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  1. Analyzing Louis van Gaal’s 3-5-2 formation at Manchester United

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    During the World Cup we saw the renaissance of the 3-5-2 formation. Typically known as the classical continental formation of the 1970′s and 1980′s. Louis Van Gaal, who took charge of The Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup, has stood by a philosophy akin to the Dutch “total football” during his managerial career. However, there’s a twist, having adopted the formation with players educated in the modern day 4-3-3 from his native Holland. It certainly raised some eyebrows, not least in his home country, but Van Gaal’s experiment paid off as his side clinched a third placed finish in…

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  2. DC United is the Antithesis of MLS 3.0

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    MLS 3.0 is in full force and the sports media have focused like a laser on the growth of the league. Soccer-specific stadiums have sprung up across the country, academies are churning out young talent, big names are coming across … Continue reading