Football Leaks has the potential to revolutionize soccer
Football Leaks has the potential to revolutionize soccer

Soccer’s backroom business is often shrouded in complete mystery. What goes into transfers; their inner workings, machinations and politicking are often beyond the bounds of even the most reputable journalists. Until recently, only the Secret Footballer provided any intimate detail on the underground world of transfers, and even those were […]

The FA Cup is flawed but still has enough magic to make it worthwhile
The FA Cup is flawed but still has enough magic to make it worthwhile

“The Magic of the FA Cup” is a curious phrase. The FA Cup itself is steeped in folklore, tradition and memory, but the tactile meaning of the competition in 2016 is debatable. With the vastly increased stakes of the league as well as the allure of playing European football, what is […]

Tottenham are showing that a title challenge is possible
Tottenham are showing that a title challenge is possible

Before the loss against Newcastle, Spurs weren’t exactly reeling, but some of their verve and joy gone away in their performances against Chelsea and West Brom. It wasn’t that the unbeaten run had falsely foretold Spurs’ future; it was that they seemed to be coasting a bit too much. The […]

Tottenham became too comfortable during their unbeaten run
Tottenham became too comfortable during their unbeaten run

To say Tottenham were resting on the laurels of their 14-game unbeaten run in the Premier League is a bit harsh. But cracks were starting to show before Sunday’s loss to Newcastle, the first of which was not putting a weak Arsenal side to the sword at the Emirates. Still, […]

Breaking down the Euro 2016 draw
Breaking down the Euro 2016 draw

It might only be December, but it’s never too early to start looking forward to Euro 2016 this June in France. On Saturday, the tournament’s 24 teams found out what their group stage journeys will look like, and there were certainly some interesting matches drawn. #EURO2016 Group A… pic.twitter.com/PGkT9MIxZa — […]

There’s a little Mourinho in Portland’s Caleb Porter
There’s a little Mourinho in Portland’s Caleb Porter

Caleb Porter has been one of US soccer’s rising stars ever since his days at Akron, and much of that promise has finally been fulfilled with this year’s Portland team. His Timbers have finally reached the MLS Cup final after the head coach’s false starts with the US under-23s in […]

How high can Leicester City go under Jamie Vardy?
How high can Leicester City go under Jamie Vardy?

In the Premier League, a select few clubs can spend the GDP of small Pacific Island nations in order to improve their squad, and with every signing it can feel like the magic of the English game keeps being sucked away. Watching Jamie Vardy and Leicester does bring back a […]

Trinidad and Tobago 0-0 USA: Poor finishing let the USMNT down
Trinidad and Tobago 0-0 USA: Poor finishing let the USMNT down

Almost 26 years to the day of Paul Caligiuri’s famous goal at Hasely Crawford Stadium to send the US to World Cup 1990, the two nations met again, and played out an unsatisfying 0-0 draw on Tuesday night. Coming into the match, this was quite clearly the toughest match for […]

What Tottenham can (and should) do before the January transfer window
What Tottenham can (and should) do before the January transfer window

The season, so far It’s hard to not be optimistic about the first few months of Spurs’ campaign. Tottenham have gone 11 unbeaten in the Premier League and have only lost three times all season in 17 games. Young players are finding their way and becoming stars while the established stars […]

Questions not matched by answers in Jurgen Klinsmann’s US men’s national team squad
Questions not matched by answers in Jurgen Klinsmann’s US men’s national team squad

A disastrous October for the United States men at both youth and senior levels left technical director and senior head coach Jurgen Klinsmann with questions to answer about the direction of his national team. But Klinsmann’s selection for November’s World Cup qualifiers, a chance to shed light on that direction, still leaves plenty of questions unresolved. The US […]

Dark day for US Soccer questions ‘progress’ made under Klinsmann
Dark day for US Soccer questions ‘progress’ made under Klinsmann

On a day that was set up to provide vindication for Jurgen Klinsmann and US Soccer, the day only brought more questions, more anger, and more blank expressions. On a day when critical goals for Klinsmann himself could have been met, the US failed to meet them, and now everyone […]

Brendan Rodgers’ malaise similar to that of Andre Villas-Boas’ Spurs sacking
Brendan Rodgers’ malaise similar to that of Andre Villas-Boas’ Spurs sacking

Watching Brendan Rodgers this season for Liverpool echoes chimes of another dearly departed Premier League manager who promised more than he could ever deliver to a hungry supporters base, and this might not be a comparison Liverpudlians will want to see: this feels like Andre Villas-Boas’ second season with Spurs. […]