Similar to the World Cup, here are my predictions for each group of this year’s Champions League. Some of these were quite difficult, but my picks for the teams to advance are bolded. After the team listings I share my thoughts on the groups. Let’s see how wrong I end up being. Group A Atletico Madrid Dortmund […]
Here is a look at the best matches of the week from around the world. Monday, Aug. 27 Tottenham vs. Man. United (EPL) — Two of the leagues biggest teams meet up for a (for me) midday battle. Tottenham are undefeated after two, while Manchester had split their results. For me this is much see soccer. Roma vs. […]
Looking at the upcoming week, here are the soccer matches I am most excited to watch: Wed. Aug. 22 AJAX vs. Dynamo Kyiv (Europa Cup) — It’s hard for me to watch midweek games, and honestly I don’t watch much of the Europa cup until the final rounds. But this match jumped out at me and I am going to […]
Released in 1990 by the BBC, this documentary features lots of black and white footage of early World Cups to retell the journey Brazil had taken at the World Cup ever since its inception in 1930.
As an American, faced with the reality that is being a bystander during the upcoming World Cup. And, as I sit and think about it, I find myself still eager to enjoy the event even as a neutral. Sure, I want to participate in the event living for each American game, but alas it was not to be. So, instead, […]
Benfica Academy is a machine at producing amazing players, earning over 200 mill. Euro in the past 3 years.
From Pogba to Mbappe: Why Greater Paris is the world’s top talent pool by Simon Kuper. A look at the Parisian amateur and youth football organization that has generated a large number of marquee players in recent years.
Bradford of Birmingham City, referee Mr Crew, and Clay of Tottenham, before the kick off at White Hart Lane. All three had played together on the same team as amateurs before achieving professional status. Boxing Day, 1925. Photo: Getty pic.twitter.com/CxQ0sGHmeP — The Antique Football (@AntiqueFootball) December 26, 2017
Performance, not results: How Spurs and QPR develop young players by Iain Macintosh. One of my favorite soccer related articles from 2017.