Amadi Tidiane

Senegalese-American journalism student and scholar of political science and international relations. Strong passion for writing about and playing the beautiful game. Bilingual. Recovering Drogbaholic. Licensed youth coach. I call it football, fútbol and soccer.
Chelsea aren’t in crisis mode, but this season will be a tougher test than last
Chelsea aren’t in crisis mode, but this season will be a tougher test than last

There are losses and, then, there are losses.  Some hurt more than others.  Some happen in preseason and come with a certain luxury of avoidance and denial.  Others happen during the season and can demoralize or inspire fans.  As a Chelsea fan, I know that watching them lose to a major rival like Manchester City earlier […]

Marcos Senna and Raul shine in New York Cosmos win against Tampa Bay
Marcos Senna and Raul shine in New York Cosmos win against Tampa Bay

In a rebirth of the rivalry which defined the 1970s of North American professional soccer, the New York Cosmos played host to the Tampa Bay Rowdies in their NASL Spring Season home opener on Saturday night. Reintroduced to the league in 2013, the Cosmos are currently top of the NASL […]

FIFA announce date for 2022 World Cup Final
FIFA announce date for 2022 World Cup Final

FIFA has disclosed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Winter, with the Final coming on December 18, which is also Qatar National Day. The reasoning for such an unprecedented move from the traditional Summer schedule to a Winter one is essentially focused on the climate in Qatar.  A […]

Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response
Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players.  Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking.  A front page featuring prejudiced quotes and incidents of discriminatory behavior seem […]

FA’s threat of punishing Diego Costa reeks of inconsistency and bias
FA’s threat of punishing Diego Costa reeks of inconsistency and bias

In response to The FA retrospectively charging Diego Costa for violent conduct from the Chelsea-Liverpool League Cup semi-final on Tuesday, Costa has decided to contest the decision with the full backing of Chelsea Football Club. The charge is a result of the perceived intentional stamp by Costa on Liverpool’s Emre Can. Now, the ball […]

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 17
Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 17

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during the weekend of Gameweek 17 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Pantilimon – [Sunderland] – Costel Pantilimon, who signed for Sunderland from Manchester City on […]

Premier League Team of the Weekend From Gameweek 16
Premier League Team of the Weekend From Gameweek 16

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during the weekend of gameweek 16 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper De Gea – [Manchester United] – David De Gea put in a memorable performance […]

Premier League Team of the Weekend From Gameweek 15
Premier League Team of the Weekend From Gameweek 15

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during the weekend Gameweek 15 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Alnwick – [Newcastle United] – Jak Alnwick, Newcastle’s 21 year-old backup keeper, probably never imagined he’d […]

Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 12
Premier League Team of the Week – Gameweek 12

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Gameweek 12 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend:   Goalkeeper Fabianski – [Swansea City] – Lukasz Fabianski has been in great form for Swansea City this […]

English Premier League Team Of The Week – Gameweek 11
English Premier League Team Of The Week – Gameweek 11

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Matchweek 11 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Guzan – [Aston Villa] – Brad Guzan is continuing a rich history of American goalkeepers who excel […]

Premier League Team of the Weekend, Gameweek 10
Premier League Team of the Weekend, Gameweek 10

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Gameweek 10 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper Fabianski – [Swansea City] - Lukasz Fabianksi put in another impressive performance to keep a clean sheet against […]

Premier League Team of the Weekend From Gameweek 9
Premier League Team of the Weekend From Gameweek 9

Based on the performances in the 10 matches played during Gameweek 9 of the Premier League, as well as utilizing stats from WhoScored, Squawka and TransferMarkt, here’s my team of the weekend: Goalkeeper: Adrian – [West Ham United] – Adrian has been a major reason for West Ham’s positive displays this season.  […]

Top 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Soccer
Top 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Soccer

Instagram is one of the hottest social mediums for soccer, whether you’re a footballer, brand or supporter. If you’re a soccer fan, here are our top 10 Instagram accounts to follow:   1). Soccer Bible [@soccerbible]: Featuring all the “latest in football products, players and culture,” SoccerBible has amassed a following […]