1. 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...

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  2. 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 day ago 1,672 reads 2 comments

  3. 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 2 days ago 3,579 reads 21 comments

  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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 7 days ago 6,102 reads 27 comments

  7. Klinsmann's Defenseless Americans Make 2018 World Cup Dreams a Joke

    ESPN commentators Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman spoke truth in the 86th minute of the United States men's national team's embarrassing, sorry 4-1 loss to the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 8 days ago 3,538 reads 18 comments

  8. Klinsmann, USMNT Must Be Desperate for a Win in Advance of Long Time Away

    Not to go all " 30 for 30 " on you, but what if I told you that there was an international men's football team whose record in its last seven matches was one win, three draws and ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 9 days ago 1,712 reads 6 comments

  9. Klinsmann's Cavalier Tactics Cost Americans in Deflating Late Loss to Colombia

    Jurgen Klinsmann recently told NBC Sports' Arlo White he wants to get to the semi-final of the 2018 World Cup. By the summer of 2018, he might have a side capable of going that far...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 12 days ago 7,122 reads 51 comments

  10. 5 Issues Manchester City Need to Work on During November International Break

    Manchester City are victims of their own success. Four years ago, if City were entrenched in third place in the league table and struggling to find their footing in the Champions League, it would have been seen as necessary growing pains...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 13 days ago 1,939 reads 3 comments

  11. Manchester City's 'Highest Net Spend Per Point' Was Worth Every Penny

    Manchester City supporters simply do not deserve the abuse they take about money. For most of recorded football history, City were the weak sister to mighty Manchester United ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 14 days ago 1,570 reads 6 comments

  12. Why Frank Lampard Remaining at Manchester City Would Be a Great Move

    Frank Lampard shook off the thigh injury that forced him to miss five matches in all competitions for Manchester City when he returned for a substitute's appearance against Queens Park Rangers over the weekend...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 15 days ago 3,978 reads 4 comments

  13. 5 Manchester City Players to Watch During November International Break

    It really feels like the international football powers are just toying with us now. With only 11 matches played in the Premier League season, an unconscionable third international ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 16 days ago 1,729 reads 0 comments

  14. QPR vs. Manchester City: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape EPL Game

    Manchester City are presently living a double life. As with most double lives, pulling the stunt off with uniform happiness is usually too much to ask...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 19 days ago 1,109 reads 0 comments

  15. Ranking and Grading Man City's Players on Champions League Performances So Far

    Manchester City seem determined to miss out on qualifying for the knockout stage of the Champions League, even if their colleagues in Group E have conspired to keep City's hopes (barely) alive...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 20 days ago 1,405 reads 5 comments

  16. Manchester City vs. CSKA Moscow: Issues and Decisions That Will Shape UCL Match

    And then there were three. Manchester City 's pursuit of the quadruple last season charged on into March, only to be summarily dashed on the rocks...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 22 days ago 937 reads 3 comments

  17. Why Yaya Toure Is Under Most Pressure for Manchester City After Win over United

    Manchester City supporters welcomed an old friend back to the Etihad in City's 1-0 victory over Manchester United . Now they hope he will stay awhile. Yaya Toure played his best full game of the season against the loathed Red Devils...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 23 days ago 1,646 reads 4 comments

  18. Why Sergio Aguero Will Be Manchester City's Key Player Against Manchester United

    Sergio Aguero will be Manchester City 's key player in this weekend's derby with Manchester United because Aguero is the only City player, save for Yaya Toure, who can create a goal from nothing...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 27 days ago 1,949 reads 2 comments

  19. Manchester City: Full Report Card for Every Position for October

    Manchester City were fortunate that their schedule in October only included five matches in all competitions...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 28 days ago 853 reads 3 comments

  20. Manchester City vs. Newcastle: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape Cup Game

    Warning bells are sounding around the Etihad as Manchester City 's season, seemingly only still just beginning, already hangs in the balance...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 30 days ago 1,166 reads 0 comments

  21. The Realistic Expectations for Manchester City in 2014/15 Are Dull and Wanting

    Manchester City supporters are about to find out what an emptying bandwagon feels like. The Sky Blues' season started with such bright promise. They would defend their second Premier League title in three seasons...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 4,856 reads 34 comments

  22. Manuel Pellegrini's Poor Tactics Bring out the Worst in Captain Kompany

    Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is a much better defender than Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini 's tactics make him out to be...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 4,723 reads 10 comments

  23. West Ham vs. Manchester City: Key Issues That Will Shape Premier League Match

    Manchester City had virtually endless joy at West Ham United's expense last season. City and the Hammers played four matches in 2013/14, two in the Premier League and two in the Capital One Cup...

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  24. A Progress Report for Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic

    The legendary American comedy Animal House contains too many classic scenes to mention. For our purposes here, though, let's look back on the Delta brothers' meeting with Dean ...

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  25. Why Yaya Toure's the Most Disappointing Manchester City Player so Far in 2014/15

    Before we get into why Yaya Toure is the most disappointing Manchester City player so far this season, a quick apology is appropriate...

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