Category: WORLD FOOTBALL/SOCCER

What is Wrong with Manchester United and What is Next?

  View this post on Instagram   With a chance to put themselves in great position for fourth place in the Premier League – which would clinch them a spot back in Champions League – after Tottenham lost yesterday; classic Manchester United crapped the bed this morning, losing 4-0 to Everton in a disgraceful showing. After the horrific loss, in addition to many other inexcusable losses in their recent stretch of six losses in their past eight games – it may be safe to count the Reds out from a Champions League return; the main goal. But more importantly,...

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My Thoughts on the V. A. R. Debate; Is it Ruining Football? Or is Getting the Call Right Always More Important?

  View this post on Instagram   After yesterday’s gut-wrenching Manchester City v Tottenham Champions League knockout match ended in a disallowed goal due to V. A. R., it only added fuel to the fire into the debate over the technology’s increasing use in football / soccer. . . . For context, “VAR” stands for Video Assistant Refereeing. In simpler terms for my non-football / soccer followers; it’s common replay review of controversial plays, like what we have in the four major sports. . . . There are two sides to this debate. The first are the traditionalist fans,...

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Breaking Down Jose Mourinho’s Time with Manchester United; and What the Reds Need Next

Now that Mourinho is FINALLY sacked, I’d like to first break down his time with the club. . . . There’s no doubt that Jose was successful early on. After bringing in Zlatan and Pogba, Jose was able to lead United to a Europa League title putting them back in the UCL, as well as a second place finish last season. Two huge positives in anyone’s book, considering the awful state of the club from the LVG-era. . . . Thought, you can’t deny that his failures reign superior in this debate. . . . United has lost an...

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So Far, Who Deserves the Ballon D’or?

Here’s a fun one for you football/soccer fanatics. Liverpool’s Egyptian superstar Mohammed Salah capped off an unreal Premier League campaign today with his record 32nd goal, and security of third place, keeping them in the Champions League no matter the result of their final versus Real Madrid. Messi and Ronaldo have also had class seasons doing what they’ve done throughout the entirety of their careers. Messi has knocked in 45 goals this season compared to Ronaldo and Salah’s 43 in all comps. For you non-fans, the Ballon D’Or is the equivalent of the MVP in all other sports, except...

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Messi, Neymar and Rooney Power Teams 

Big story lines in international football with Wayne Rooney of England scoring his record goal for England breaking a huge record on a PK… Brazil took down the U.S. In Foxborough with Neymar putting on a show! Also Messi scored the equalizer for Argentina on an incredible volley! Shout out to the Mets on an awesome win last night! Way to stick in their guys!...

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