Posted on: August 23, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Best U23 Free Agents Remaining

The transfer window is coming to a close, with many teams struggling to get business done in time. Many teams are dealing with financial difficulties, whether due to the pandemic or other reasons. Because of this, many teams can’t afford to buy players from other teams, who also might be unwilling to sell for similar reasons. Many teams have been focusing on free agents instead. Barcelona, for instance, have acquired…

Posted on: August 19, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Leg One Complete: Who Looks Set To Qualify For The Champions League?

The final round of Champions League qualifiers has begun. The two-legged affair sees 12 teams from some of Europe’s top leagues (and Moldova) battle it out for the final spots in Europe’s biggest tournament. With the first legs having taken place so far, several teams are already looking likely to qualify. But who are these teams? Shakhtar Donetsk 1-0 Monaco Leg one saw Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk defeat the home…

Posted on: August 16, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

What We Learned From Matchday One of The Premier League

The Premier League has returned and, unlike last year, it actually feels real. Brentford opened the season with a remarkable 2-0 win over Arsenal, but that wasn’t what made the game special: it was the first Premier League game in almost two years held at full capacity. With fans backing the newly-promoted Bees at home, some of the best of the Premier League was on display. But what are some…

Posted on: August 10, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

Inter Milan, Barcelona, and More: Six Clubs Struggling With Debt

Recently, many top teams have been hit by financial difficulties. The likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Inter Milan have struggled with spending far more than they earn for a while, but the lack of stadium revenue during pandemic furthered this problem. With growing debt, many clubs are looking to sell more players to get rid of wages and earn a transfer fee. The owners of the clubs also may…

Posted on: August 7, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Brazil To Play Spain With Men’s Olympic Gold On The Line

The Olympic men’s final has been decided and it will see the two most valuable teams at the tournament face off. Spain hold a market value of $619.3 million per Transfermarkt, whereas Brazil’s value of the combined squad is over $400 million. No other team has a market value of over $150 million, so it’s fair to say that Brazil and Spain brought their (almost) A-teams. Spain showed how strong…

Posted on: August 2, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Sweden Will Challenge Canada For Soccer Olympic Gold

The Gold and Bronze medal matches have been confirmed, and there are some surprising results–the United States failure to reach the final among them. Ranked first in the world according to FIFA, the United States struggled early in the tournament but thought their troubles were behind them after beating the Netherlands in the quarterfinals. Up against Canada in the semifinals, the US expected victory, but an injury to goalkeeper Alyssa…

Posted on: July 30, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

Going For Gold: The Women’s Olympic Group Stages Are Complete

If you missed my article yesterday, I reviewed the men’s Olympic Group Stages. Here is my analysis of the women’s Olympic Group Stage: Group A Technically the Olympics list this as Group E (a continuation of the men’s, I guess?) but that makes no sense. Great Britain topped the group with seven points, finishing as one of five undefeated teams. Britain allowed just one goal and scored four, but they…

Posted on: July 29, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

Going For Gold: The Men’s Olympic Group Stages Are Complete

The Olympics have started, and to be honest, this isn’t a tournament that most soccer fans favor. For a starter, the men’s eligibility rules prevent some of the best players from playing. Only four players above the age of 24 can be selected for the national teams. They don’t even have to be the best four players: because the tournament isn’t an official FIFA tournament, clubs aren’t required to give…

Posted on: July 22, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

Europe’s Top Leagues: Who Has The Best Transfers So Far?

Because of the European Championships, Olympics, Gold Cup, and Copa America, most European teams have yet to do much business in the transfer window. Traditional powerhouses like Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, and Juventus have made relatively few moves, whilst some smaller teams have been making smart, under-the-radar moves. In this article we’ll look at who has made the best moves in each of Europe’s top five leagues according to UEFA.…

Posted on: July 20, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

Six Young Talents Who Shine In Africa

Recently, Africa has become a hotbed for young talent. Future stars are making names for themselves. Take Egyptian (and African) champions Al Ahly: Ahmed Hegazy, Trezeguet, and Ramadan Sobhi who have all recently transferred to successful European teams. And Morocco’s Wydad Casablanca have sold Yassine Bounou, who has since become one of La Liga’s best goalkeepers. South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns have moved Percy Tau and Keagan Dolly to first tier…