1. 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 23 hours ago 3,258 reads 1 comments

  2. 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 2 days ago 12,092 reads 21 comments

  3. 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 4 days ago 15,588 reads 1 comments

  4. 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 5 days ago 9,849 reads 8 comments

  5. 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 8 days ago 11,752 reads 8 comments

  6. Sporting Kansas City vs. Manchester City: Key Talking Points from Friendly

    American Manchester City supporters had it pretty good, for once. City's friendly with Sporting Kansas City was the back half of a twin bill on ESPN2 after Tottenham Hotspur 's 3-2 victory over Toronto FC ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 9 days ago 7,132 reads 5 comments

  7. Sporting Kansas City vs. Manchester City: How Man City Will Line Up in KC

    You know who is not lining up for Manchester City against Sporting Kansas City ? Alvaro Negredo. Negredo's injury is terribly unwelcome news on numerous fronts...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 11 days ago 7,274 reads 6 comments

  8. Manchester City Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of July 21

    Manchester City 's summer transfer period is suddenly coming down to their pursuit of one player. If City acquire Porto defender Eliaquim Mangala, the Sky Blues' summer dealings will be viewed as sensible and surgical...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 12 days ago 11,759 reads 8 comments

  9. Hearts vs. Manchester City: How Citizens Will Line Up in Next Scottish Friendly

    Manchester City 's upcoming friendly against Heart of Midlothian was scheduled with the best of intentions . Let's hope it is received better than their other foray into Scotland at Dundee earlier this week...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 16 days ago 8,016 reads 5 comments

  10. Ranking 10 City Players with Biggest Point to Prove in Preseason

    Manchester City 's wealth of footballing talent means that sometimes they are a bit too good for their own good...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 17 days ago 2,726 reads 10 comments

  11. 5 Transfer Deals Manchester City Should Make Before Season Starts

    "A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing. ALWAYS BE CLOSING," said Alec Baldwin's Blake in "Glengarry Glen Ross." Hopefully, Manchester City 's chief executives saw the movie...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 18 days ago 8,209 reads 30 comments

  12. Why Manchester City Should Sell Star Midfielder Yaya Toure and Move on

    Yaya Toure is trying to talk himself out of Manchester and, this one final time, Manchester City should give the giant Ivorian what he clearly wants. If made, the decision to send Toure away would not be personal...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 19 days ago 15,898 reads 32 comments

  13. Which World Cup 2014 Stars Will Be Coming to the US This Summer?

    The excitement of the upcoming 2014 World Cup final is somewhat tempered by the knowledge that the tournament, which so many anticipated for so long, is almost over...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 21 days ago 22,874 reads 36 comments

  14. Ranking Where Jurgen Klinsmann Sits Among All-Time USMNT Bosses

    Where does Jurgen Klinsmann rank all-time among United States men's national team coaches? Spoiler alert: Klinsmann appears much closer to the end of this slideshow than the beginning...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 24 days ago 7,884 reads 28 comments

  15. 5 USMNT Players Whose Stock Increased at 2014 World Cup

    The United States men's national team's performance in the 2014 World Cup was a living, breathing and sweating example of why sports are unpredictable...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 27 days ago 21,855 reads 59 comments

  16. 10 Things USMNT Learned from 2014 World Cup Campaign

    The United States men's national team's 2014 World Cup run seemed interminable until its frenetic, then sudden end. All three of the Americans' group-stage matches were tightly contested...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 28 days ago 17,283 reads 60 comments

  17. Why USMNT Goalkeeper Tim Howard Must Stay on for 2018 World Cup

    Tim Howard could be forgiven for not wanting to think about the United States' 2018 World Cup campaign today. The same goes for United States men's national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 4,626 reads 8 comments

  18. Belgium vs. USA: 6 Things We Learned

    You could forgive American supporters of the United States men's national team for their relative ignorance of the sides Jurgen Klinsmann's team played in Group G of this World Cup...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 7,961 reads 56 comments

  19. How Can Manchester City Repeat Their Title Efforts? Fix Their Yaya Problem Now

    Manchester City must either placate Yaya Toure or sell him. There is no future in the in-between. City will defend their second Premier League title in three years in 2014-15...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 5,188 reads 34 comments

  20. World Cup 2014: 10 Most Controversial Moments from Group Stage

    The world football community should probably be very thankful that the controversies from the group stage of the 2014 World Cup tournament have emanated mostly from the pitch...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 3,786 reads 7 comments

  21. USA vs. Germany: 6 Things We Learned as Americans Narrowly Advance

    "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains," said Ebby Calvin "Nuke" Laloosh in the American baseball movie Bull Durham ...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 28,848 reads 90 comments

  22. Hatching a Plan for USA to Shackle Germany Scoring Machine Thomas Mueller

    When it comes to stopping German dynamo Thomas Mueller, Plan A for the United States men's national team is to hope that the Germans do the sensible thing and play for a tepid draw...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 9,651 reads 101 comments

  23. Key Selection Choices for USA in World Cup Clash with Portugal

    So this is why they give you a 23-man roster for perhaps only three games in which at maximum you will only use 14 men...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 2,961 reads 18 comments

  24. Why Chris Wondolowski Must Be Handed a USA Starting Spot vs Portugal

    Everything is different now for the United States men's national team. When this World Cup started, the Americans were upwards of a 15-to-one long shot to survive Group G...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 11,050 reads 68 comments

  25. 8 Manchester City Players Who Won't Return Next Season

    After watching the Sky Blues hoist the Premier League trophy for the second time in three seasons, Manchester City supporters can finally sort of appreciate how Manchester United supporters used to feel...

    Phil Keidel Written by Phil Keidel about 1 month ago 8,986 reads 4 comments