Chelsea is following the Manchester City model of developing a squad at an accelerated rate, and City risks being outmoded as league champion because of business standards it helped inflate.
The only problem the Montreal Impact have with newly acquired DP playmaker Ignacio Piatti? They didn’t bring him in earlier.
Continued progress was expected of Liverpool in 2014-15 after challenging for the title last season. So why is the team struggling so badly a month into the new campaign?
An individual or two will need to step up over the Vancouver Whitecaps’ final five matches to drag this team into the playoffs. But a look into the dressing room reveals no obvious candidates for that task.
With Frank Klopas confirmed as coach for the 2015 Major League Soccer season, the Montreal Impact have an opportunity now to use the next six weeks to plan ahead.
Athletic Bilbao take a uniquely local approach to running a football club, and one unparalleled at the upper echelons of the European game—which is where they happen to find themselves.
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