, all players around the world were included. From 2010-2015 the award was merged with FIFA’s Player of the Year award […]

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 […]

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 […]

Why is Jose Mourinho so afraid of making a big move

When Manchester United signed Jose Mourinho to be their manager, they thought they were signing a manager who was tactically sharp and ruthless. Someone who would do whatever it takes to win even if that included dropping a club legend from the starting XI or keeping a £26 million signing pinned to the bench. They […]

Watch: Bob Bradley gets first Premier League win in wild shootout

It has not been an easy start to life in the Premier League for American manager Bob Bradley. Bradley took over Swansea City during the international break at the start of October, but heading in to Thanksgiving weekend, he was still searching for his first Premier League win. This weekend provided Bradley with a good […]

U.S. Soccer takes eight steps back with Bruce Arena hire

There’s no question that U.S. Soccer’s firing of Jurgen Klinsmann was justified. Even the staunchest Klinsmann supporter will admit that (and believe me, I very well might be the staunchest Jurgen supporter out there). But to hire Bruce Arena as his replacement not only solves none of the issues that Klinsmann has been criticized for, but it will […]

USMNT gets embarrassed in 4-0 loss to Costa Rica

It was never supposed to be easy when the United States traveled to Costa Rica, but it wasn’t supposed to go like this either. The US travelled to San Jose, Costa Rica having never won a World Cup qualifier there, posting an 0-8-1 record in nine previous attempts. Nevertheless optimism was high that on the […]

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