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  • From Scapegoat to Savior: David De Gea’s Rise To Manchester United Greatness

    Signed from Atlético Madrid in 2011 for £18 million, the young, scruffy looking Spaniard had a huge task ahead of him. A record fee at the time, he was brought in to replace a club legend in Edwin Van Der Saar, a man who is one of Manchester United’s best ever goalkeepers; this is what…

  • Road to 2022: Analyzing USMNTs’

    The USMNT will face off against 3 rd ranked, and raining European champions Portugal on November 14th . This will be a huge opportunity for many new players in the USMNT pool, especially the young guns. The US unfortunately or fortunately is blessed with a lot of time right now to experiment, something that National…

  • Taking a look at the USSF Presidential candidates, and their plans

    The United States losing to Trinidad and Tobago has opened up the opportunity for more voices to be heard within United States soccer. For the first time since 1998 the United States Soccer Federation will have an election for their president. Since 1998 Sunil Gulati, the current president has run unopposed. With the United States…

  • I cinque modi in cui Spalletti ha cambiato l’Inter

    Luciano Spalletti è un tecnico complesso, mai banale, ed è riuscito a cambiare molte cose dal suo arrivo a Milano. Un ritratto dei punti che ha dovuto ritoccare maggiormente. Lo spazio Il cambiamento più evidente dell’Inter è il rapporto che i giocatori stanno instaurando con lo spazio in campo. La scorsa stagione, Frank De Boer…

  • Fuel for the Burning Fire: How the Rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid Fans the Flames of Catalan Independence

    Foreword I wrote this two years ago for my Senior Independent Project. A lot has changed, a lot has stayed the same. As the topic of Catalan independence continues to dominate the headlines, I think it’s appropriate to publish this project, a project that I spent months toiling over, and that still holds relevance to…

  • Blowing up the Blueprint

    On October 10, the United States did the unthinkable: they did not qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Needing just one point in Couva, they fell 2-1 to 83rd ranked Trinidad and Tobago. This is the first time since 1986 that the United State failed to qualify. But do not fret, I am here to tell…

  • Where does US Soccer go from here?

    Some may think that the embarrassment is only now settling in after the United States failed to qualify for the World Cup. For many Americans, this the first World Cup where they will not see their home side play the best of the best. However, the embarrassment has been a long time coming to those…

  • Bizarro Bernabéu: Real Madrid’s season so far

    From dominating FC Barcelona over two legs in the Supercopa de Espana to losing at home against Real Betis. You couldn’t possibly summarize Real Madrid in a more fitting way. Everything you need to know about Real Madrid’s 2017/18 campaign thus far. Hopes were high at the start of the 2017/18 campaign of Real Madrid.…

  • Introduction of Super Coaches will inspire English European Charge

    The fortunes of English teams in the Champions League over the past 5 years haven’t painted an altogether positive picture about the Premier League. Whilst it may be considered the most entertaining and competitive, the football being played around the continent has to be considered tactically better. In the last 7 editions of the Champions…

  • Ultima fermata Tirana

    Storicamente la nazionale italiana non ha mai entusiasmato o strappato applausi. L’ immaginario dell’ Italia è infatti legato al catenaccio, al contropiede e alla forza d’animo che nel corso dei decenni ha permesso di vincere quattro Mondiali. L’ex CT Antonio Conte, pur non vincendo nessun trofeo o giocando nessuna finale, ha guadagnato il rispetto di…