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  1. Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Two Goals, at the (Almost...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's really hard to watch two soccer matches at the same time. All of the things that make soccer a distinct sport - the lack of stoppages in play, the fluid transitions from attack to defense - also make it completely i...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, and the Fall of Europe's Hipster Sweet...

    Chris Ryan

    Today in the UEFA Champions League, in Group F, the group of death, some club is gonna die. With Arsenal in control on nine points — close to the 10 points Alex Ferguson always said would get a club to the knockout stages — there remains ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  3. Champions League Pass & Move: Dortmund's Pressure, Zlatan's Goal,...

    Spike Friedman and Mike L. Goodman

    A look at this week's Champions League action. Arsenal Under Pressure Spike Friedman: Borussia Dortmund's aggressive pressing effectively neutralized what had been a prolific Arsenal attack, before a late goal against the run of play gave the Ger...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  4. How Bayern Munich Dismantled Manchester City

    Spike Friedman

    Let's marvel at the first 75 minutes of football that Bayern Munich put together on Wednesday en route to a dominant 3-1 win over Manchester City by breaking down their three goals. (Apologies for those of you outside of the U.S., for whom I would re...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  5. How Will This Season's Bayern Munich Pep Squad Compare to Barcelo...

    Mike L. Goodman

    I don't really know why I'm bothering to show up for soccer season this year. Bayern Munich's complete dominance is, after all, a fait accompli. Last season's Champions League winners only went out and added their biggest rival's best player, Mario G...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  6. Four Takeaways From the Champions League Final

    Spike Friedman

    Attack of the Monopod Let's start with the biggest story of the final, that of the Dutch Monopod. Monopods, of course, are mythological one-footed, dwarf-like creatures who show up in stories from ancient Greece legends to C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  7. 2013 Champions League Preview

    Brian Phillips

    Five burning questions on Saturday's all-German Champions League final.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  8. So Who Else on Borussia Dortmund Is Going to Get Bought?

    Spike Friedman

    Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund side has had an eventful week. On the eve of their Champions League semifinal first leg against Real Madrid, it was announced that midfielder Mario Gotze would transfer to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich after this sea...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  9. Champions League Quarterfinal Highs and Lows

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is only kind of about that. Welcome to the highs and lows of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. High: German power The Bundesliga is ascendent in Europe...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  10. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Juventus

    Spike Friedman

    We have reached the wonderful part of the UEFA Champions League where a truly elite team can be a heavy underdog. Juventus has dominated Serie A this season after cutting through it unbeaten last season. They lead their domestic league in goals score...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  11. Where Would the USMNT Finish in the Champions League Group Stage?...

    Noah Davis

    On Wednesday, Bayern Munich and Malaga joined six other clubs in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Watching the games made me wonder how the United States national team would do if it were dropped into the group stage of the tournament. Woul...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  12. Champions League Underdog of the Week: Shakhtar Donetsk

    Spike Friedman

    If you're watching soccer on Wednesday, assuming you live outside of Donetsk and North Rhine-Westphalia (and if you are reading from one of those places, Pryvit or Guten Tag), you're going to be watching Real Madrid play Manchester United. I get it. ...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  13. Megan Rapinoe Might Make Lyon the Best Soccer Team in the World (...

    Pete L'Official

    It was all good just a year ago. 2012 was the first year in 13 that Olympique Lyonnais failed to qualify for the Champions League, missing out on the money and spotlight that European competition brings. In truth, the rot had already set in. Lyon has...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  14. Rafa Benitez Manages Roman Abramovich's Chelsea

    Brian Phillips

    Can Rafa Benitez succeed with Roman Abramovich's Chelsea club?

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  15. Al Jazeera's New Sports Network Changes the Soccer-Watching Lands...

    Noah Davis

    Last week, watching soccer in the United States changed forever. While ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel still have the biggest matches — American World Cup qualifiers in the U.S., the English Premier League, and the Champions League — a networ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  16. Fernando Torres, Didier Drogba, and Chelsea's unlikely Champions ...

    Brian Phillips

    The most unlikely of Cinderellas makes her run.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2012