Posted on: June 29, 2020 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 2

The Five Best Players Available For Free Transfer This Summer

The soccer season is finally starting to wrap up, with the French, German and English leagues all having already crowned champions. Normally by now the transfer window would be in full swing, but since the season was delayed due to coronavirus it has been pushed back. It appears that this will cause many changes, such as lower player prices and more player-for-player swap deals, as shown by Juventus and Barcelona…

Posted on: June 28, 2020 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

What The Bundesliga Will Look Like Next Season

After a long season, the top two tiers of German football have wrapped up. I reviewed the Bundesliga season in an earlier post, which can be found here, and now all that remains is a two legged playoff tie on July 2 and July 6. There was some final day drama, which includes former Bundesliga giants SV Hamburg getting blown out by SV Sandhausen, 5-1, meaning that Hamburg will be…

Posted on: June 27, 2020 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 2

Bundesliga: Season Review

The Bundesliga is officially over. In 2019, the title race came down to the final matchday, with Bayern clinching the title in a dominating 5-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. This season was far different, with Bayern clinching the title with three games remaining for closest competitors Borussia Dortmund. It might look on paper like a run-away win for Bayern, who won by a convincing thirteen points, but in reality it…

Posted on: June 26, 2020 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 4

The Signing That Could Make Every Top Six Premier League Club Competitive (Except Liverpool)

For the first time in the history of the Premier League, Liverpool won the Premier League. It seems absurd that it took Liverpool 27 years to win the league, with the likes of Leicester City and Blackburn beating them to it, but Liverpool did it in style. The title was clinched after Manchester City lost to Chelsea 2-1, securing the league title with seven match weeks remaining. Liverpool won it…

Posted on: June 25, 2020 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

The Best Former Premier League Players In Each Of Europe’s Top Leagues

In my last article, I discussed the top relegation candidates in the Premier League. That got a lot of interest, but since some people are more interested at races for first place, they might be looking at other leagues to watch. If that’s you or if you simply want to branch out, here are the best former Premier League players in each of Europe’s top leagues. (This list is based…

Posted on: June 24, 2020 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 13

Assessing Premier League Relegation Candidates

After a crazy three months, the Premier League has finally returned. The season returned on June 17th, and it took no time at all for controversy to strike. The ball appeared the cross the goal line in Villa goalkeeper Ørjan Nyland’s hands, but the goal line technology failed to detect a goal,  and the game finished in a 0-0 draw. This not only cost Sheffield United a huge win in…

Posted on: July 9, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

AFCON Quarter-Final Predictions

Now that the Copa America, Women’s World Cup, and CONCACAF Gold Cup all have concluded, the African Cup of Nations is the only major soccer competition remaining. With the round of 16 wrapped up, here are the teams remaining and who they play. Senegal vs. Benin On paper, this is a mismatch. You have a World Cup team, who have star Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly as well as Liverpool’s very…

Posted on: July 6, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Three Football Terms You Need To Know Before The Women’s World Cup Final

When the USA women’s national team beat England, 2-1, on Alex Morgan’s goal, it secured USA’s third straight World Cup Final appearance. Before you watch USA play Netherlands, these are some things you ought to understand. 1. Video Assistant Referee (VAR) Arguably the most controversial thing this World Cup, VAR has been used many times, including twice during England-USA. VAR is supposed to be used when a referee doesn’t know…

Posted on: July 1, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 1

The CONCACAF Quarter-Finals

It was an exciting week of action for CONCACAF, so when the Quarter-finals rolled around we knew we were in for a treat. Here were my predictions, and here’s what happened: Haiti 3-2 Canada When Lucas Cavallini put in a goal in just the 28th minute, it seemed Canada had won. Canada now had a two-goal lead, Haiti hadn’t scored, and Canada’s star offense still had 62 minutes to score…

Posted on: June 30, 2019 Posted by: Charles Erb Comments: 0

Weekly Wrap-Up

A lot of things happened this week in soccer, so this should give you a pretty good idea of what has been going on in the soccer world… Women’s World Cup Quarter-finals After Lucy Bronze’s England team beat Norway 3-0 and Megan Rapinoe scored another brace that gave USA a 2-1 win over France, the first Semi-final was determined. England will play USA for a chance to go to the…