Michael Schwartz

Michael wrote for World Soccer Talk in 2011 and 2012 with pieces that tackled a variety of topics related to the English Premier League and International competitions. He’s now back to continue writing about the Beautiful Game. You can follow Michael on Twitter @MichaelSchwart2
ESPN Premier Fantasy: Tips On Who to Add to Your Team
ESPN Premier Fantasy: Tips On Who to Add to Your Team

After months of anticipation, it is hard to believe that the first weekend of the Premier League has already come and gone. As we all look ahead to the second week, here are some additions that should be made to all fantasy squads on ESPN Premier Fantasy. For those of […]

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Steals and Busts
Fantasy Premier League Tips: Steals and Busts

As the Premier League commences this weekend, I can’t wait for what promises to be a lively and exciting season ahead. With that, the joy of Fantasy Premier League has returned which promises to be an absorbing hobby for all football fans. On ESPN’s Fantasy Premier League, you have a […]

What Impact Will Charles N’Zogbia Have At Aston Villa?
What Impact Will Charles N’Zogbia Have At Aston Villa?

It has been an eventful summer for Aston Villa as several key players have left the squad including most notably, Ashley Young and Stewart Downing. With the loss of the two key wingers, new manager Alex McLeish must have thought that signing a replacement was instrumental for the club. As […]

Arsenal Sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: A One-Of-A-Kind Name (And Player)
Arsenal Sign Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: A One-Of-A-Kind Name (And Player)

Only days after Sir Alex Ferguson expressed his surprise that rivals like Chelsea and Arsenal hadn’t bought more players, Arsenal officially made their third signing of the summer in Championship starlet Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. The 17 year old from Southampton officially signed with the Gunners in a deal that cost £12 […]

Who is Oriol Romeu? Meet Chelsea’s Newest Signing
Who is Oriol Romeu? Meet Chelsea’s Newest Signing

Heading into the summer, Chelsea have faced questions about whether their aging squad could still win the title. With new manager Andre Villas-Boas, Chelsea had been expected to make some noise during the transfer market for new players. However, up to a few days ago, they had only signed Thibaut […]

Taking a Closer Look At Arsenal Target Juan Mata
Taking a Closer Look At Arsenal Target Juan Mata

With the new season around the corner, it’s surprising to see how Arsenal hasn’t been busier in the transfer market. Besides striker Gervinho from Lille and the young defender Carl Jenkinson, Arsenal have been too occupied trying to keep hold of midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri. While Nasri looks […]

Who is Going to Replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United?
Who is Going to Replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United?

When one thinks of Manchester United, Sir Alex almost immediately comes to mind. He represents, passion, pride, intellect, desire and most of all – winning.  For most United fans, the idea of the Red Devils being coached by none other than the Scot is just simply unthinkable. Since 1986, Sir […]

An All Star Experience: My Night at the MLS All Star Game
An All Star Experience: My Night at the MLS All Star Game

Ever since I bought the tickets in April, I had been looking forward to July 27th. Besides seeing Manchester United already in Boston, I knew this experience was going to be simply insane. Having the opportunity to see the champions of England go up against America’s elite was something I […]

Liverpool’s Midfield vs Man Utd’s Strikers: Bursting At The Seams
Liverpool’s Midfield vs Man Utd’s Strikers: Bursting At The Seams

Having roster depth in the Premier League is crucial when trying to contend with the grind of the season which can consist of matches in both domestic and international competitions. Therefore, carrying a squad with a balanced mixture of youth and experience is integral for clubs to compete throughout the […]

Examining the State of Manchester United’s Midfield
Examining the State of Manchester United’s Midfield

Throughout the summer, an on-going story has been Manchester United’s pursuit of a central midfielder. After being outclassed by Barcelona’s midfield followed by the retirement of Paul Scholes, everyone has expected United to find a replacement. After bringing in Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David de Gea for over 50 […]

The Bright Future of Manchester United’s Rafael and Fabio da Silva
The Bright Future of Manchester United’s Rafael and Fabio da Silva

Things are starting to look quite different at Old Trafford after what has been one of the most eventful transfer seasons in the recent history of Manchester United. The old faces of United’s past glory years are starting to disappear. With the transfers of Wes Brown and John O’ Shea […]

What is the Future of Emmanuel Adebayor?
What is the Future of Emmanuel Adebayor?

Emmanuel Adebayor, the Togolese striker who has endured his fair share of ups and downs, is at a fascinating point in his career. His career in England looks almost dead as his tenure with current club Manchester City has grown sour. He is now out of favor with Mancini, and […]

New England 1-4 Man United: A Night With The Red Devils
New England 1-4 Man United: A Night With The Red Devils

Several months ago, I was excited after hearing that Manchester United would be touring America again. I had gone to last year’s match in Philadelphia where the match was decided by one goal by Manchester United youngster Gabriel Obertan. It was a memorable experience as it marked the first time […]

Why Shay Given Should Join Aston Villa and Save What’s Left of His Career
Why Shay Given Should Join Aston Villa and Save What’s Left of His Career

Shay Given is one of the best goalkeepers in the history of the Premier League. He spent the majority of his career with Newcastle United, who reached great heights in terms of domestic and international success.  After internal turmoil struck the Toon, he left in February 2008 to join Manchester […]

Gervinho Looks to be Arsenal’s First Major Signing of the Summer
Gervinho Looks to be Arsenal’s First Major Signing of the Summer

Arsenal is a topic that’s currently on everyone’s lips in the transfer window for mostly negative reasons. Facing the departures of midfielders Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri, left back Gael Clichy and striker Nicklas Bendtner, Arsenal is going to need to fill many holes this summer. The Gunners look to […]

What is the Future of Didier Drogba?
What is the Future of Didier Drogba?

Love him or hate him, Didier Drogba has been one of the greatest players to ever play for the Blues (and one of the best ever in the Premier League). The polarizing star has had a career full of epic highs and deep lows. However with the hiring of new […]

Manchester United Aren’t Messing Around In The Transfer Market This Summer
Manchester United Aren’t Messing Around In The Transfer Market This Summer

In the summer following Manchester United’s loss to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League Final, big changes took place. The Red Devils lost two key figures from their squad as both Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez left the club. Fast forward two years, and Manchester United lost to Barcelona again […]

Rising Barcelona Star Thiago Alcantara Linked with Manchester United
Rising Barcelona Star Thiago Alcantara Linked with Manchester United

Despite Manchester United’s rampant activity this summer, United still haven’t addressed the pressing need of finding a central midfielder to replace Paul Scholes. They are currently embroiled in transfer sagas over immediate replacements like Wesley Sneijder, Luka Modric and Samir Nasri. However, the Daily Mirror has recently reported that Sir […]