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Author Archives: Michael Schwartz

About 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

Can Owen Hargreaves Resurrect His Soccer Career in MLS?

Posted on by Michael Schwartz

Back in 2007, Owen Hargreaves was living the dream and things were going right for him. In his first seven years with Bayern Munich, Hargreaves had successfully become one of the best Canadian stars of the game. In his time … Continue reading

Joey Barton to Arsenal?

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Arsene Wenger in recent years has often been criticized for not being aggressive enough during the transfer window. While the team has always showed the talent and the skill to win, they’ve repeatedly come up short in every competition for … Continue reading

Why Ashley Young is an Ideal Option for Left Midfield

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Ashley Young officially signed with Manchester United yesterday, making him the second signing of the summer in a five year deal worth around 15 million pounds. United’s spending has now reached over 30 million pounds after already signing Phil Jones … Continue reading

Why Manchester United Should Keep Dimitar Berbatov

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During the transfer window, there are many players who become linked with Manchester United. And there are also some United players who are rumored to leave, which seems realistic considering the number of players who’ll possibly come in. One well … Continue reading

Is Francesco Totti Preparing to Join LA Galaxy?

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Over the last few years, Major League Soccer has truly grown into a competitive league with talent, heart and spirit. Thanks to the likes of David Beckham and Thierry Henry, Europe has begun to take serious notice of the rising … Continue reading

Why Manchester City Are Best Poised to Challenge Manchester United for the Title

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Not too long ago, Manchester City hardly ever shared the same expectations as their Red counterparts. Then, in August 2008, the Abu Dhabi United Group bought the team and their impact has been immediately felt with an unprecedented number of … Continue reading

Cristiano Ronaldo to Man City and Other Insane Transfer Rumors

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There are a lot of things I love about The Beautiful Game. One thing in particular I find great is how short the off-season is. Soccer goes on for ten months which is so gratifying considering, in contrast, the extended … Continue reading

Why the Best Thing for Ryan Giggs is to Continue Playing

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Ryan Giggs is a consummate professional whose desire to win has never faltered despite the longevity of his career. He is one of the strongest symbols of Manchester United and the greatest player from the reign of Sir Alex Ferguson. … Continue reading

Carlos Tevez, A Gifted Enigma: But Is It Time For Him To Leave City?

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I remember when I was first getting into football back in the mid-2000s. I started watching Manchester United and didn’t know whether I would take to the sport. In the first years of following United, there were three players that … Continue reading

Why Cesc Fabregas Should Just Go to Barcelona Already

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Unless you were living under a rock last summer, you probably heard that Cesc Fabregas was linked with F.C. Barcelona. The Fabregas saga was one of the biggest stories of the transfer season last year as there were months of … Continue reading

Will Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez Be Joining Real Madrid Soon?

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Six million Euros. That’s all it cost for Manchester United to sign a hardly-known Mexican striker from Chivas Guadalajara around a year ago. Nobody knew what to expect from Javier Hernandez, but as soon as he scored goals in the … Continue reading

What Guus Hiddink Has to Deal With if He’s Rehired as Chelsea Manager

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Guus Hiddink may be on his way to returning once again as the manager of Chelsea after his short stay in the second half of 2009 saw him win the FA Cup. Hiddink has the distinction of being the only … Continue reading

Why Man Utd Getting Samir Nasri For £8m Would be the Steal of the Summer

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The transfer season is always known for its twists and turns. Rumors fall in and out and as a result, trying to follow it all can be just plain maddening. Manchester United is no exception and yesterday they offered potentially … Continue reading