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5 Reasons Why Manchester City Can Conquer America

Manchester City is considering embarking on a preseason tour of the United States this summer to establish itself as a global brand and to gain ground on Manchester United’s popularity overseas. The report in The Guardian from last Tuesday says that the talks are only at a preliminary stage, but […]

Garry Cook and the Uncomfortable Press Conference: Video

Press conferences in England are hardly ever tame experiences (ask Joe Kinnear), but Monday’s unveiling of Roberto Mancini as the new manager of Manchester City didn’t go particularly well for City chief executive Garry Cook. The City chief executive, who is not a fan favorite, stepped in to answer questions […]

Man City Finish Transfer Window Back Where They Started

When the financial and managerial reins to Manchester City Football Club changed hands early on this season for the second time in fairly quick succession on both fronts, this time with the Blues having instantly catapulted to the top of the world football rich list, everyone’s attention immediately turned to […]

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Who Will Win the World Cup In Brazil?

Every four years, the soccer powers and underdogs around the world converge to battle it out to determine who the best soccer nation in the world is. Mix together pride, patriotism, hope, passion and excitement, and you have billions of sports fans from around the planet cheering on their country, […]

Athletic Bilbao Maintains Perfect Start and Basque Heritage

Athletic Bilbao would have no problems with the proposed UEFA plan of mandating eight homegrown players in the squad of eighteen for every match or the theoretical 6 + 5 rule, where six players of the starting eleven would have to be eligible for the national team of their club’s […]

More Weekend Thoughts

A disappointing performance for DC United yesterday was made much worse yesterday by the outstanding performance of Christian Gomez and the goal scored by Facundo Erpen. Neither player would be in MLS if not for DC United’s superior scouting network, yet both players burned DC United on Sunday. Scouting is […]

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Rafa Benitez backs under-fire Karim Benzema: ‘He is very important for us’

Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]