It’s easy to blame David Moyes for Manchester United’s troubles, but the guilt goes farther up the chain than the man on Old Trafford’s touchline.
Real Madrid wasn’t its usual free-scoring, swashbuckling self in dispatching Bayern Munich. This was something different: A methodical and measured Real.
Cheslea manager Jose Mourinho was harangued on Twitter by fans for his ultra-defensive tactics vs. Atletico Madrid. But it was the right way to play at the hostile Estadio Vicente Calderon.
David Moyes was hand picked by Alex Ferguson as his successor at Manchester United. But the toughest follow-up act in sports was doomed to fail from the get-go.
Liverpool went from loser to winner very quickly and in doing so showed that even in a game where economic realities rule, you’re actually never too far away from turning it around.
Big changes could well be in store for coach Frank Klopas and the winless Montreal Impact if the season doesn’t quickly take a turn for the better.