A Look at the State of US Men’s Soccer

When I heard that the U.S National Soccer Team was moving on from Jurgen Klinsmann, I cannot say I was surprised. However, I might have been one of the few who had mixed emotions. While it is clear that the United States has hit a rough patch in recent games (they are struggling to qualify … Continue reading A Look at the State of US Men’s Soccer

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Your Last Minute Team-By-Team Guide to Euro 2016

The 2016 Summer of Soccer is well underway with the Copa America Centenario having kicked off last week. The Copa is great, especially because it's on home soil this year, but with the European Championships set to begin on Friday, international soccer pandemonium is about to get into high gear. Perhaps only the World Cup overshadows … Continue reading Your Last Minute Team-By-Team Guide to Euro 2016

Five Questions for the Premier League’s Home Stretch

One of the beautiful parts of the Barclays Premier League is that it encompasses all four seasons over the course of one campaign. The season opens in the heat of August, kicks into high gear during the fall, tests teams’ mental endurance in winter’s dark, wet cold, and concludes in early May- the heart of … Continue reading Five Questions for the Premier League’s Home Stretch

Leicester City’s Most Unlikely Title Charge

If you follow the English Premier League at all, you know by now that tiny Leicester City Football Club (pronounced like Lester) sit in first place at Christmas, making them 2015’s most surprising story in world soccer. If you’ve never heard of Leicester City until that last sentence, their story goes a little like this: … Continue reading Leicester City’s Most Unlikely Title Charge

Why You Should Care About the Europa League

As the little brother to the ever-exciting UEFA Champions League (UCL), the UEFA Europa League (UEL) is often maligned as boring and unnecessary. Managers complain that Thursday night matches mess with their teams' schedules, forcing them to play league games on Sundays. Fans whine that the games aren't as fun to watch and seem redundant … Continue reading Why You Should Care About the Europa League

Storylines of the (Almost) First Quarter of the EPL Season

This article is a collaborated work between new soccer writer Andrew D'Anieri and Aidan Black. Check out the writers page for more information.  The English Premier League has been as enthralling as ever so far this year, featuring some stunning goals, two managerial exits, the collapse of the defending champions, and even a smile from … Continue reading Storylines of the (Almost) First Quarter of the EPL Season

Sepp Blatter Finally Does Something Good For FIFA – Resigns

FIFA is a mess. This became apparent to soccer fans a long time ago, but now even the non soccer fans are starting to realize it. Last week, Swiss police raided the FIFA meetings and arrested nine officials on the charge of corruption. Sepp Blatter, the organization’s president was not among those arrested (sadly). Then, … Continue reading Sepp Blatter Finally Does Something Good For FIFA – Resigns

UEFA Champions League Preview–Trios, Trebles, and Teeth

This year’s Champions League Final has many great stories from old legends ending their careers to the emergence of young stars, with the potential for many records to be broken and a rematch between Suarez’s buck teeth and Chiellini’s shoulder…maybe.  But we’ll get to all of that.  First I will recap both FC Barcelona and … Continue reading UEFA Champions League Preview–Trios, Trebles, and Teeth