They’re not be as sexy as Bayern Munich, Real Madrid or PSG, but Atletico Madrid is one of the most balanced teams remaining in the Champions League, and look poised to make a run to the final.
Sparks always fly whenever America faces cross-town rivals Pumas in the clasico capitalino, Mexico City’s fiercest clash. Like most great world soccer derbies, it’s a rivalry based on identity.
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 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.
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.
Newcastle United’s Alan Pardew shouldn’t manage another game this season. It’s that simple. His actions were despicable, dangerous and beyond inappropriate.