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  • Saturday, February 13

    Dortmund vs. Hannover, 9:30am, FS2 & FOX Soccer 2GO

  • Saturday, February 13

    Real Madrid vs. Athletic, 10am ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

  • Saturday, February 13

    Valencia vs. Espanyol, 2:30pm ET, beIN SPORTS en Espanol and fuboTV

  • Saturday, February 13

    Juventus vs. Napoli, 2:45pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    NEC vs. PSV, 10:45am ET, NGSN

  • Sunday, February 14

    Augsburg vs. Bayern Munich, 11:30am ET, FS2 & FOX Soccer 2GO.

  • Sunday, February 14

    Getafe vs. Atletico Madrid, 12:15pm ET, beIN SPORTS and fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    Barcelona vs. Celta Vigo, 2:30pm ET, beIN SPORTS & fuboTV

  • Sunday, February 14

    Pachuca vs. Puebla, 8pm ET, NBC Universo

Manchester City 3:0 Sunderland

Sunderland’s trip to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon was not very rewarding. Aleksandar Kolarov contributed a goal and an assist as Manchester City dominated the match, earning a 3-0 victory over the visiting Black Cats. The hosts made a host of changes to their lineup from their midweek draw […]

Tactics in MLS (And/Or The Supplemental Nature Of OptaStats)

I tend to consider tactics and Major League Soccer like an unabridged dictionary in a fourth grade classroom. While the study and employment of tactics within MLS happens, there is less tactical sophistication in MLS than in the more established leagues of the world. One thing is clear about tactics: […]

Premiership Countdown: 37 Days to Go

It was one of the main reasons why the 2006 World Cup was less entertaining than previous years, and the reason why so few of the football superstars shone at the World Cup. It’s the 4-5-1 formation. Unfortunately, I predict the dreaded 4-5-1 will have a big impact on the […]

Death to the 4-5-1

Very early in the 2005/2006 Premiership season, all of the talk was about the 4-5-1 formation and how Bolton, especially, was being effective yet boring after Allardyce used the formation to grind out results. What we’ve seen in the 2006 World Cup is the 4-5-1 formation being used to similar […]

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Analyzing Chelsea’s defensive cover to replace injured Kurt Zouma

Kurt Zouma suffered an unsettling injury during Chelsea’s Premier League match against Manchester United in last week’s fixture at Stamford Bridge.  His fall was so awkward and his pain so obvious that United’s Juan Mata immediately called for a stoppage of play, frantically signaling to the bench that his opponent needed treatment. Following the match, the […]