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Are the Best Young Players in the World Shunning the EPL?

Who are the very best young players in the world?  For the purposes of this article, “young players” are those no older than 22. First there are the obvious: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Alexandre Pato, Francesc Fabregas, Karim Benzema, etc.  Their class has been established before this mysterious “young” label […]

Kenny Dalglish Returns To Liverpool FC

King Kenny is back! After a 18 year hiatus, the man many hail as Liverpool’s greatest ever player, Kenny Dalglish, will rejoin Liverpool Football Club. From the club’s official site: “Dalglish will assume a senior role at the Liverpool Academy and will also act as a Club ambassador working with […]

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Tottenham Sign Erik Lamela From AS Roma

Tottenham Hotspur have signed midfielder Erik Lamela from AS Roma. Lamela, who can play either as a striker or an attacking midfielder – much in the mold of Gareth Bale — is a 21-year-old playmaker who began his career at River Plate where he made 40 appearances before joining AS […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]