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?
Can Owen Hargreaves Resurrect His Soccer Career in MLS?

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 in Germany, he was a contributor of four Bundesliga titles […]

Joey Barton to Arsenal?
Joey Barton to Arsenal?

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 far too long. This summer, Arsenal has been linked with […]

Why Ashley Young is an Ideal Option for Left Midfield
Why Ashley Young is an Ideal Option for Left Midfield

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 from Blackburn. To be honest, when I first heard about […]

Why Manchester United Should Keep Dimitar Berbatov
Why Manchester United Should Keep Dimitar Berbatov

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 known footballer rumored to be on his way out is […]

Is Francesco Totti Preparing to Join LA Galaxy?
Is Francesco Totti Preparing to Join LA Galaxy?

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 status of American soccerl. Therefore, speculation has continually grown with […]

Cristiano Ronaldo to Man City and Other Insane Transfer Rumors
Cristiano Ronaldo to Man City and Other Insane Transfer Rumors

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 breaks of all American sports. However, two months is still […]

Why the Best Thing for Ryan Giggs is to Continue Playing
Why the Best Thing for Ryan Giggs is to Continue Playing

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. He is loved by his fans and well-respected by his […]

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

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 made me instantly fall in love with the game: Wayne […]

Why Cesc Fabregas Should Just Go to Barcelona Already
Why Cesc Fabregas Should Just Go to Barcelona Already

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 on-going speculation about his future. At the time, Fabregas was […]

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

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 World Cup against France and Argentina, excitement started to build. […]