Last season’s English Premier League featured arguably one of the biggest upset in sports history, so how could this season possibly top that? Well, this season’s league is already loaded with storylines without even having a ball kicked yet. This season will feature some of the world’s best managers (Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, Jose Mourinho, … More The Watchables: A Preview to the 2016/17 English Premier League Season
2016 has looked very different from 2015 for the USMNT thus far. 2015 was one of the worst years in recent memory for the team. About a year ago, the U.S. put together a string of uninspiring performances against weak competition in the Gold Cup before getting unceremoniously knocked out of the tourney in the … More The State of the USMNT
No. Plain and simple: No. Let’s put this game in context before we call for the heads of everyone and anyone who has been associated with the USMNT in the past 5 years. Now, if we leave this tournament 0-3 or even 1-2 we will be having a different conversation, but, for now, let’s not … More USMNT: Time to Panic? No (not yet).
by Jake Montgomery Wow! Opening weekend in the books and Week Two of the most exciting soccer league on earth rapidly approaching. Will Chelsea overcome opening day sluggishness to make a statement in Manchester? Will the squad that gave the Blues problems, Swansea City, continue to surge? Who will win the match between arguably the two most impressive … More Premier League Power Rankings
By Tunde Demuren and Jake Montgomery Wait, can it be? It’s here again already? The Premier League starts at 7 AM eastern on SATURDAY?!? This is too much to handle. We haven’t used NBC Sports Live Extra in what feels like an eternity! What if we forgot our Verizon password? Well, there are more important questions … More English Premier League 2015/16 Season Preview
by Tunde Demuren U.S Soccer fandom is a confusing experience. Supporting the women’s team is my rare chance to share the mindset of a San Antonio Spurs fan; the expected obliteration of all opposition coupled with utter disappointment at anything less. Case in point, the USWNT just ended a great tournament run in the Women’s World Cup … More Why the USWNT is the Best in the World While the USMNT is Not Even in the Top 25
by Chris Rios Three hours before kick off. It’s 97 degrees Fahrenheit (that’s 36 Celsius for the Brits). I had arrived early to secure close seats in the general admission section, South Stands of Sporting Park in Kansas City. I was ready to watch Clint Dempsey, Fabian Johnson, Aron Jóhannssen, and more on the pitch less than 30 feet in front … More CONCACAF Gold Cup, US v. Panama: The “Klinsmann Experiment”? Is There a Method To the Madness?
In Manchester, England, when someone is “in a bother”—which means “in trouble” in American English—they might say, “I’m in a mither.” Man United fans were in a mither even before their team’s abysmal annihilation at the hands of League One, third tier side MK Dons in the Capital One Cup on Monday. What’s the word … More Manchester United: This is Getting Ugly
We’re finished with Week 1 in the British Premier League, oh wait, I’m being told that sponsors are already angry, sorry, that’s the Barclay’s Premier League, my mistake, and it is the best league on earth. Our recap of the first weekend’s matches is much too long and has way too many out-there allusions and … More The Best League on Earth: Week 1 in the BPL
This year I’m going to try something different. This year I’m going to branch out. No, I’m not making a New Years type of resolution to be nicer to people or anything like that. I’m going the other direction. Following a summer defined by the still kinda sorta “un-American” World Cup in Brazil, I have … More Becoming a Fan All Over Again