Tottenham doesn’t lack “good character” so much as it lacks “a character” altogether—the club is not defined in any particular direction; it could be anyone or anything.
The off-season criticism of Darren Mattocks was that he had some growing up to do. The Vancouver Whitecaps forward appears to have taken that to heart and is showing signs of maturing.
The pendulum of France’s World Cup displays has swung back and forth for more than 30 years. But with a dynamic midfield, Les Bleus look set to challenge in Brazil this summer.
Newcastle United’s Alan Pardew shouldn’t manage another game this season. It’s that simple. His actions were despicable, dangerous and beyond inappropriate.
With Toronto FC on the cusp of the most hyped season in their history, now comes the hard part for the Reds: making all this promise work on the field in 2014.
Major League Soccer used to battle for respect when it launched in 1996. Now set to embark on its 19th season, MLS still fights for respect, but the battle is being won.