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Raheem Sterling Is Making Bank Because England Sucks

Raheem Sterling is already, at just 20 years of age, a damn good player, with every chance to become great. This obviously and understandably makes him a very valuable asset, as his now official English-record transfer and new salary attest. What he isn’t is £180,000 a week good. His mix of current ability and… » 7/14/15 5:34pm 7/14/15 5:34pm

Liverpool Don't Deserve Raheem Sterling

Here’s our daily exercise in keeping competing thoughts in our heads at the same time. European soccer has become player ruled. Particularly in the post-Chelsea, post-Manchester City era, there’s more money sloshing around in the top league than many entire nations. There’s no loyalty to club and not much more to… » 6/24/15 6:29pm 6/24/15 6:29pm

Incoming Baseball Scares The Bejesus Out Of Manchester City's Joe Hart

Manchester City are in Toronto right now on a postseason panhandling tour, and they took some time to try their hands at some of those whacky American sports. Three of them joined up with “baseball legend” (??) José Bautista to take some cuts in the batting cage. Most came off fine enough, except for the scaredy-cat,… » 5/27/15 3:25pm 5/27/15 3:25pm

Manchester Derby Is Already 1-1 And Manic

The Manchester Derby lit up early for the visiting side as Sergio Agüero deposited a dish from David Silva past David de Gea to give City a 1-0 lead. The entire play set up is nice-looking soccer (Milner’s pretty awesome here), but you have to ask what Manchester United’s defenders were doing here? » 4/12/15 11:19am 4/12/15 11:19am

Do Arsenal Even Need Jack Wilshere?

We're pretty staunchly against the year-round transfer gossip circus, since even at the best of times—when the transfer windows are actually open—there are about a thousand reasons never to trust what's being bandied about. But these rumblings about Manchester City sniffing around Arsenal's beloved, detested,… » 4/10/15 3:41pm 4/10/15 3:41pm

Adam Johnson Arrested, Allegedly Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Girl: Report

According to numerous reports out of England, Sunderland winger Adam Johnson was arrested today by Durham Police on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. A Durham Police spokesperson would only tell news outlets that "a 27-year-old man was arrested earlier today on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl… » 3/02/15 7:39pm 3/02/15 7:39pm

Why I Love Coutinho, And How Real Madrid's Slip Gives Us A Great Clásico

With the fireworks of the last few days, it would be natural to look down the sights and champ at how those results set up a couple blockbuster head-to-head matchups in the coming weeks. But let's take a second to look back and appreciate what we saw this weekend, which was magnificent. » 3/02/15 5:20pm 3/02/15 5:20pm

This Barcelona Goal Has Manchester City Defenders Looking Like Children

Much has been made of Barcelona, who, though still dope as hell, are diminished from the time a few years back when they were invincible, and Luis Suárez, who is no longer the best player on his own team, let alone in the league. But Barcelona and Suárez are back in England today against Manchester City in the… » 2/24/15 3:42pm 2/24/15 3:42pm

Man City Saves Draw With 92nd-Minute Free Kick Goal

James Milner helped Manchester City avoid an embarrassing home loss to lowly Hull City with this gorgeous stoppage-time free kick goal. To be fair, even a draw is shocking; Etihad Stadium spent most of the match silent as supporters watched their team fart around and be dominated by the bottom-three side. » 2/07/15 11:56am 2/07/15 11:56am

Premier League Title All But Wrapped Up As Chelsea And City Draw

Sensing an opportunity for cross promotion, NBC broadcast today’s Premier League action from Glendale, Arizona, the site of the Super Bowl. Though he was on site in London, broadcaster Arlo White made sure to explain to the American audience that, without any playoffs, the forthcoming Chelsea-Manchester City match was… » 1/31/15 3:30pm 1/31/15 3:30pm

Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Southampton All Lose In FA Cup

It is time for the wonderful FA Cup, England's storied knockout tournament contested among almost every team in the country, where in theory a Sunday pub team could produce a run of stunning results and win the whole shebang. But if you look at the list of FA Cup winners from the last quarter century or so, you… » 1/24/15 1:09pm 1/24/15 1:09pm

Fans Righteously Pissed At Realizing NYCFC Is A Glorified Farm Team

The strange Frank Lampard/NYCFC/Manchester City love triangle always felt like it was going to end in a bit of a train wreck, with Lampard's stay with City set to end this month and the MLS expansion club counting on him to be its face. Well, that train just jumped the tracks: Lampard is staying in England, and fans… » 1/02/15 12:18pm 1/02/15 12:18pm

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

Manchester City's Messiah Sergio Agüero Pulls Another Resurrection Act

Twenty minutes into Manchester City's crucial home Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, it looked like everything had broken right for the English champions. Earlier in the day, in the other matchup in City's group, Roma somehow contrived to draw a game they really should've won, greatly expanding… » 11/26/14 1:27pm 11/26/14 1:27pm