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Why MLS will remain a retirement league
15:00 Sunday 20th October 2019

Javier Bardem is a great actor who thoroughly plumbs the depth of his characters. In addition to his lyrical voice, he’s known for the outlandish hairstyles he sports for different roles. There was the overgrown brunette pageboy cut in…

World Cup
Nerves of steel? Can Germany prove their mental strength?
08:00 Saturday 23rd June 2018

Two thoughts dominate my mind regarding die Mannschaft. In the words of American politician Alan Grayson: When nobody is paying attention, anything is possible. And those of Gary Lineker In the end, the Germans always win. So what if it’s…

MLS World Cup break ends; where do Eastern Conference teams stand?
17:00 Friday 22nd June 2018

On Saturday, Major League Soccer’s brief nod of respect towards the World Cup concludes. The league went on hiatus on June 13th. In previous World Cup years, MLS has suspended play for the entire group stage. Not this year. When you consider…

MLS Weekend Review: More World Cup woes, Chubby Schweini, and Bob Bradley, Genius
14:00 Monday 12th March 2018

Welcome to the second instalment of MLS Weekend Review. Let me catch you up on what’s been happening in North American soccer. Just ignore the problem and it will go away In 2016, then USSF president Sunil Gulati wasn’t concerned…

Dax McCarty, Chicago Fire represent validation/condemnation for NY Red Bulls
15:30 Wednesday 25th October 2017

In 2015, NY Red Bulls changed tack. Outsiders took key roles. Beloved faces were shown the door. Now, NYRB must face one, Dax McCarty, with its season at stake. Just once, wouldn't you like to see a sporting figure who is under the cosh for…

Jose Mourinho's brilliant man management at Manchester United
09:30 Wednesday 27th September 2017

Jose Mourinho's past record with players isn't great. Iker Casillas, Kaka, even Juan Mata at Chelsea feuded with him. What's changed at Old Trafford? Mourinho is among the top managers in the world. Be it mind games, the media,…

Match Reports
Bastian Schweinsteiger "Kramers" Chicago Fire Debut
09:30 Tuesday 4th April 2017

Some people naturally know how to make an entrance. As his crashing header to open the scoring against Montreal Impact in his Chicago Fire debut proved, Bastian Schweinsteiger is one. Awarded a corner from the right side, Arturo Ávarez played…

Schweinsteiger joins list of Louis van Gaal exiles
11:00 Friday 24th March 2017

It was announced this week that Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger would depart the club for Chicago Fire with immediate effect. The former Bayern Munich man has been used sparingly since Jose Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford…

Bastian Schweinsteiger makes the right decision to leave Manchester United for the good of his career
13:00 Tuesday 21st March 2017

Well, there you have it. The fairytale signing I've always dreamt for is over. Bastian Schweinsteiger is all set to join MLS side Chicago Fire on a permanent contract, less than a year into Jose Mourinho's reign as boss. The veteran midfielder…

Who should replace Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Michael Carrick in the cup final starting XI
14:30 Thursday 23rd February 2017

Manchester United ensured safe progression through to the next round of the Europa League last night, with the Red Devils overcoming Saint-Etienne in a convincing manner. The aggregate score of 4-0 certainly flatters United, but the result…

Premier League
The Manchester United squad - a few tweaks and they could close the gap
16:54 Wednesday 8th February 2017

Let's take a look at the start of January: Hull, West Ham United and Reading were games that allowed a good start to the year. The captain, Wayne Rooney, had even tallied equally with England legend - Sir Bobby Charlton - scoring 249 goals…

Are Manchester United holding themselves back?
11:43 Monday 6th February 2017

What's the old adage? You can't win for losing? Manchester United have slightly altered the notion. They can't win for drawing. For the second time in 2017, United entered a match knowing they could make up ground on almost all the clubs above…

Bastian Schweinsteiger makes first start of the season to give Jose Mourinho a huge boost
20:00 Monday 30th January 2017

Manchester United's performance at home to Wigan Athletic yesterday was a real positive one. Jose Mourinho gave debuts to both Joel Pereira and Axel Tuanzebe, as well as recalls for Luke Shaw, Tim Fosu-Mensah and Bastian Schweinsteiger – with…

This Is My Club
The return of Bastian Schweinsteiger? The story so far
14:15 Thursday 19th January 2017

As a general rule, as far as I can remember, Germans are notoriously ineffective in the Premier League. With the exception of the mercurial Jurgen Klinsmann, there's just something about the way the Germans play football that doesn't work in…

Jose Mourinho Has Lost His Touch at Manchester United
15:15 Thursday 17th November 2016

The self-proclaimed ‘Special One' has built his reputation and managerial career on three main principles. He almost always won the big games, his big signings always paid off and lastly, he is known for leaving out big-name players; but at…