1. Arsenal 3 AC Milan 0: And the Winner Is...

    Labeled by many as a “glorious failure”, the inability of the Gunners to notch a second half goal and send the Champion’s League tie with AC Milan into extra time was just failure...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 2 years ago 742 reads 8 comments

  2. Fernando Torres: Is He the New Andriy Shevchenko?

    The parallels are conspicuous, Chelsea breaks the EPL transfer fee record for a world class striker, yet he is a flop...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 3 years ago 2,282 reads 25 comments

  3. Major League Soccer and United States International Soccer: Culturally Inept

    Self-inflicted is a term that usually indicates something gone wrong. That is certainly the case for Major League Soccer this weekend...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 3 years ago 451 reads 3 comments

  4. Marcelo Bielsa to U.S. Soccer: Loco Por Seguro

    Crazy for sure, but definitely fun to contemplate; not crazy in that it is unbelievable, but crazy more in the sense of how it could work. Without going into all the reasons why this would be a great move for U...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 3 years ago 1,202 reads 9 comments

  5. Chelsea Lately: Unhappy Days Indeed

    The current form of the double winners of the last English campaign is close to hitting a free fall. Some would prefer the spiral motion, but however you see it, it does not bode well...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 3 years ago 352 reads 11 comments

  6. Instant Replay Will One Day Be The Way

    It never fails. It seems that every match of importance has a defining moment or “talking point” in regards to a controversial decision made by the referee...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 4 years ago 82 reads 3 comments

  7. Landon Donovan—Now More Than Ever

    Venturing into uncharted territory in the Confederations Cup, the US bowed out of the Final with a second half collapse...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about 5 years ago 287 reads 10 comments

  8. Football Fanaticism: Insanity or Madness?

    While the title shares synonymous terms, the distinction to consider is that one may be considered permanent (insanity) and the other temporary...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about 5 years ago 348 reads 1 comments

  9. United's Tactics Were Wrong—And So Are the B/R Writers

    Too many articles about United sitting in. Those who saw this watched a different game than me. United did NOT sit in and that is why they lost! They tried to beat Barca at Barca's game and paid the price...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about 5 years ago 333 reads 17 comments

  10. The Day the Football Died: Newcastle's Toon Sings Good Bye

    Sung to the "Toon" of American Pie: A long, long time ago...I can still rememberHow that football used to make me smile.And I knew if King Kev had the chanceThat he could make us people danceAnd, maybe, we’d be happy for a while...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about 5 years ago 480 reads 2 comments

  11. The Aftermath: Gus Hiddink Calls for Video Replay

    We all know the match. Chelsea abdicates the way to Rome and the Champions League Final to Barcelona on an injury time strike by Andres Iniesta that will live forever in the legends of Catalonian folklore...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about 5 years ago 234 reads 10 comments

  12. Sir Alex's Manchester United Glory: His Most Important Players

    This could be the end of my fledgling b/r career. Never one to go looking for trouble, I am about to do so now. Sometimes such a gross injustice is done that it must be addressed and corrected...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about 5 years ago 670 reads 6 comments

  13. EPL Match Day 32: It Was a Goalfest!

    Match Day 32 saw more goals than any since May, 1998. While a 4-3 (Chelsea vs. Bolton) score line is not an uncommon occurrence, it is very unusual to see only two clean sheets out of a possible 20...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about 5 years ago 161 reads 0 comments

  14. Against The Odds at The Sony Ericsson In Key Biscayne

    This year’s Sony Ericsson in Key Biscayne did not go as scripted. Sure the winds came to the island, the heat caused some to wilt and water was in high demand. And the usual male suspects made it to the quarters...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about 5 years ago 71 reads 1 comments

  15. Some Advice for Sir Alex Ferguson

    Anyone claiming to know more about the game than Man United’s iconic Sir Alex will be on the losing side of most, if not all, arguments...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 120 reads 6 comments

  16. Roger Milla: the Indomitable Lion Who Roared

    Italy 1990 marked the coming out of Africa’s greatest player. A previous selection as African Footballer of the Year, Roger Milla was to lead his nation of Cameroon to heights never before achieved by a side from his continent in the World Cup...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 234 reads 1 comments

  17. Blessed (Blasted) Is the EPL Genie

    “The prediction business is always risky, while the assessment occupation has less peril.” -Pat Johnston With the arrival of the international break, the premiership has an off week...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 27 reads 1 comments

  18. MLS Expansion Is Improvement?

    The recent announcement that Vancouver, BC will be the home of an MLS franchise beginning in 2011 was a step forward for North American soccer...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 201 reads 2 comments

  19. Manchester City Ambitions: Not for the Faint of Heart

    Manchester City has the necessary ingredient to make all other needs achievable—money. Especially in the face of the global economic culture, there is much to be said about the Sky Blues' current situation...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 429 reads 2 comments

  20. EPL Managers: What's In a Name?

    The mid-week premiership matches were a welcome distraction from the work routine. Getting comfortable on the couch, I tuned into Portsmouth and Chelsea at Fratton Park just as the lineups were being presented...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 116 reads 2 comments

  21. Newcastle United's Darkest Days

    Dark Days on Tyneside I am just going to come out and say it: I support Newcastle. I am not a Geordie and do not like Newcastle Brown Ale, but I am an exiled wannabe member of the Toon Army and have been for a very long time...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 327 reads 15 comments

  22. Stoke's Late Drama Deflates Villains

    Stoke Drama Deflates Villains A Glen Whelan equalizer in injury time denied Aston Villa an eight point cushion over fifth place Arsenal in the race for the final Champions League qualifying spot...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 45 reads 0 comments

  23. The Best Goalkeepers: Whose Hands Are Safest?

    There is one topic that has always been, and always will be debated with no factual empirical answer: “Who is the best keeper in the world?” Opinion will always be the final source of any individual involved in the debate...

    Patrick Johnston Written by Patrick Johnston about over 5 years ago 765 reads 19 comments