Opinion

Fierce Rivals Jose Mourinho And Arsene Wenger Are Champions League Final Pundits For beIN Sports

Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, once longtime rivals, have now become fellow pundits. Mourinho has recently taken to television for beIN Sports after being released by Manchester United, and Arsene Wenger has done the same after finishing his long career with Arsenal. Their story as rivals with Chelsea and Arsenal, respectively, have been very popular among the media and fans.

Carlos Vela Is On Fire, But He Won't Be With Mexico At The Gold Cup

Carlos Vela is on fire in Major League Soccer. The El Tri star has done a great job building off an excellent start to his MLS career with Los Angeles FC. His first season ended with 14 goals out of 28 appearances. This year, he's picked up right where he left off, scoring 14 goals in just 14 appearances for LAFC.

FOX Won A Sports Emmy For Its World Cup Coverage And We’re Not Really Sure Why

FOX, for all its issues covering the 2018 World Cup in Russia (and there were a lot of them), was given a Sports Emmy award on Monday for its coverage of the event.

FOX was awarded “Outstanding Trans-Media Sports Coverage” for the 2018 World Cup, combining the coverage from FOX, FS1 and FoxSports.com at the Sports Emmy Awards on Monday night in New York.  

English Clubs, Back In European Finals, Won’t Stop Complaining About European Finals

It’s been an historic season for the English Premier League. 

After an exhilarating title race won by Manchester City just ahead of Liverpool, the league will make up all four participants in the two major European finals: the Champions League and Europa League.

Liverpool faces Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1 after both teams pulled off insane comebacks in the semifinals against Barcelona and Ajax, respectively. The Europa League final is between Arsenal and Chelsea on May 29 in Baku, Azerbaijan. 

Marcus Rashford And Jesse Lingard Deserve The Same Criticism Pogba Gets

Paul Pogba is a polarizing figure at Old Trafford.

When Manchester United bought him from Juventus in 2016, he was largely anticipated to be the spearhead of Manchester United’s title charge. But that hasn’t been the case, especially this past season.

Even though Pogba has scored 13 goals and assisted nine in the Premier League, he is the team's most-maligned player. The way he carries himself, his style of play and his character in the dressing room have all been brought into question. Despite his stats this season, Paul Pogba has been poor.

Why The Wrong Team Won The Premier League

As the Premier League season wound down, polls such as this indicated that neutrals preferred to see Liverpool win the title. Some pundits claimed that this tendency was owing to sympathy that Liverpool hadn't won the title in 29 years, or perhaps to an affinity for Liverpool’s playing style or their affable manager Jurgen Klopp. 

There is another explanation that has received no attention whatsoever, namely that spectators judge Liverpool’s record to actually be superior to Manchester City’s. 

Chelsea Fans Still Can't Believe They Finished Third

It was a fascinating English Premier League season. The title race between Liverpool and Manchester City went all the way to "Championship Sunday." Both were incredibly talented sides who had incredible seasons. But automatic qualification for a Champions League spot by finishing in the top four was more of a story of teams dropping points than collecting them.

Revisiting The 1998 World Cup With Roger Bennett's "American Fiasco"

The growth of soccer in the United States has been incredible over the past decade. Not only have we seen growth domestically within Major League Soccer, but just walking down the street you can pick out multiple different soccer jerseys being casually worn. It has become one of the most popular sports in the country.

Arlo White Really Likes To Explain To You That Goals Are A Big Deal In This Title Race

Arlo White is the voice of NBC’s coverage of the Premier League, a fixture on Saturday and Sunday mornings in the U.S. as NBCSN brings American viewers one of the most exciting title races in recent memory to our living rooms.

And Arlo White isn’t going to let you forget that last fact.

Throughout 2019, White has felt compelled to exclaim that every goal scored by Liverpool or Manchester City could possibly be the title-deciding strike. It’s getting a little old and a bit condescending to soccer fans in the U.S.

An Early Look At 2020 Expansion Across U.S. Leagues

This past week MLS announced that expansion was formally approved to hit 30 clubs over the coming years. In a country with a relatively young soccer community, interest continually growing, and a number of small to large sized untapped markets, expansion is a fundamental part of the soccer landscape. Not just for MLS but across all the leagues. 

Here is a brief look at the new clubs set to debut in 2020. Expect this list to double by the time we reach November. 

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