1. 5 Tips to Help Eliaquim Mangala to Adjust to Life in the Premier League

    Manchester City 's acquisition this past summer likely made some Premier League sides feel like Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye . "Some game...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 12 hours ago 1,541 reads 1 comments

  2. Setting out Manuel Pellegrini's Best Man City Defensive Setup for Rest of Season

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has worked around injuries throughout his club this season, but perhaps the most remarkable triage work he has done so far has been with his back line...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 day ago 6,503 reads 17 comments

  3. West Brom vs. Manchester City: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape EPL Game

    Manchester City should give the Premier League schedule makers expensive holiday gifts this year. "There’s a round of matches this weekend, then on the 26th, then on the ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 2 days ago 1,621 reads 8 comments

  4. Why James Milner Is the Unsung Hero for Manchester City so Far This Season

    Manchester City midfielder James Milner is the subject of a great deal of undeserved ridicule for a number of things he is not. Milner is not a constant distraction to his club with ill-timed or ill-intended quotes to the media...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 4 days ago 2,204 reads 8 comments

  5. Manchester City vs. Crystal Palace: Issues & Decisions That Will Shape EPL Match

    If Manchester City are concerned about the packed fixture list facing them, they have an odd way of showing it. Granted, they did buy themselves a few extra days of rest by conveniently bombing out of the Capital One Cup a while back...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 7 days ago 1,635 reads 3 comments

  6. Samir Nasri Must Supply Manchester City's Goals While Injured Strikers Heal

    Samir Nasri will need to shoulder a great deal of the scoring load for Manchester City in the absence of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 8 days ago 3,444 reads 2 comments

  7. 10 MLS Stars Who Would Not Look out of Place at a Big European Club

    Despite surviving 19 seasons and enjoying a very successful 2014, Major League Soccer has a serious perception problem. MLS points to surging ticket sales as an indicator that the league is flourishing and has bigger, better days ahead of it...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 9 days ago 1,358 reads 5 comments

  8. Setting out Manuel Pellegrini's Best Midfield Setup for Rest of the Season

    Manchester City 's midfield has been beset by injuries at a rate that exceeds even what might fairly be expected of a club that plays so many matches. It is not just the midfield that has suffered, of course...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 9 days ago 3,656 reads 8 comments

  9. A Progress Report on Manchester City's Summer Signing Fernando

    Without question, the tone of this piece would have been significantly different two months ago, or even just last month...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 11 days ago 2,665 reads 3 comments

  10. 10 Players Who Would Be Brilliant, and Viable, Additions to MLS in 2015

    Identifying an exciting addition to Major League Soccer is a complicated exercise. The player needs to be very good, preferably with name recognition...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 14 days ago 11,752 reads 56 comments

  11. Leicester vs. Manchester City: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape EPL Game

    When the club you support has a win-or-go-home Champions League group-stage match in a country where they have never won before, you look for any positive omens you can find. And sometimes you listen for them...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 14 days ago 1,536 reads 2 comments

  12. Picking a Combined Roma vs. Manchester City XI

    Manchester City and AS Roma have a potentially season-defining match to play on Wednesday. The winner is likely to qualify to the Champions League knock-out round...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 18 days ago 1,935 reads 6 comments

  13. Landon Donovan's Performance in MLS Cup Final Proves He Is Retiring Just in Time

    Landon Donovan carried the LA Galaxy to tremendous heights in his time with the club. In his last game in their strip, though, Donovan was a passenger. Fans and media love storybook endings for star athletes, though for different reasons...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 18 days ago 5,549 reads 2 comments

  14. 5 Possible Left-Back Options for Manchester City in January

    Manchester City appear to be set at left-back with Aleksandar Kolarov and Gael Clichy , but each man carries some negatives on his respective C.V...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 19 days ago 4,753 reads 14 comments

  15. Manchester City vs. Everton: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape EPL Game

    Manchester City , to their credit, are not the sort to let the truth get in the way of a good story. "Honestly in the Champions League we have not played well this season but the ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 21 days ago 1,349 reads 6 comments

  16. 5 Ways Jurgen Klinsmann Can Make USMNT Better in 2015

    Listening to Jurgen Klinsmann talk about getting to the World Cup semifinal in 2018 reminds me of everything that is wrong with youth soccer in the United States...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 22 days ago 3,330 reads 16 comments

  17. Sunderland vs. Manchester City: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape EPL Game

    You can say this for the Premier League: It rarely lets you feel too good about yourself for too long. Manchester City fairly well eviscerated Southampton this past weekend, ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 24 days ago 1,532 reads 7 comments

  18. 5 Reasons Why Manchester City Will Catch Chelsea and Win Premier League

    During Chelsea 's recent match with Sunderland , the NBC Sports Network posted a graphic noting that Chelsea, with 10 wins and two draws from 12 matches, were two points behind Manchester City 's 2011/12 start to that season...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 25 days ago 19,691 reads 88 comments

  19. Charlie Davies Ignites Revolution & Authors Sad End(?) to Thierry Henry's Career

    In New York, they know all too well that the greatest players do not always get blessed with the greatest endings. Just recently, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's career ended in uncharacteristically quiet fashion...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 27 days ago 1,460 reads 1 comments

  20. Ranking and Grading Manchester City's Players vs. Bayern Munich in UCL Victory

    Sergio Aguero 's performance in Manchester City 's 3-2 Champions League Group E win against Bayern Munich may not have saved City's season. It may not even lead to qualification to the knockout stage...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 1,953 reads 13 comments

  21. What an Early Champions League Exit Would Mean for Manuel Pellegrini

    What would an early Champions League exit mean for Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City ? In the spirit of not burying the lede , probably not much in the near term...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 1,811 reads 2 comments

  22. Manchester City vs. Bayern Munich: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape UCL Game

    Motown legend Jimmy Ruffin passed recently . The singer was best known for his international hit, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted , which includes the following lyrics: As I walk this land of broken dreams, I have visions of many things...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 3,708 reads 21 comments

  23. Yaya Toure Helps Depleted Sky Blues Grind out Badly Needed Win over Swans

    There were handfuls of minutes in the early going of Manchester City 's 2-1 win over Swansea City where, for what promises to be a recurring feeling this season, the feeling at the Etihad was heavily impending doom...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 360 reads 0 comments

  24. Manchester City vs. Swansea: How the Citizens Should Line Up in EPL Game

    Being an American means being able to say the following sentence emphatically. The best part about the past two international breaks is that they are over...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 1,912 reads 0 comments

  25. Why Chris Wondolowski Should Be Axed for USMNT Following Loss to Ireland

    Match sheets are usually too limited by their silence to tell the whole story of a moment, but Tuesday night's recitation of Republic of Ireland 4-1 United States contained one fairly telling piece of information...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 6,526 reads 27 comments