Paolo Bandini at The Guardian has up the kind of piece I have always wanted to write, an excellent breakdown of the new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. I have long been a Conte fan for a number of reasons: he managed by beloved Bari to their most recent promotion, he's a smart tactical manager, and he's not… Continue reading Why My Man-Crush Antonio Conte Will Thrive at Chelsea
Four Unintended Consequences of US Loss to Guatemala – WST
But with every rain cloud, there is a rainbow even though it may be hard to see there were some positives from the match for the US. With a line-up of veterans and younger players, the US had the opportunity to see the consequences of its youth development program and how some of its veterans… Continue reading Four Unintended Consequences of US Loss to Guatemala – WST
Hear me tonight on Feuerstein’s Fire
I will be doing a late (or early morning) hit on Dan Feuerstein's soccer show for the U.S. v. Guatemala World Cup qualifier. Check me out at 12 AM EDT or catch the podcast at a more reasonable hour for my thoughts on the result and the state of the USMNT. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/feuersteinsfire/2016/03/26/world-cup-qualifying-usa-at-guatemala-post-game-show
Updates from the Author’s Desk
It had been a few days since my last post and, while I have a few half-finished posts that may be of interest, I thought now would be a good time for a quick update from yours truly. As you may have noticed blog posts have not been as frequent from other sources, primarily because… Continue reading Updates from the Author’s Desk
Quick Thoughts on the North London Derby between Arsenal and Spurs
With the NBC (in the States) hype leading up to the match, I think a casual or first-time soccer fans would have expected a different match than the one we got on Saturday. Instead, we saw a traditional Spurs/Arsenal match, where no lead is safe, the passions are high, and the performances overall are a… Continue reading Quick Thoughts on the North London Derby between Arsenal and Spurs
Deny v. Embrace: How Should Sports Executives Handle Crisis?
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?