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Premier League
Are Spurs willing to dangle Harry Kane's future over the precipice?
08:00 Friday 22nd February 2019

You’ve been to the cinema. You know what happens when the characters must tread a narrow path cut out of a mountainside. Inevitably, the ground gives way below some poor sod’s feet. He shouts, scrambling madly for a purchase. None…

Features
Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea: 2019's Virgil van Dijk or another Andriy Shevchenko?
09:00 Tuesday 22nd January 2019

Chelsea stirred slightly in attack when Olivier Giroud entered their weekend match at the Emirates. Before his 68th-minute appearance, the closest the Blues came to scoring was on a long ball over the top to Pedro. The flag stayed down although…

Usa
Is there one more oyster in Zlatan Ibrahimovic's world?
15:00 Monday 5th November 2018

Without culturally appropriating the big Swede who took London, Manchester, Paris, Milan, Turin and Amsterdam by storm, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a New York kind of guy. I have the old Frank Sinatra song in mind. "If you can make it there,…

Usa
2 Manchester United stars with 2 points to make in MLS
17:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

When Zlatan Ibrahimovic joined Manchester United for the 2016/17 season, he expressed willingness to form a strike partnership with Wayne Rooney. I said many years ago the perfect partner for a striker is Wayne Rooney. He works not only for…

Usa
Has MLS stymied Zlatan's trophy mojo?
17:00 Sunday 16th September 2018

A Saturday night tilt pitting the reigning Major League Soccer champions against the league’s most-crowned franchise ought to be a marquee matchup. Instead, it was akin to rubbernecking a 22-car pileup on the QEW. That’s Canadian…

Stadiums
Pique, Giovinco, Ibra file 'class action suit' over insufficient grounds
15:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Major League Soccer plays a summer schedule, UEFA in the winter but players on either side of the North Atlantic share a common aversion to artificial turf. Not only do they prefer a natural surface, they expect groundskeepers to maintain their…

Usa
Meet Josef Martinez, MLS' new goal king
12:00 Tuesday 28th August 2018

With Major League Soccer yet to pervade the mainstream European football psyche, the spotlight settled on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney navigating their first season in North America. Both are doing well but neither is tearing up the…

Usa
Why can't MLS teams defend?
17:00 Friday 17th August 2018

If you’re a Manchester United fan hoping against hope that Jose Mourinho will allow his attackers to live up to their name rather than be auxiliary defenders, Major League Soccer is an excellent refuge. Very few teams in the league can…

Usa
Does even Zlatan have limits?
17:00 Wednesday 16th May 2018

You win some; you lose some. So goes the oft-repeated phrase. For the last 18 years, however, no one has had reason to say it to Zlatan Ibrahimovic. From the time he joined Ajax until he left Manchester United, the supremely talented, supremely…

Usa
MLS Weekend Review: Revenge of the Set Piece
22:03 Monday 30th April 2018

Another Major League Soccer match day is in the books. Let me catch you up. Three Stars 3. Kevin Kratz -- Atlanta United are the Liverpool/Borussia Dortmund of MLS. They will hit you on the counter all day long. If anyone tries to tell you…

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MLS Weekend Review: Referees and woodwork take over the spotlight
18:00 Monday 9th April 2018

In the first full slate of matches last week, Major League Soccer’s players dominated the storylines. This week, it was more about neutral parties, as in the referees and woodwork. Let me catch you up on the weekend’s events. Three…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag, Week 6: On Brazilian holidays and more Zlatan
13:00 Friday 6th April 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s sixth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. On Tap Major League Soccer has eight matches on the docket…

Usa
David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Guardians of the Galaxy?
13:00 Wednesday 4th April 2018

They were teammates for a half-season at Paris Saint-Germain, so it’s entirely possible David Beckham recommended Los Angeles Galaxy as a retirement destination to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, or the big Swede enquired. With apologies to Hristo…

Usa
MLS Grab Bag, Week 5: Your refs are blinder than mine
13:00 Friday 30th March 2018

Welcome to the 2018 season’s fifth edition of MLS Grab Bag. Each Friday we’ll review midweek news, preview key weekend matches, and explore other interesting developments. Throwing a changeup This week also marks Opening Day for…

Usa
Why Zlatan Ibrahimovic's impact in MLS will be bigger than you think
17:00 Sunday 25th March 2018

It took longer than expected but it has finally happened. After an injury-plagued season where he couldn't perform as he did in his first season with Manchester United, Zlatan Ibrahimovic left Old Trafford for the destination everyone anticipated.…