Posted on: January 17, 2022 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Four Players Whose Stock Rose After Round Two of AFCON

The action continues to pick up at the African Cup of Nations, with new stars emerging every match. Several of Africa’s top teams were unable to find victories, with Ghana, Algeria, and Senegal among the teams who failed to find wins the second match day. This saw some of the players with the highest rise in stock come from less fashionable nations, with the likes of Malawi having players impress.…

Posted on: January 13, 2022 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

Four Players Whose Stock Rose After Round One of AFCON

The first round of the African Cup of Nations had it all: drama, penalties, referee errors, goals, saves, upsets, and more. However, whilst superstars such as Sadio Mane stole the show, many lesser known players put in performances that could well see them move onto bigger teams. In the AFCON Preview, I mentioned multiple players who performed so well at previous tournaments that they had earned moves. Because of the…

Posted on: January 8, 2022 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Key MLS Players to Watch at the AFCON Tournament

In case you haven’t noticed, Major League Soccer—the MLS—has been making waves recently. Transfers have made headlines of late, with former FC Dallas star Ricardo Pepi and Orlando striker Daryl Dike both heading abroad. However, the league is also now spending the money they earn: Italy and Napoli winger Lorenzo Insigne has agreed to contract terms with Toronto FC in a move that will make him the most valuable player…

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

A Look Ahead at the African Cup of Nations

After two postponements, the not-really-2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) is finally set to take place in early January. Originally postponed due to concerns about the rainy summer season in Cameroon, the tournament was then pushed back for another year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite further worries about the coronavirus pandemic, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has insisted that the tournament will go on as usual, keeping the…

Posted on: November 4, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

The USMNT Squad Is In: Who Should Have Made It?

It’s safe to say that the US Men’s National team isn’t exactly thrilled with its current performance in CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers. Despite sitting second in qualifiers, they lead Canada by just a single point and fourth-placed Panama by only three. Considering only the top three teams are guaranteed to qualify, this is far from stable ground. Manager Gregg Berhalter hasn’t exactly inspired confidence with the team’s performances, notably a…

Posted on: October 13, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Denmark Qualify for World Cup; Senegal and Morocco Advance

Denmark have booked their place at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, becoming just the third team to qualify thus far. Qatar qualified as host nation, whereas Germany became the first team to advance through qualifiers, confirming with a 4-0 victory over North Macedonia. Denmark had a hectic Euro, to say the least. After the tragedy of witnessing star player Christian Eriksen pass out on the pitch, Denmark barely squeaked…

Posted on: October 11, 2021 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

Back for More: Germany First to Qualify for World Cup

Germany have officially become the second team to qualify from the 2022 World Cup, having beat North Macedonia 4-0. Hosts Qatar were the first to qualify, as hosts always qualify. This didn’t look to be the case early on. After beating Iceland, Germany struggled in a narrow victory over Romania before losing to 2-1 to North Macedonia. Shortly after this, Germany’s manager Joachim Low announced his planned departure after the…

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…