Over-the-Top Football: The effects of financial takeovers in Premier League soccer

On Oct. 7, 2021, multiple newspapers and sports channels confirmed that the Public Investment Fund, a Saudi Arabian wealth fund, had bought the English football team Newcastle United. The $400 million deal makes Newcastle United, nicknamed the “Magpies” by local fans, the richest football club in the world.  Although the confirmation seems to have surprised […]

Over-the-Top Football: The new reality on transfers

There’s something I need to get off my chest. Players’ transfer fees should not be used to assess the quality of a soccer player in modern soccer. Here’s why. As a Manchester United fan, I am happy to say that we are always rumored to sign big players like Lionel Messi, Neymar, Sergio Ramos, etc. […]

Major League Soccer approaches conference finals

The Major League Soccer playoffs began on Nov. 21, 2020. The first game of the playoff featured Orlando City SC and New York City FC.

A surprising view: Teams performing in the Premier League

One of the most exhilarating leagues in the world has returned and has already produced potential goals of the season and video assistant referee drama within a month and a half. Sitting atop the league so far is Everton and although it is early to give a verdict on the end of the season standings, the dazzling performances of Everton, Aston Villa, and Leeds makes them the teams to keep an eye on.