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  1. Stop Making Sense

    Brian Phillips

    Should we talk about where we've just been? The group stage was one coup after another, a sequence of thrilling games that gradually dismantled the existing order of international soccer. The last two world champions died in their baths. Italy, ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  2. The World Cup Sweet 16 Power Rankings

    Mike L. Goodman

    If you were vaguely unsettled by the most celebrated loss in the history of U.S. soccer, I've got good news for you. The knockout rounds are here -- no more draws, no more counting points, no more depending on other teams. Win and advance,...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  3. Netherlands-Australia Preview

    Netherlands-Australia Preview

    Preview | June 16, 2014
  4. Five Dutch stars to look out for

    Elko Born

    Netherlands is a nation sometimes admired for its ability to nurture talent. This time around, things shouldn't be any different. With preparations for the World Cup already in full swing, here's a list of five youngsters to keep an eye on: Memphi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  5. Morata keen on United, Chelsea swoop on Kroos

    Matt Stanger

    Rumours, gossip, transfer news and signings from all of the top European clubs. It's Transfer Talk time! Man United move for Morata Let's begin with the curious rumour that Alvaro Morata is ready to jump ship at Real Madrid to join Manchester U...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  6. The Sneijder debate is settled

    Jasper Steppé

    While the debate has swept Netherlands regarding Wesley Sneijder's World Cup hopes, coach Louis van Gaal seemed to have settled it once and for all when he recently said: "This Wesley Sneijder is going to bring us lots of joy." - Born: Sneijder's ...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  7. Sir Johns Lads: What Went Wrong?

    John Culea

    As the resident Premier League fantasy "expert," explanations are in order as to why I performed so badly, finishing in the 98th percentile. That number would be great in school, but not fantasy football. With 2,383 points and a world ranking of 2,23...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  8. Netherlands not yet in top form

    Jasper Steppe

    The first serious test for the Netherlands, a 1-1 friendly draw against Ecuador, gave coach Louis van Gaal more questions than answers. Sure, some certainties arose that Van Gaal can build on, but the team still seems to have too many weak spots. ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  9. Red Devils' Advocate: Is LVG right or wrong man?

    Alex Shaw

    It has been a long time coming, but finally, Manchester United have appointed Louis van Gaal as manager. After almost 27 years with Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, United have now had four bosses in 12 months -- legendary Scot David Moyes, Ryan Giggs ...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  10. Netherlands 1-1 Ecuador: What we learned

    Nick Dorrington

    Ecuador began their World Cup preparations with a credible 1-1 draw to Netherlands in Amsterdam on Saturday evening. Jefferson Montero gave them an early lead, only for Robin van Persie to volley home a superbly taken equaliser just before halftime. ...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  11. Putting Luis Suarez's remarkable season into context

    Miguel Delaney

    John Ruddy would know better than most, but still doesn't completely know how Luis Suarez does it. The Norwich City No. 1 has been beaten by Suarez on more occasions than any other Premier League goalkeeper and marvels at what the Liverpool striker i...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  12. Wilson shows the way for Man United

    Musa Okwonga

    This was a match which, though it should have had an end-of-term feeling about it, still contrived to produce several moving moments as Man United beat Hull 3-1. There was the sight of Ryan Giggs, winner of 13 Premier League titles, bringing hims...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  13. Man United's season sauntering to nowhere

    Mark Payne

    The relationship between expectations and disappointment is unbreakable. While United fans perhaps expected a downturn this time last year, they cannot have been prepared for 12 league defeats with two games to go. It is woeful. At least Sunderland f...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  14. Lack of intensity, finishing doom United

    Musa Okwonga

    Manchester United 0, Sunderland 1. This result, the host's seventh home loss of this most disappointing of seasons, was one that almost resolved the campaigns of both teams: the visitors look highly likely to survive in the Premier League for another...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  15. Van Gaal and the politics of succession at Man Utd

    Musa Okwonga

    Reports have suggested that Wayne Rooney is concerned at Louis van Gaal's possible arrival at Manchester United, given the Dutch manager's apparently close relationship with Robin van Persie. Rooney's fear that he may not be picked shows just how pr...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  16. Biggest drops in Premier League player performance

    Martin Laurence,

    This weekend, the PFA Player of the Year Awards took place, celebrating the star performers in the Premier League, with Luis Suarez and Eden Hazard deservedly taking the top honors. But while a number of players have improved by leaps and bounds t...

    Blog | April 29, 2014