Chelsea’s Missing Link: A Striker

By Michael Beiermeister Ah remember the good old days when the Blue’s could always count on Didier Drogba for a goal or two a game? Times have changed for Chelsea in the striker department. Currently, Stamford is home to three quality strikers but they all have one common problem: they are all inconsistent in scoring.  Chelsea’s midfield has carried the

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Best of Week 22: Starting XI English Premier League

By Michael Beiermeister After each weekend of EPL matches, I will be selecting the players who deserve to stand in an ultimate squad depending on their play. I will also be selecting a player who played beyond their potential, and will hand them the “Unreal Award” (reason for the name is because their play was “unreal,” showing amazing skill). Keeper:

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Key Games to Watch this Weekend: English Premier League

By Michael Beiermeister Tottenham Hotspur at Swansea City- The Spurs have the ability to break the top five with a Liverpool draw against Aston Villa today. In addition, Swansea can move further away from relegation with a win or tie. Emmanuel Adebayor will need to put away his opportunities quickly or be substituted. For the Spurs, Christian Erikson’s quick play

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What’s Wrong With Manchester United?

by Grant Becker I see two fundamental issues with the Manchester United side this season. Manchester United lack significant quality throughout the side, and the talent that the squad does have, doesn’t actually fit together as a team. So let’s dive in. First off, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are obviously world class, as is Shinji Kagawa. Danny Welbeck

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A Note to Women’s Soccer Players: Why You Should Take Your Talents Overseas

by Jordan Scott Ladies, if you want to play professional soccer, go to Europe. Every female soccer player dreams of playing professionally, and when the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) was established in 2013 dreams were starting to come true. However, only 36 dreams became a reality. Now, when you think about it, 36 players to be spread among nine

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Breaking Down the Hottest Transfer Rumors

By Grant Becker Juan Mata: Let’s start with the big one. Juan Mata’s reaction to being subbed out on Sunday sparked all kinds of gossip. It’s reasonable to guess that after seeing the impact Schurrle and Oscar had on the game, Mata calmed down. After being questioned repeatedly about Mata, Jose Mourinho stated that the “door is open”, per ESPN.

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2013 World Soccer Awards

By Grant Becker Player of the Year This award goes to Cristiano Ronaldo, hands down. Ronaldo is the driving force of both Real Madrid and Portugal. Franck Ribery has been mentioned as a candidate for this award, but his contribution to his team is far less significant than Ronaldo’s. Messi has struggled with injury in the 2013-2014 season, but Ronaldo

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The Year of Firsts

By Jordan Scott This year’s Division 1 Championships for both men and women were nothing short of amazing. Some great soccer was played on both sides, and both programs earned their first National Championship titles. For the men’s side, Notre Dame made history this year on December 15th in Philadelphia, PA. After a decisive win over the New Mexico Lobos in the semifinals,

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The Third Time is the Charm

By Grant Becker Fans of the U.S. Men’s national team still cringe when they hear the name Ghana – and rightfully so. At the 2006 World Cup the U.S. faced an uphill battle with eventual champions Italy and the highly regarded Czech Republic in their group. When all was said and done, Ghana was the team that truly terrorized the

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