Ranking the competitiveness of the “big five” European leagues

As the European club season enters its climax, every game in every league can make all the difference. For some teams, the last few months can determine the fate of a title race, or the fight to avoid relegation. In some leagues, these races are closer than others. Some teams may have already wrapped up […]

Would Chelsea have been Champions League favorites this season?

Chelsea is currently steamrolling towards another Premier League title. They look unstoppable. The London side will easily qualify for next season’s Champions League. Chelsea missed out on Europe’s premier club competition this season thanks to a disastrous start in the previous year. With Antonio Conte’s men playing so well, there might be a small annoyance […]

PSG systematically dismantles Barcelona 4-0 in Champions League round of 16

Nobody expected this. Even those who felt PSG were to somehow defeat Barcelona didn’t expect to win like this. PSG defeated Barcelona 4-0 in the opening leg of the Champions League round of 16. PSG didn’t just beat Barcelona, they destroyed them. With just 43% (which is a lot against Barcelona) and a 10-1 advantage in […]

Liverpool’s midfield trio is the key to their success

Liverpool have been woeful for the last few weeks. I don’t think that is even a remotely controversial opinion to have. Saturday was different, though. Liverpool’s demolition of Spurs showed that they are still capable of the exciting soccer that we had come to expect. Many have begun attributing this to Liverpool raising their game to […]

Arsenal downs Hull City, 2-0

A quick glance at the headline suggests that Arsenal coasted to an easy 2-0 home win Saturday at The Emirates. The truth is that the three points weren’t in the bag for Arsenal until Alexis Sanchez completed his brace with a penalty in stoppage time. After consecutive losses in the premier League, Arsenal moved into […]

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 […]

Breaking down the various positional battles this MLS offseason

Virtually every MLS team has places in their starting XI that are competitive. Whether it’s a weakness or not, there are bound to be important positions without obvious holders. A good example would be the ridiculously crowded central midfield in San Jose. Fatai Alashe, Darwin Ceren, Tommy Thompson, first round draft pick Jackson Yueill, Marc […]

Managerial changes showing mixed results for relegation threatened clubs

In an effort to avoid relegation and the pitfalls associated with it, many clubs bring in new managers. The Premier League is unforgiving and clubs can get desperate around the new year. This season, Hull City, Swansea City and Crystal Palace have all handed the keys over to new managers in the past two months. […]

Why isn’t there a consistent challenger to Chelsea this year?

Ever since Chelsea went on their incredible winning streak, several teams have challenged them for the top of the table. First, it was Manchester City. After they fell away, it was Arsenal. Next, it was Liverpool. Now, Tottenham seem the most likely candidates. This could ultimately change should Liverpool snag points off of Spurs this […]

Both Manchester teams are solidly in the top four hunt after winning Sunday

For the second time in less than a week, both Manchester teams faced a very preferable situation. After seeing how the top four finished the day before, both Manchester City and Manchester United knew that they would be able to gain points on multiple top four teams if either win. After Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool […]

Egypt to Face Cameroon in 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Final

This Sunday is the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. This year’s exciting, but under-watched tournament comes to its conclusion when the competition’s two most successful sides meet in Gabon. Egypt, with seven championships, will go for eight against Cameroon who has lifted this trophy four times before. It will be a rematch of the […]

What have we learned from the USMNT this winter?

Bruce Arena’s first two matches as manager of the United States national team have concluded, and there are decidedly mixed opinions on his and the team’s performance. For some, 0-0 and 1-0 results against C and B level Serbia and Jamaica is simply not enough, while for others, the incremental progress seen throughout the MLS-filled […]

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