1. Arsenal, Man City to Give Intriguing Premier League Preamble in Community Shield

    With summer preseason friendlies coming to a close this week, all eyes are beginning to focus on the start of another Barclays Premier League campaign...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 1 month ago 24,727 reads 45 comments

  2. After Strengthening in Transfer Market, Chelsea May Be Premier League Favorites

    Chelsea came close to winning the Premier League last season, and frankly the Blues were not far from having a chance at taking the Champions League as well...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 2 months ago 33,619 reads 162 comments

  3. After Humiliation Against Germany, Brazil Must Go Back to 'Joga Bonito' Roots

    I am still sad about what happened to Brazil on Tuesday against Germany . I have no reason for it, of course, but it is sad to see a nation humiliated. This isn't just any nation...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 2 months ago 20,588 reads 49 comments

  4. Arjen Robben: Love Him or Hate Him, He Has Starred at This World Cup

    From a player point of view, this World Cup has graced us with individual displays of pure entertainment...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 2 months ago 20,511 reads 122 comments

  5. Despite Loss to Belgium in Round of 16, USA Made Positive Impact in Brazil

    When I evaluate soccer teams and players, I often remind myself of the four pillars in the game: technical, tactical, physical and psychological. American soccer fans are likely familiar with the last two, as the U...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 3 months ago 3,638 reads 20 comments

  6. Against Portugal, USMNT Showed They Can Play, Not Just Survive, at the World Cup

    Exhausted? I hear you. That's exactly how I feel after the United States' 2-2 draw against Portugal on Sunday night at the World Cup. Like me, I'm sure most of you went from elation to exhaustion in the space of a few seconds in this game...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 3 months ago 3,641 reads 23 comments

  7. In Win over Ghana, USMNT Shows the Value of a Strong Mentality

    Before the World Cup began, I gave you my reasons why I thought the United States could navigate through this Group of Death against the odds...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 3 months ago 11,090 reads 35 comments

  8. England Can Be Entertainers at the World Cup If Roy Hodgson Plays Young Stars

    The blueprint for a normal England in the World Cup is well-known. The Three Lions generally take a pragmatic, safety-first approach, based on an excellent work rate, as well as passing and quick transitions...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 3 months ago 11,970 reads 32 comments

  9. USMNT's Task Far from Impossible in World Cup's So-Called Group of Death

    Somebody told me the other day that it's very difficult to be rational around this time—when your team is gearing up for a World Cup—and I realized this applies to me...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 4 months ago 146,321 reads 346 comments

  10. Diego Simeone's Hunger for Success Helped Separate Atletico Madrid and Barcelona

    It wasn't all that long ago that Barcelona were basically unplayable, winning six trophies in 2009 and developing under Pep Guardiola into one of the best teams of all time...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 4 months ago 11,466 reads 27 comments

  11. Manchester City's Premier League Title Win Was About More Than Just Money

    Manchester City have won the Premier League title for the second time in three seasons, and while it's easy to say that City have bought their success, I'm not sure it's as simple as that...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 4 months ago 4,829 reads 61 comments

  12. Arsenal and Arsene Wenger Are Not Far from a Premier League Breakthrough

    It's been a wild and unpredictable run-in to the Premier League, and while we still don't know who will lift the trophy next weekend, we already know one thing for sure...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 5 months ago 18,629 reads 126 comments

  13. Despite Loss to Chelsea, Liverpool's Attacking Style Could Eventually Prevail

    Fear not, Liverpool fans. The loss to Chelsea wasn't as bad as you might think. But let's get some facts straight right way. Once again, there seems to be a level of outrage over the way Chelsea played...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 5 months ago 10,551 reads 82 comments

  14. Chelsea and Jose Mourinho Might Meet Their Match Against Atletico Madrid

    When I look at the UEFA Champions League semifinals, I see two intriguing matchups that will make for compelling viewing—but perhaps in very different ways...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 5 months ago 14,483 reads 69 comments

  15. Are Bayern Munich Better Off Under Pep Guardiola Than Jupp Heynckes?

    The law of gravity tells us that what goes up must come down, but although Bayern Munich have had a few bad results lately, I hope none of us would be naive enough to take Pep Guardiola 's side for granted...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 5 months ago 16,368 reads 126 comments

  16. Bold Approach Could Work for Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers Against Man City

    Here we are, with the Premier League season winding down, with Liverpool atop the table with a chance to win the Premier League and one of the biggest games in recent club history coming up this weekend...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 6 months ago 15,322 reads 40 comments

  17. When the Time Comes, Arsene Wenger Must Work Together with His Arsenal Successor

    Here we are again, with Arsenal fighting for fourth place in the Premier League, looking over their shoulders at Everton ...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 6 months ago 8,322 reads 52 comments

  18. Barcelona's Individual Class Made the Difference in This Clasico of Clasicos

    It was the Clasico of Clasicos , a game you could watch forever. But for all its brilliance, and for all it could come to mean in the title race, it might have raised more questions than it answered...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 6 months ago 3,673 reads 42 comments

  19. Sir Alex Ferguson Must Recognize His Mistake with David Moyes

    Sir Alex Ferguson giveth , and now he must taketh away. After Manchester United 's 3-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, it has become clear that Ferguson, if ...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 6 months ago 28,319 reads 99 comments

  20. It's Chelsea's Premier League Title to Lose, and Why Tim Sherwood Got It Wrong

    If Manchester City win their three games in hand, they'll be top of the Premier League and ahead of Chelsea on goal difference, but let's be realistic here...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 7 months ago 16,191 reads 127 comments

  21. U.S. World Cup Hopes Rest on Beating Ghana and Relying on Strong Team Spirit

    When I saw the U.S. World Cup draw, I thought it was great for football generally. Group G will be full of tension and Germany, Ghana, Portugal and the U.S. gives it a broad global appeal...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 7 months ago 5,029 reads 63 comments

  22. New Deal an Opportunity for Wayne Rooney to Cement Manchester United Legacy

    A lot of people, many of them Manchester United fans, are questioning whether Wayne Rooney is worth the reported £300,000 per week deal, as per The Independent , he has ...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 7 months ago 4,670 reads 20 comments

  23. Imagining If Arsenal Had Made Liverpool the Right Offer for Luis Suarez

    Last summer, Arsenal famously made a bid of £1 over Luis Suarez 's £40 million release clause at Liverpool , reportedly acting on the bad information that might be enough to sign him, as per Sam Wallace of the Independent ...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 7 months ago 10,692 reads 59 comments

  24. Liverpool Created Perfect Storm to Drown Arsenal's Defence

    When Liverpool appointed Brendan Rodgers in the summer of 2012, there were an awful lot of soundbites coming out of the club about how it was a move toward the club's strengths ...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 7 months ago 2,291 reads 93 comments

  25. Man City's Yaya Toure Found Wanting, as Willian and Eto'o Inspired Chelsea

    The narrative was perfect fuel for Jose Mourinho as he took his Chelsea team to Fortress Etihad. Everybody expected him to park the bus; everybody expected Mourinho to revert to type...

    Janusz Michallik Written by Janusz Michallik about 8 months ago 10,336 reads 76 comments