Premier League

A Guide To The Wide Variety Of Footballs Used Across The Planet

I hope you can kick these balls with some of the world's best players. Here's a brief guide to the balls used in some of the world's most popular leagues and how much they cost.

What Soccer Ball Should I Get? Here's What The World's Biggest Leagues Use

English Premier League: The Nike Merlin, at a cool $160. Looks and feels like a classic professional ball.

Newcastle's Salomón Rondón Shows That Chivalry Is Alive And Well

Salomón Rondón is an absolute unit of a man. At 6 feet 2 inches and 200 pounds, the Venezuelan is a menacing presence when leading the line — which he typically does by his lonesome in Rafa Benítez’s preferred 5-4-1 formation at Newcastle United. 

And goals have been hard to come by for the Magpies. Heading into Saturday’s relegation six-pointer with Cardiff City, the Toon had managed only 16 in 22 games, which makes Rondón’s remarkable display of sportsmanship during the match all the more impressive.

Liverpool Is Playing Like A Real Champ (By That We Mean Getting Away With Dives And Red-Card Challenges)

Under Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool has become one of the most exciting teams to watch in the world. The club has fantastically prolific forwards, indefatigable midfielders, impressive defenders and a fearless goalkeeper, not to mention Bobby Firmino and his no-look goal-scoring prowess. At times, it’s almost impossible not to find joy when the Reds are on TV. 

Premier League Stars Flock To NBA Game In London Despite Crap Teams

With the NBA in London, you knew footballers would show up just like last year — even if the league sent two of its worst teams overseas.

The Washington Wizards played the New York Knicks on Thursday evening at the O2 Arena in London. No one really cares who won or lost seeing as they’re a combined 31 games under .500. But we care which Premier League stars came out to see the tall men shoot balls into tiny hoops.

Man Of The Hour Paul Pogba Celebrates The Birth Of His First Child

According to the latest reports, Paul Pogba has become a father for the first time. The rumors began after Pogba and his girlfriend Maria Salaues were spotted at a celebratory dinner in Manchester on Tuesday night, and the news was all but confirmed when the midfielder was absent from United’s training session on Wednesday (as too was Nemanja Matic, whose wife gave birth earlier this week).

Rebuilding The Arsenal — Part 3

If you missed the first two parts of this piece on rebuilding Arsenal, you can find them here — Part 1 & Part 2.

Arsenal Transfers Out

Over the next two summers, Arsenal needs to massively overhaul its roster. Here are my proposed exits by year. 

Summer 2019: 

How Do We Fix U.S. Soccer? Maybe More Elasticos, Better Elasticos

It’s been said before, but Paul Pogba, at his best, is akin to a Medieval English siege tower. He’s unassailable in possession, and he’s here to decimate your last line of defense while preying on that most primitive of human emotions — fear. 

He’s a contortionist with the ball at his feet, a skill set made all the more bewildering by his imposing 6-3 frame. 

Rebuilding The Arsenal - Part 1

The honeymoon period is over. Welcome to Arsenal, Unai Emery.

The weight of Arsene Wenger's tenure as manager of Arsenal was finally being lifted, and a new era was set to begin for the Gunners and their fans after a summer World Cup to distract from the transition. Emery entered the 2018-19 season with modest signings, mostly senior players, but an expected gem in Lucas Torreira.

After the Premier League schedule makers did the club no favors, everyone expected the campaign to start off with two losses against Manchester City and Chelsea.