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Is Man City That Much Better Than Chelsea?

cwick (Chadwick Matlin, deputy editor): Tony, Ryan, Grace — We’ve reassembled the day after two somewhat lopsided Champions League semifinal matches, and the finals are now set: It’ll be Chelsea vs. Manchester City in Istanbul on May 29. Two English clubs, two glitzy managers, only one match to prove they’re the best. There’s a lot […]
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Can Manchester City Finally Get Over Its Champions League Hump?

With its 2-1 win away against Paris Saint-Germain last Wednesday, Manchester City took another step toward lifting its first ever Champions League trophy. Two crucial away goals at the Parc des Princes mean that City has a near vice-like grip on at least a finals berth, while the FiveThirtyEight club soccer predictions model gives it […]
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The Super League Was The Wrong Solution To A Real Problem

cwick (Chadwick Matlin, deputy editor): Well, a few days and several tons of schadenfreude later, the European Super League is officially dead. If it ever really lived. I’ve asked three of our finest soccer thinkers to join me to discuss what went wrong, and what it tells us about the state of global soccer. Ryan, […]
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Can Leicester City Hold On To A Top-Four Spot?

After Matchweek 24 of the 2019-20 Premier League season, it appeared as though Leicester City was a lock to finish in the top four and qualify for the 2020-21 Champions League. The Foxes were in third place, too far behind eventual champions Liverpool to mount a legitimate title challenge — wasn’t everyone? — but just […]
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Did PSG Really Just Beat Bayern Munich?

cwick (Chadwick Matlin, deputy editor): Soccer wunderkinds, we’re back with a whole lot to discuss. Let’s focus on the Champions League today and discuss the scramble for fourth place in the English Premier League another day. This week the eight remaining Champions League teams faced each other in the first leg of their quarterfinal ties, […]
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Is Soccer Wrong About Long Shots?

Manchester City was in trouble. The team had dominated the Premier League by passing its way into perfect shooting positions, but if it couldn’t find a way to score against Leicester City in the penultimate game of the 2018-19 season, Liverpool could snatch the title away. In the 70th minute, center back Vincent Kompany trundled […]
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Coaching Turnover Is Constant In Major League Soccer

Montreal soccer fans had a living legend on their sidelines for just a handful of matches.  Sure, Thierry Henry managed an entire season with CF Montréal, then known as the Montreal Impact. But Henry’s actual time in Montreal as a manager was limited by the COVID-19 pandemic when it tore through the entire sporting landscape. […]
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Soccer Is Learning To See The Whole Game

Imagine you’re at a soccer game, and just as the opening whistle blows, the power cuts out. The stadium goes black. Eventually someone rigs up a single spotlight and the game goes on, but the light can only follow the ball. You can see who’s making a pass or a tackle, but as for what […]
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How Bad Is Liverpool?

cwick (Chadwick Matlin, deputy editor): Tony, Ryan and Grace, we’re reuniting to discuss Liverpool, a team that three of us are fans of — and I am sure none of us are particularly pleased with at the moment. The reigning champions of England are mired in eighth place, with six straight losses at home, and […]
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