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  1. Messi Money: Who Could Take the World’s Best Player Off of ...

    Mike L. Goodman

    As far as being Lionel Messi goes, it's been an up-and-down couple of weeks. This past Saturday, Messi broke the all-time La Liga scoring record with three goals against Sevilla. But just a week before he became King of La Liga, the Argenti...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  2. Breaking the Pyramid: How Pep Guardiola Created a Postmodern Mons...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Trying to discuss Pep Guardiola's tactics is a bit like discovering that the language you've spoken your entire life doesn't really exist. There are words, like full-back or midfielder, that suddenly come to mean complet...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. Ranking the Champions League Blowouts

    Spike Friedman

    After a round of Champions League fixtures that saw 40 goals scored in a single day, let's take a moment to highlight a series of blowouts that have reestablished this year's league hierarchy. Breaking these down from least enligh...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  4. The Biggest Surprises From the First Champions League Group-Stage...

    Spike Friedman

    The first matchday of the Champions League is in the books, and, pleasantly, there were some surprises. Let's have a look at the biggest. Schalke 04 have looked like they were in total disarray in domestic play. They crashed out of the DFB-Poka...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. Meet Your Continental European Champions League Contenders

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's Champions League time. To help you get set up, we're going to go on a brief tour around Europe, to get you up to date on all the major non-Premier League teams. Our tour will take us through Germany, Spain, and Ital...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. The Barcelona Identity Crisis

    Mike L. Goodman

    You cannot talk about Barcelona without talking about Pep Guardiola. Still. This is a problem, because Pep Guardiola currently works at Bayern Munich. It's been two seasons since he patrolled the sidelines at the Camp Nou, but Barcelona rem...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  7. Exit Music for Landon Donovan: The American Soccer Legend Retires...

    Graham Parker

    Say what you want about Landon Donovan, but the man knows how to time a run. There he was, in his 23-minute cameo for the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night, peeling off his marker to control and score the winner from a Diego Valeri cross before sprint...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. We Went There: USMNT Beats Turkey As the World Cup Looms

    Noah Davis

    We got a glimpse of the future of Jurgen Klinsmann's United States men's national soccer team in the 26th minute of Sunday afternoon's 2-1 defeat of Turkey. Fabian Johnson, born in Munich, passed to Michael Bradley, who grew up in Majo...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  12. Soccer Players You Need to Know Before the World Cup: Thomas Mull...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Thomas Muller gets more tangible results from intangible skills than any player in any sport on the face of the planet. Usually, when we talk about intangibles we talk about players who do the little things: glue guys, clubhouse guys, guys who are wi...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  13. Real Madrid Slam the Door on Bayern Munich

    Mike L. Goodman

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition. It's chief weapon is speed. ...;and set piece headers. It's two chief weapons are speed and set piece headers. And Cristiano Ronaldo free kicks&...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Champions League Viewing Guide: Stop What You’re Doing and ...

    Mike L. Goodman and Spike Friedman

    With so many of the second legs of the Champions League round of 16 seemingly foregone conclusions, we're doing a Pass and Move preview this time around. Here's a quick guide to which games will be worth watching this week and why...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  16. Don't Take Julian Green to the World Cup

    Noah Davis

    It's becoming increasingly clear that Julian Green is a special soccer player. The 18-year-old winger already made his first-team debut for Pep Guardiola's world-destroying Bayern Munich, and has scored nearly a goal a game for its reserve ...

    Blog | March 04, 2014