The Uncomfortable Middle: Our 2015-16 Premier League Preview, Pt. 2

For the American sports fan, following soccer means a reorientation about what constitutes success. With the success of the top teams reinforced by Champions League appearances and an enhanced global profile, there is a virtuous cycle to being good that makes it even harder to break into the top. At the other end,… » 8/06/15 5:47pm 8/06/15 5:47pm

Yaya Touré Is Back To Smashing In The Goals

It was a bit of a shaky start for Yaya Touré this season, and as Manchester City's best player, it's meant a bit of a shaky start for the club. But today's match against Crystal Palace saw him back to the position he's most comfortable in, finishing off a perfectly worked counter by bludgeoning the ball home. » 12/20/14 9:54am 12/20/14 9:54am

Heartbreaking Draw Almost Certainly Ends Liverpool's Title Challenge

There is no God. Money does buy happiness. Might overcomes beauty every time. These are the harsh realities soccer fans must begrudgingly accept after Crystal Palace's shocking 88th minute equalizer gave Liverpool a draw—a result that all but mathematically kills their miraculous championship dream. » 5/05/14 5:08pm 5/05/14 5:08pm

One Of The Worst Penalty Misses You'll See

The great thing about soccer announcers is the brutal honesty. They are a close second to golf announcers, who also never pull any punches, but do so in a whisper that is so incongruous with what they're saying you can't help laughing. Soccer doesn't have to worry about the niceties of golf, though, so we get Tony… » 1/11/14 12:45pm 1/11/14 12:45pm