Tottenham Hotspur Pre-Summer Assessment: Part 1

The Premier League season is over and Tottenham Hotspur finished just outside the top four, again. They still slipped past Liverpool to claim fifth place on the last matchday. Fortunately or unfortunately, Spurs will be playing in the Europa League once again. This summer the transfer reigns have been handed over to Mauricio Pochettino and he will attempt to build the club his

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UCL Semi-Final Preview

Following a very thrilling quarterfinal round filled with comebacks, blowouts, and rivalries, we’ve finally reached the semi-finals of this season’s UEFA Champions League. Four teams remain, and I have to say it should be a very round to watch. Let’s take a look in depth at the four teams that are left standing who are fighting for the European Cup.

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Champions League Quarterfinal Predictions

The Champions League Quarterfinals are here and The College Tailgate’s soccer guru’s Grant Becker, Joe Mondello and Connor Basch are here to tell you exactly what is about to go down. Take a peak at their analysis and predictions. Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid Becker: This rematch of last year’s final feels less exciting than it should be due to

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When Will the United States Produce a World Class Soccer Player?

About once a year, I read an article that laments the fact that the United States Men’s National Team would be the best in the world if our top athletes played soccer. The authors simultaneously criticize the lack of player development while rattling off names of nations with smaller populations that possess better players. While all of this is true,

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FIFA – The Kid That Steals Your Lunch Money

Why, FIFA, why? Why must you do this to us soccer fans? A winter World Cup in Qatar? I mean come on, we all think you’re corrupt, but do you have to make it so blatant? This is an atrocious idea, FIFA. There are literally too many reasons to count as to why this should never happen. But alas, the

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Life, Liberty, and the Great American Keeper

There are few certainties when it comes to international soccer. Teams may perform above or below their capabilities in a World Cup (ex: Costa Rica and Spain respectively). Individual players may carry their teams on their backs, or drag them down into the depths of obscurity. Despite all of these continually changing variables, one constant remains: the United States Men’s

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Champions League Picks: Becker vs Mondello

The Champions League knockout stage begins Tuesday with several intriguing matchups. College Tailgate soccer experts Joe Mondelllo and Grant Becker face off in a battle royale to bring you the *best* analysis and predictions on the world wide web. Paris Saint-Germain vs Chelsea Becker: PSG have revenge on the mind after Chelsea ended their Champions League run on away goals. Chelsea

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USMNT Earns Timely Win Against Panama

The USMNT found a much-needed win against CONCACAF rival, Panama on Sunday, defeating them 2-0 in front of 20,271 fans in Carson, California. Even with the match labeled as a friendly, the U.S. desperately needed a win to help finish out their long and grueling training stint for the past three weeks. Now that camp and the two international friendlies

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Premier League “Best Hair” Starting Eleven

There are only two things that can really make me respect a man: his skill on the soccer field and a great head of hair. So, I’ve decided to compile a starting eleven of Premier League players with the best goddamn flow in England. Keep in mind that talent has absolutely nothing to do with the selections. The only two

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United States U-20 Player Ratings Vs. Panama

The United State’s under 20’s continued their disappointing start to the CONCACAAF U-20 Championships. Only the first place finishers in each of the two groups attain automatic qualification for next year’s U-20 World Cup in New Zealand. After conceding a late goal for the second game running, the US has taken a solitary point from a possible six. Their measly

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