If anyone doubted that Zlatan Ibrahimović would make his mark in Major League Soccer, it took him just 19 minutes to prove them wrong. Having come off the bench in the 71st minute with his new side LA Galaxy 3-1 down against Los Angeles FC, his mere presence opened up space for his new team mate Chris Pontius to pull one back. Then the Swede … Continue reading LOS ANGELES FC X LOS ANGELES GALAXY: MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER’S FRESHEST LOCAL DERBY
The Red Bulls were founded in 1994 as one of Major League Soccer’s original 10 teams. They were called the New York/New Jersey MetroStars up until 2006, before the team was rebranded after Austrian energy drink company Red Bull GmbH bought the club. During the inaugural 1996 MLS season, the MetroStars featured two US National team legends in Tony Meola and Tab Ramos, Venezuelan striker … Continue reading NEW YORK CITY FC X NEW YORK RED BULLS: THE HUDSON RIVER DERBY
In the southern reaches of Brazil lays Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande De Sol, the derby match of two of Brazil’s biggest teams has captured everything that is special about football in Brazil. Football derbies around the world are games that all fans look out for when the early season fixtures are released (especially for the locals). Every league around the world … Continue reading GREMIO X INTERNACIONAL: THE DIVIDING OF PORTO ALEGRE
A club’s place throughout the various levels of English football can easily change, and nothing is guaranteed in terms of status. Giants have fallen, while smaller sides have reached new and spectacular heights. However, few can match the impressive rise through the Football League quite like Bournemouth and manager Eddie Howe. Beginning life in 1899 as Boscombe FC, the Cherries have enjoyed a rich history … Continue reading AFC BOURNEMOUTH: AGAINST ALL ODDS
Is football becoming what it was never supposed to be? Is the sport turning into one for the elite? Are fans losing their voice to the commercial supers? This piece asks the difficult questions about the modern game. Continue reading IS THIS FOOTBALL THE FOOTBALL WE FELL IN LOVE WITH?
Going through the glorious 1960s of Santos as they rose to become Brazil and South America’s most prominent football team. Continue reading THE GLORY YEARS OF THE EXCELLENT SANTOS TEAM OF THE 1960S
Dissecting Jürgen Klopp’s time at Liverpool so far and proving how, despite a lack of silverware, he has been a success on Merseyside.
Continue reading THE LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN JURGEN KLOPP AND LIVERPOOL: CONSTRUCTING A LEGACY, LEARNING FROM DORTMUND AND MEASURING SUCCESS