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  1. Mario Kempes returns to ESPN commentator post after heart surgery...

    BRISTOL, Conn. -- Retired Argentine soccer star Mario Kempes has returned to work at ESPN, a month after heart surgery. Kempes, who had six bypasses on Sept. 30, provided Spanish-language analysis for Atletico Madrid's Champions League game against M...

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2014
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  3. Cox: How the U.S. can improve

    Michael Cox

    Tactics & Analysis

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  4. World Cup weak links

    Michael Cox

    One of the interesting things about international football is the way sides can encounter a severe weakness in one particular position. At club level, a manager would simply purchase an adequate player to plug the gap, but at international level that...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. Five UCL lessons for Spain, Vicente del Bosque

    Michael Cox

    Lisbon was subject to a Spanish invasion for Real Madrid's dramatic 4-1 extra-time European Cup victory over Atletico Madrid on Saturday, and there was no more interested spectator than national coach Vicente del Bosque. - Marcotti: What's next f...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  6. Sizing up the Real vs. Atletico tactical battle

    Michael Cox

    Big clubs have a nasty habit of ruining their little city rivals' celebrations. When Everton finished above Liverpool for the first time in years back in 2005, beating them to the final Champions League spot, the Reds went out and won the Europea...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  7. Liverpool's fluid football will propel England

    Michael Cox

    The 2010 World Cup was a disappointing experience from a purely footballing perspective. Despite a cool climate that theoretically encouraged high-tempo, positive football, there were arguably only two sides that played a genuinely proactive game -- ...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  8. Time of transition for Arsenal and Ashley Cole

    Michael Cox

    He joined Arsenal in 1996, and having spent 18 years revolutionising the club and developing a never-ending stream of talented young players, he's preparing to say goodbye -- hopefully with an FA Cup victory. No, not Arsene Wenger -- who has repea...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  9. The Samurai Blue defensive stance

    Ken Matsushima

    On Monday, Japan manager Alberto Zaccheroni named his 23-man World Cup squad with no surprises in the selection of the team. What follows is an analysis of Japan's goalkeepers, defenders and defensive midfielders. Goalkeepers: Zaccheroni has re...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  10. Tactical trends of 2013-14 Premier League season

    Michael Cox

    The Premier League isn't generally considered a division that places a great emphasis upon tactics, but this season was different. With a variety of new managers in place, there were some genuinely fascinating developments, particularly in terms of f...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  11. Tactics Board: Nasri central to City success

    Richard Jolly

    MANCHESTER CITY 2-0 WEST HAM Samir Nasri started the season on the bench for Manchester City and ended it with a goal that helped them clinch the Premier League title. His touch map in City's 2-0 victory against West Ham on Sunday shows why he won...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  12. Liverpool's defensive struggles down to a lack of leadership

    Michael Cox

    One isolated incident summarises Liverpool's defensive failings. It wasn't crucial. It didn't cost Liverpool any points. It didn't even cause them to wobble. In fact, it was a completely irrelevant goal -- a consolation for Cardiff City in their 3...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  13. How the Premier League title was thrown away

    Alistair Tweedale,

    Jose Mourinho's penchant for big games is something quite extraordinary for the way in which he so frequently oversees victories against the tougher teams, but even more so for the contrast with performances his Chelsea side put in against the so-cal...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
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    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2014
  15. Still super, Edin Dzeko is no longer a sub

    Michael Cox

    For a striker who appears inconsistent from week to week, Edin Dzeko has actually been very consistent over the course of his Manchester City career. He registered 14 goals in his first full season, 14 goals in his second, and has now managed 14 in h...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  16. Tactics Board: Chelsea fail to pass bus; uncharacteristic City

    Richard Jolly

    CHELSEA 0-0 NORWICH CITY In one respect, the statistics pointed to Chelsea domination. They had 71 percent of possession and 23 attempts at goal. However, only four were on target, which illustrates why Norwich took a point at Stamford Bridge. So ...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  17. Nuances of Mourinho's tactics save him from 'hypocrite' tag

    Michael Cox

    In one sense, Jose Mourinho is football's greatest hypocrite. He introduced the term "parking the bus" into English football nearly a decade ago, as part of a complaint about Tottenham's defensive tactics. He's now regarded as the ultimate expon...

    Blog | April 29, 2014