• The timing's perfect for Gordon Jago's autobiography
    A crowd of 19,417 showed up to the Cotton Bowl on Sunday to watch youth soccer. As part of the triple-header on the opening day of Dallas Cup U-19 Gordon Jago Super Group play, FC Dallas beat Everton, 5-0, and Chivas Guadalajara downed Manchester United, 4-1. Among those in the stands, Gordon Jago himself.
  • The EPL agent life is a good life
    Inflation is everywhere. High-spending Premier League clubs paid out more than $200 million in agents' fees alone during the 12-month period from February 2016 to January 2017.
  • MLS and the global practices
    Before you can compare MLS to other pro soccer leagues, you have to comprehend the local dynamics and the history of MLS. MLS was born in December 1993 as a result of one of prerequisites by FIFA for awarding the 1994 World Cup to the USA. In a country without a proper amateur/semipro/pro league structure and with memories of the financial disaster of the NASL still intact, U.S. Soccer had no option but to choose the top-down approach -- let us create the tier 1 league and then worry about the rest -- and a very sound financial model.
  • Swansea City falls back on hard times, into relegation zone
    Swansea City appeared to have gotten it right with the second managerial change of the season when Paul Clement replaced Bob Bradley at the end of 2016 and the Swans later won four of six games to climb into 14th place, five points out of the EPL relegation zone.
  • Now Jose Mourinho cares about the Europa League
    Before we get to the heart of the matter, a reminder that when Jose Mourinho took Manchester United's helm, he got to spend about $180 million on new players, which didn't include free-transfer Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And Man United has the English Premier League's highest payroll -- its players earning an average of $7.6 million annually.
  • German star Lahm enters political debate
    Retiring German star Philipp Lahm has always been interested in politics and world affairs. It should come as no surprise, then, that Lahm, who recently announced his decision to retire after the end of the current season with Bayern Munich, has waded into the debate about the upcoming German elections -- and elections across Europe.
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