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Author Archives: Jacob Dorman

Catching Up With the Bundesliga, Gameweeks 1-7

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In the Bundesliga, there is an inevitable end, and it is dressed in red and blue — Bayern Munich will win the league. This does not make the league any less exciting though, and as we take a breather for … Continue reading

Chelsea vs. Arsenal Preview: Heavyweights Clash in London Derby

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This Sunday will provide us with a rare phenomenon: A Premier League match in which the two biggest names will be on the sidelines, as Arsene Wenger and Arsenal prepare to make the trip to Stamford Bridge where Jose Mourinho … Continue reading

Tactical Analysis – Liverpool 1 Everton 1

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The first edition of the Mersey Derby in this year’s Premier League campaign saw two teams dealing with different problems. Liverpool, the match’s hosts, is trying to figure out how to move without the transcendent talent of Luis Suarez. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

Erik Lamela: Building a Star at White Hart Lane

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We are just four matches into the Premier League season, so the words sample size must be kept in mind, but Erik Lamela has been a revelation for Maurice Pochettino’s men so far. After a lost season last year under … Continue reading

Patience Necessary For Ancelotti And His New Real Madrid Talents

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Before the final whistle had sounded, the brow-furrowing and hand-wringing and calls for Carlo Ancelotti’s head had already begun. Real Madrid, looking less than resplendent in their hot pink away kits, were staring at a 4-2 defeat at the hands … Continue reading

Swansea City Record First-Ever League Victory Against Man United At Old Trafford

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Last season, Swansea proved to be a startlingly brisk team struggling to transcend the crowded middle of the Premier League table. Led by the sure feet of Wilfried Bony and Michu, the Swans consistently proved to be anything but the … Continue reading

WATCH Argentina 1-0 Switzerland: Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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Argentina left it late, but a goal by Angel Di Maria deep into extra time helping the South American team defeat Switzerland to advance to the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Argentina certainly seemed to sense that the … Continue reading

WATCH Colombia 2-0 Uruguay Match Highlights [VIDEO]

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After the thrilling finish between Chile and Brazil earlier in the day, it felt as if our collective hearts had just returned to their normal rates when it was time for the second game of the day to begin. Yesterday, … Continue reading

Speedy and Powerful Mexico Overcome Croatia to Set Up Sunday Game Against Netherlands

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I made a mistake: I started writing this article before the match ended. I started to write about how Mexico should actually be happy with a draw. I started to write about how both sides should be satisfied with the … Continue reading

Where to Watch the World Cup in New York City

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The great conundrum of New York City is that it provides one with an impossible amount of options for watching almost any sporting event including the World Cup. The wide variety of options makes the decision all the more difficult … Continue reading

France and Switzerland Preview: Teams Battle for Top of Group E

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As we quickly progress through the group stage in the 2014 World Cup, there are a handful of soccer axioms that we find repeating. While the sport is in a constant state of flux, on both micro and macro levels, … Continue reading

Barcelona Is Atletico Madrid’s Best Chance of Winning La Liga This Season

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A “Must-win” game is a cliché that one might have used to describe this past Sunday’s match between Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid, if one does not fully understand the gravity of that match. “Must-win” is one of those infinitely … Continue reading

Premier League Clubs Are Champions of England But Pretenders of Europe

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Something is rotten in England. Over the past two days, the country that is allegedly home to the strongest, deepest professional soccer league in the world saw two of its three best teams lose to two of the rest of … Continue reading

Is Chelsea’s Eden Hazard the Best Player in the Premier League?

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After Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Newcastle, José Mourinho said of Eden Hazard: “He’s the best young player in the world. Under 23, under 24, he is for sure the best in the world and if he continues in this direction, who … Continue reading

From Champions to Also-Rans: Dealing With The Fall of Manchester United

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Manchester United is not just a football club. Manchester United is an idea. The idea is that they are exceptional in some fundamental way. The idea is that the general rules somehow do not apply to them — They do … Continue reading