On the Spot: Where is the real Paul Pogba?

The real question Manchester United fans want answered is who the No. 6 on the field really is. Because he doesn’t seem to be the same confident young man who decided that he had had enough of waiting and walked out on Sir Alex Ferguson. Pogba’s performance on Sunday at St. James’ Park summed up […]

The Equalizer: Is MLS anticompetitive?

Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber in 2014 announced that he wanted the league “to become one of the top leagues in the world by 2022.” It was an ambitious goal in 2014, and in 2017, the MLS still appears far off the mark. Ironically, the very structure of the MLS conflicts with this short term goal. […]

Outside of the Boot: The Kings of Italy — Juve win again

In October, Juventus was in unfamiliar territory. Through the first ten games of the season, the reigning champions of Serie A had accumulated just twelve points. After losing their opening match, manager Massimiliano Allegri emphasized that “Serie A is a marathon, not a 100 meter final.” But following their 1-0 defeat to Sassuolo in late October which saw […]