Gerard Deulofeu Is Kind Of A Nutcase But I Love Him All The Same

If the whole of Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Everton this weekend left me with any lasting impression, it was that I should give more respect to the Gunners’ budding title charge; they more or less coasted to another three points against formidable opposition, the sort of thing they’ve seemed capable of in recent years but… »10/26/15 5:58pm10/26/15 5:58pm

Are Everton Really Dumb Enough To Turn Down Tons Of Money For John Stones?

John Stones is a promising English center back currently playing for Everton, who’s pretty good and has every chance to get better. His talent, youth, potential, position, and Englishness all make him a very hot and very valuable commodity. (Word to Raheem Sterling.) But apparently out of some misguided belief in the… »8/27/15 4:59pm8/27/15 4:59pm

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 5:47pm8/06/15 5:47pm

Romelu Lukaku Channels His Inner Marshawn Lynch On This Bulldozing Run

This is probably as close as you'll get to seeing Beast Mode's famous Beast Quake run recreated on a soccer pitch. Everton's Romelu Lukaku knocks over a good three or four defenders before laying off the assist for Steven Naismith's equalizer, proving that he is indeed 'bout that action: »3/12/15 5:49pm3/12/15 5:49pm

Damn, Man, Tim Howard Is Having One Sad-Ass Season

It's been less than a year since Tim Howard became America's World Cup hero, staring down an unrelenting Belgian attack and turning away 16 goddamn shots with the grim resolve of an action hero who's low on ammo. In fact, go ahead and watch each one of those beautiful, thrilling saves one more time. Then, if you're a… »2/25/15 1:39pm2/25/15 1:39pm

How Harry Kane Owned The Best Weekend Of The Premier League Season

You want to know why the Premier League is the best league in the world? It's for weekends like this past one, which feature a handful of headliner games, a couple more you didn't think would be that competitive but end up going down to the wire, and even when the title race is all but decided already, there's still… »2/09/15 4:05pm2/09/15 4:05pm

BBC Report On '67 Merseyside Derby Gets Unexpected Guest

In the run-up to today's Merseyside Derby between Everton and Liverpool, the BBC sent their roving man on the streets to interview people about historic matches between the "friendly" rivals. The reporter hoped this old man would be able to remember an FA Cup match from 48 years ago, but little did he know how close… »2/07/15 11:49am2/07/15 11:49am

Who Will Develop The First Great American Soccer Star?

For as far as soccer—the official Sport Of The Future on these shores for decades now—has come in America, we still haven't hit upon a sustainable youth development model to cultivate all levels of professional talent, from squad-fillers to superstars. This leaves interested parties at home and abroad arguing over… »12/17/14 10:56am12/17/14 10:56am