1. Why Breaking the Bank on Cristiano Ronaldo Is a Waste for Manchester United

    Shortly after his match-winning goal knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League, rumors began to swirl about the Portuguese superstar making a return to Old Trafford ...

    Adrian  Melville Written by Adrian Melville about over 1 year ago 17,360 reads 40 comments

  2. Raphael Varane Is Proving to Be the Best Value in World Football

    In a footballing world of high-priced players and free-spending super clubs, determining an appropriate value for players is not always easy...

    Adrian  Melville Written by Adrian Melville about over 1 year ago 12,062 reads 62 comments

  3. Mexico vs. USA: Lessons We Learned From the World Cup Qualifier

    The latest chapter of the USA-Mexico grudge match is closed, and both teams earned a well-deserved point for their efforts. The United States is certainly happy about the result and now sits in third place in the CONCACAF standings...

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  4. 5 Most Powerful People in World Football

    Being a power player in the landscape of world football is arguably the most prosperous position one can have...

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  5. Winners and Losers in Friday Night's USA-Costa Rica Match

    The United States overcame a virtual blizzard in Commerce City, Colo. Friday night and pulled out a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica...

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  6. 5 Things FIFA Can Do to Stop Match-Fixing

    At a recent conference in Rome, it was revealed that international match-fixing generates approximately hundreds of billions of euros each year...

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  7. The 7 Most Overpaid Players in World Football

    There is no denying that soccer around the world has become a big business. Over the years, we have seen some of the richest billionaires in the world spend exorbitant amounts of money in order to improve their clubs...

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  8. Has Landon Donovan Reached His Ceiling as a Player?

    It has been a month since Landon Donovan emerged from his self-imposed " break " from soccer, and by all accounts, he is scheduled to rejoin the LA Galaxy next week. The 30-year-old midfielder is the all-time leader in goals and assists for the U...

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  9. The Most Influential Decades in World Football

    The game of football has grown tremendously over the past 50 years, both on and off the field. The concepts created by some of the game’s greatest minds helped to produce amazing ...

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  10. 5 New-Age Soccer Statistics Soon to Be Mainstream

    Last summer, Manchester City’s Head of Performance Analysis Gavin Fleig made a bold decision. In an effort to advance the concept of advanced statistics in soccer, Fleig ...

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  11. The 5 Richest Clubs in World Football: Analyzing Their Revenue Streams

    European football has become more than just a game. It’s big business. The ability to generate revenue has become a vital skill for European clubs, and their financial health can have a tendency to run parallel to results on the field...

    Adrian  Melville Written by Adrian Melville about over 1 year ago 18,817 reads 17 comments

  12. Will Gus Johnson End Up Having a Lasting Impact on American Soccer?

    We are now about a month into the Gus Johnson experiment, and it sounds like many are still getting used to his style. With a mix of Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League games under his belt, Johnson has been met with mixed reviews...

    Adrian  Melville Written by Adrian Melville about over 1 year ago 642 reads 4 comments

  13. The 10 Most Valuable Players in World Football

    When considering the value of a player, there are a lot of factors that can apply. Some are obvious, including level of competition, strength of teammates and overall appeal to the general market...

    Adrian  Melville Written by Adrian Melville about over 1 year ago 27,453 reads 219 comments