Best soccer leagues in the world according to Opta

Debating the best soccer leagues in the world can be a fun exercise. But beyond personal opinions, it's possible to quantify the argument with some data to back it up. Thanks to the sports analytics gurus at Opta, we can do just that. Opta's Power Rankings assign an "ability score" of 0-100 to each club, […]

Bayern Munich

/ 2 days ago

Bayern turns to familiar face as emergency defense option

Former Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng is close to signing a free-agent contract to return to the club. After losing Matthijs de Ligt to injury, the German giants are vulnerable at the back and might need more defensive reinforcements. There was a noticeable void in the middle of the week without him, Dayot Upamecano, and […]

Bayern Munich

/ 3 days ago

RB Leipzig sacks sporting director as exec linked with Bayern

RB Leipzig fired their sporting director Max Eberl on Friday, just a day before the German club faces Bayern Munich. Interestingly enough, Eberl has recently been linked with a switch to the reigning Bundesliga giants. In a statement released by Leipzig, the club revealed that Eberl was let go due to lack of commitment to […]


/ 6 days ago

Save $10 on an ESPN+ subscription before the price goes up

Due to inflation, the price of just about everything is increasing these days. And watching live soccer is no exception. ESPN+, the streaming service from The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is set to jump in price on October 12, 2023. But if you act now, you can lock in the current price of an ESPN+ […]

AC Milan

/ 6 days ago

Pulisic and Musah might help AC Milan get another USMNT star

AC Milan, a powerhouse in Italy's soccer scene, is seriously contemplating adding a third USMNT player this season in Gio Reyna. A 5-1 loss to Inter in the grand Milano derby has tarnished what had been a promising start to the season for Stefano Pioli's squad. That is why the Italian boss is prepared to […]

Bayer Leverkusen

/ 7 days ago

Xabi Alonso favorite to replace Ancelotti at Real Madrid

Real Madrid has named Xabi Alonso as the frontrunner to succeed manager Carlo Ancelotti at the club. Ancelotti is currently in the final year of his contract with the Spanish giants. Although team officials are happy with the veteran Italian coach, Ancelotti is expected to be named manager of the Brazil national team next summer. […]

Most top leagues games exceed 100 minutes, data shows

These days, more than half of all matches in soccer leagues go on for more than 100 minutes. New data shows that 52.4% of league games exceed 100 minutes. This metric varies considerably from league to league. For example, the Middle East has the highest and Finland the lowest. The CIES Football Observatory analyzed the […]

Bayern Munich

/ 13 days ago

Kane scores, Bayern beats Man United in seven-goal game

Bayern Munich defeated Manchester United in the first game of the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League. This rematch of the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final featured the two biggest clubs in Group A of the competition. With the victory, Bayern extended its winning streak in the Champions League group stage to 15 games. Manchester United lost […]

Bayern Munich

/ 13 days ago

Short stint at Bayern? Spurs have buy-back option for Kane

After playing for Tottenham’s first team for 14 years and scoring 213 goals in 317 Premier League appearances, Harry Kane left the club at the conclusion of this summer’s transfer window. Their top striker left England for Germany in a deal for $107 million. There, he continues his quest for trophies after coming up short […]

Borussia Dortmund

/ 14 days ago

PSG at the double in the second half to beat Borussia Dortmund

PSG dominated one of the highly anticipated clashes to open the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League against Borussia Dortmund. A pair of second-half goals ensured the Parisians picked up three points in their home game against the Germans. Dortmund, largely unable to muster clear-cut offensive chances, failed to score. In the first half, that was the […]

Bayern Munich

/ 15 days ago

Nagelsmann losing interest in Germany job due to low wages

Julian Nagelsmann is among the frontrunners to be the next head coach of the Germany National Team. However, he would have to take a massive pay cut compared to his wages at Bayern Munich. Even if he is not the current manager of the German giants, he is still under contract at Bayern Munich. According […]