Anyone who saw Bellerin sitting on that pitch knew he was in another world and needed to come off. However, what if his case was less clear? What if he had taken a blow to the head but looked and acted somewhat normal? What would have happened? Read more here.
Bob Bradley's firing/sacking by Swansea City yesterday set off the predictable firestorm in the U.S. soccer media. Old battle lines were drawn and both sides took to the modern version of Agincourt: Twitter. The pro-USA crowd immediately accused Swansea, the Premier League, and fans of not giving the former USMNT coach a chance because he… Continue reading Swansea Fires Bob Bradley: The End of American Managers in the Premier League
A League One side knocking off a Premier League side in the FA Cup is almost always fun to witness. And in tournaments, where there is one or two chances to do it instead of an entire season, the payoff is much better for the fans. This is why the recent rumors about a European… Continue reading March Madness Shows Soccer Super Clubs the Importance of Underdogs – WST
The soccer world chatted about some salacious gossip this week when executives from five of the top English soccer clubs were allegedly spotted discussing the creation of a pan-European soccer league with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. The idea of a "super league" has been around a while, as big-money clubs reap more money from… Continue reading Deny v. Embrace: How Should Sports Executives Handle Crisis?
Want to make the world's best soccer league better? Shrink it.
After a great weekend in the World Cup, I thought I would share a few articles that have caught my eye: Two takes on the weakness of the Premier League in this World Cup, from two of the smartest writers out there: Kartik Krishnaiyer and Barney Ronay. Fact file on the “most complete player ever”:… Continue reading What I Am Reading Today (July 7, 2014)