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  1. Sound the Alarm? Which Premier League Teams Need to Worry, After ...

    Mike L. Goodman

    One weekend of Premier League action is in the books. The most important word in that sentence is "one." It's easy to get so amped up for the first week that even the smallest hiccups can loom large in the fan'...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. Premier League Preview: Changes at the Top of the Table

    Mike L. Goodman

    Real, competitive European soccer kicks off this weekend. And while Spidermayang and Germany's Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A may still be a bit off, the Premier League starts on Saturday. We can stop pretending that things like the Inter...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  3. An Arsenal Fan and a Manchester City Fan Walk Into a Bar

    Jason Concepcion and Jared Dubin

    The Premier League season is almost upon us. But before the actual matches start on August 16, we sent our biggest Arsenal fan, Jason Concepcion, and our newest (and biggest) Manchester City fan, Jared Dubin, to an Arsenal bar to watch the annual sea...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. About Last Weekend: All About Johnny

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out doing your best to return the Community Shield to the community from whence it came, here are the top five stories you missed in sports last weekend: According to head coach Mike Pettine, Johnny Manziel asserted himself in the...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  5. Manchester United’s Back Three, and the Changing Face of Pr...

    Mike L. Goodman

    As the summer of Louis van Gaal turns into the season of Louis van Gaal, the Dutch manager seems set to put a tactical stamp on the Premier League, bringing the three-center back system he used at the World Cup to Manchester United. And it&...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  6. The Problem With Summer Soccer Friendlies in the USA

    Noah Davis

    Of the 49,653 fans who watched Manchester City play Liverpool in Yankee Stadium last Wednesday night, about 40,000 of them were wearing red. "I can't believe this many people would come out," a man with a thick cockney accent said beh...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. Van Gaalogy 101

    Brian Phillips

    The first time Louis van Gaal pulled his pants down in front of his players happened in -- but hang on; let's walk that back a second. The first time Louis van Gaal pulled his pants down in front of his players that we know of happened in 2009, ...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  8. Men in Blazers: Europe's American Summer Tour, Transfer Wind...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo discuss European clubs' American summer tours and transfer window winners and losers. Plus, an interview with Manchester City and New York City FC CEO Ferran Soriano. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to t...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. About Last Night: Phinishing Off the Phillies

    Spike Friedman

    In case you decided it was the day to finally terminate your personal relationship with Jose Canseco, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: A day after conceding a rare blown save, Philadelphia closer Jonathan P...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  10. Requiem for the Ghost Goals

    Joseph Neighbor

    Every so often there is a strange moment in soccer in which no one can tell if the ball has crossed the goal line or not. Everyone looks at the referee. The referee looks at his assistant. The players swarm both officials, gesticulating wildly, shout...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  11. Samir Nasri Was Manchester City's Secret Weapon

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    If you watched any part of Manchester City's title-winning season, some things stood out: how frequently David Silva made defenses look like they've never played together, the number of bad haircuts on their backline. You probably...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  12. Manchester City and the Incredible, Vanishing Premier League Titl...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It seems to be a sign of our fast-paced media times that Manchester City's title win is only 24 hours old and already feels like it was totally inevitable. Nowadays things are obviously going to happen, until they don't, and then...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  13. On the Brink of Survival, Remembering Sunderland's Heartbrea...

    Graham Parker

    On Wednesday, Sunderland will play West Bromwich Albion in a bid to secure their Premier League status. This comes after the most unlikely series of results, including a 1-0 defeat of Manchester United at Old Trafford, a thrashing of Cardiff...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  14. Liverpool Lost the Premier League Title Just Like They Almost Won...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    They finished last season in seventh place and came into this year with something like 33-1 odds of winning the Premier League. After back-to-back losses to Manchester City and Chelsea to end 2013, they found themselves in fifth place. But since the...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  15. Premier Pass & Move: City Have the Inside Track, Fulham Are G...

    Mike L. Goodman

    And then there were four. Four games left that mattered. This weekend, the status quo ruled throughout most of the Premier League. That meant the final nails were put in the coffins of a couple teams in the various races up and down the league, leavi...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  16. Modern Management Is Rubbish: Manchester United Move On From Davi...

    Mike L. Goodman

    In the wake of the incredibly short, incredibly strange, not altogether unpredictable tenure of David Moyes at Manchester United, two things are clear. First, the obvious: David Moyes failed spectacularly. Tactically, he was unable to adapt to his...

    Blog | April 22, 2014