1. Key Issues That Will Shape USA's Clash with Czech Republic

    The United States men's national team is going back to work this week. A friendly with the Czech Republic in Prague is about as far as one can get from the intensity of the USA's round-of-16 loss to Belgium in Brazil at the 2014 World Cup...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 17 hours ago 3,064 reads 6 comments

  2. Manchester City: Full Report Card for Every Position for August

    You can talk about how early it is in the Premier League season all you like. Every team in the league has played three times with 35 more matches apiece remaining. We get it...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 17 hours ago 1,169 reads 3 comments

  3. Why Joe Hart Is Under Most Pressure at Manchester City Following Loss to Stoke

    Joe Hart is under the most pressure at Manchester City following the Sky Blues' disappointing loss to Stoke City because Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has seen this movie before...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 day ago 3,061 reads 17 comments

  4. Manchester City vs. Stoke City: How City Will Line Up in Premier League Clash

    Manchester City 's 2014-15 season was set up very nicely for them to go, at least for a while, somewhat unnoticed. Several Premier League sides did transfer business worthy of headlines...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 4 days ago 7,212 reads 5 comments

  5. Breaking Down Manchester City's Champions League Group-Stage Opponents

    Manchester City have expressed clearly and without reservation their desire to thrive against the best sides in the world in Champions League play. But it is definitely starting to feel like UEFA does not much want City around...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 5 days ago 2,774 reads 7 comments

  6. 10 Transfer Deadline Day Possibilities for Manchester City

    There is good news and bad news on the Manchester City transfer front. The good news is that Jack Rodwell has done a recent about-face and now claims he was misquoted in earlier reports about young players like him signing at City...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 7 days ago 3,738 reads 15 comments

  7. Manuel Pellegrini's Accelerated Learning Curve Bad News for Premier League Foes

    Manchester City won the Premier League crown in Manuel Pellegrini 's first season as manager, which was impressive enough...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 8 days ago 2,468 reads 9 comments

  8. Why Manchester City Must Make Etihad Stadium Advantage Count vs. Liverpool

    Manchester City 's record at the Etihad Stadium in recent seasons is almost too good to be believed. If City are to repeat as Premier League champions, that incredible level of success must be extended...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 9 days ago 7,253 reads 9 comments

  9. How Manuel Pellegrini Can Guide Manchester City to a Repeat Title Win

    The surest path to a repeat Premier League title win for Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is a road he cannot take. Pellegrini would make his club's load a lot lighter by laying down in the Capital One Cup and in the FA Cup...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 12 days ago 1,956 reads 5 comments

  10. Manuel Pellegrini's Man City Success Can't Be Lessened by Jose Mourinho's Talk

    Manchester City won the Premier League last season and did not lose a single player that mattered from that squad...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 13 days ago 4,865 reads 8 comments

  11. Why Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala Could Become Best EPL Defensive Tandem

    Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala could become the best pair of centre-backs in the Premier League because anyone who plays next to Kompany has such a chance. That is how good Kompany is...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 14 days ago 6,303 reads 18 comments

  12. Manchester City's Most Crucial Players for the 2014-15 Season

    Manchester City 's roster composition proves true the tenet that the best teams are strong through the middle...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 15 days ago 3,095 reads 2 comments

  13. Why Stevan Jovetic Is Under Most Pressure for Man City After Win at Newcastle

    Stevan Jovetic is under the most pressure of any Sky Blue who played in Manchester City 's nervy 2-0 win at St James' Park because he did not score or factor into either City goal...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 16 days ago 3,546 reads 2 comments

  14. Newcastle vs. Manchester City: Key Selection Decisions for Manuel Pellegrini

    Manchester City 's Premier League opener with Newcastle United looks fairly simple when compared to the following week's showdown with Liverpool at the Etihad . The Magpies finished 10th in the league last season despite posting a losing record...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 19 days ago 5,903 reads 8 comments

  15. 10 Biggest Concerns for Manuel Pellegrini Ahead of New Premier League Season

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini these days seems to be the living embodiment of actor Michael Caine's duck ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 20 days ago 2,729 reads 7 comments

  16. Projecting Manuel Pellegrini's Best Manchester City Lineup as EPL Season Opens

    In the last match Manchester City played that mattered , here was the City XI : Joe Hart; Aleksandar Kolarov , Martin Demichelis , Vincent Kompany , Pablo Zabaleta ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 22 days ago 15,766 reads 11 comments

  17. 5 Bold Predictions for Frank Lampard's Manchester City Adventure

    "People don't start playing ball at your age, they retire!" So said Roy Hobbs' manager to the aging slugger before he first took the field for the New York Knights in The Natural ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 23 days ago 3,600 reads 10 comments

  18. Arsenal vs. Manchester City: How City Will Line Up in Community Shield

    Not all friendlies are created equal. Manchester City are set to face Arsenal in the Community Shield this Sunday. In this summer vacation that never was for City, the friendlies came in veritable waves...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 26 days ago 18,449 reads 6 comments

  19. Winners and Losers from Manchester City's International Champions Cup Campaign

    Manchester City 's participation in the Guinness International Champions Cup can only be considered a success. Yes, City squandered two second-half leads to Liverpool and thereby ceded a spot in the Cup final to the Reds...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 29 days ago 3,175 reads 8 comments

  20. Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of August 4

    If you take Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano at his word, City are no longer interested in participating in the summer transfer market...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 30 days ago 5,784 reads 4 comments

  21. Manchester City vs. Olympiacos: Predicting City's International Champions Cup XI

    Manchester City had control of their own destiny in the Guinness International Champions Cup and let it slip away. Which, if we are being truthful, might be for the best...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 6,226 reads 1 comments

  22. Liverpool vs. Manchester City: What Manuel Pellegrini Learned at Yankee Stadium

    NEW YORK — Yankee Stadium is a strange place to watch Manchester City play football. This enormous, sprawling progeny of the House that Ruth Built is marked at every turn with the iconic "N...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 13,575 reads 22 comments

  23. Liverpool vs. Manchester City: Predicting City's International Champions Cup XI

    Manchester City and Liverpool famously finished first and second in last season's Premier League table. Famously, because the title was quite literally Liverpool's to lose with a few matches left to play...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 16,404 reads 1 comments

  24. Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 28

    Forecasting Manchester City 's transfers this summer is like trying to forecast summer weather. Meteorologists always seem to be accounting for the chance of a thunderstorm in the summer...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 11,273 reads 8 comments

  25. AC Milan vs Manchester City: Predicting City's XI at International Champions Cup

    Manchester City supporters can be forgiven for not knowing what to hope for as City begin the Guinness International Champions Cup against AC Milan in Pittsburgh. Ordinarily, Sky Blues faithful are only interested in seeing the club win...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 12,024 reads 8 comments