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The Rebound at Loftus Road, Manchester United Week 22 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 01.23.2015 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

After a home defeat against Southampton, Manchester United were eager to return to the field in search of three points against relegation-fearing Queen Parks Rangers.

Bitter Defeat at Old Trafford, Manchester United Week 21 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 01.13.2015 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Van Gaal will be asked many questions about his decisions and selections this past Sunday. For instance, why was Radamel Falcao not used if he was available? Why did Wayne Rooney not play above Di María for parts of the match, if not all of it?

First Action of the New Year, Manchester United Week 20 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 01.12.2015 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Manchester United began 2015 with a misfire on New Year's Day, only managing one point from a 1-1 draw against Stoke.

Boxing Day Triumph and the Draw at Spurs, Manchester United Week 18 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 12.29.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

United earned four points in two matches, maintaining their 3rd place position in the league table. Louis Van Gaal will be anxious about yet another misfire in an away match, United have only won two matches on the road so far this campaign.

The Winning Streak Ends, Manchester United Week 17 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 12.22.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Manchester dominated possession in the first half of the match, but were not clinical in the attacking third to take advantage of their advantage in possession.

Six in a Row, Week 16 Manchester United Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 12.18.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Spirits were high this weekend in Old Trafford ahead of the rivalry clash between Manchester United and Liverpool. Last week, United continued their unlikely, almost undeserved winning streak with a tense 2-1 victory over Southampton.

Five Wins in a Row, Manchester United Week 15 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 12.12.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Southampton was one point ahead of the Red Devils, but currently in a big slide from their early season form, with two losses and a draw in their last three matches.

Style and Substance: Amy Lawrence Takes on Arsenal's Invincible Season

Alex Stewart | Posted 12.11.2014 | Sports
Alex Stewart

How does one do justice to a feat that still seems unimaginable, despite the cold fact of it staring us in the face? That is exactly what Amy Lawrence attempts in her book, Invincible: Inside Arsenal's Unbeaten 2003-2004 Season.

State of the United, Manchester United Week 14 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 12.09.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

United's road on this streak has been marked by their in-game success and return to form, but dotted with injuries to key players.

The Manchester Derby, Manchester United Week 10 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 01.07.2015 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

The air was thick, the mood tense, as the Manchester derby between United and City was set to begin. United again was hampered by injuries throughout the lineup, particularly on defense.

A Vivid Picture of Liverpool's 1983-84 Season of Success

Alex Stewart | Posted 01.05.2015 | Sports
Alex Stewart

Tony Evans, respected football editor at The Times and boyhood Liverpool fan, has produced a labor of love with his new book on the Reds' extraordinary 1983-84 season.

State of the United, Manchester United Week 9 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 12.31.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Tensions were high ahead of the clash of Manchester United and Chelsea. United manager Louis Van Gaal's hand was forced by injury and suspension to again adopt the 4-1-4-1 used against West Bromwich Albion.

State of the United, Manchester United Week 8 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 12.24.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Monday, October 20, Manchester United played away against West Bromwich Albion. United were eager to guarantee the three points in this week's fixture.

State of the United, Manchester United Week 7 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 12.06.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

Manchester United played Everton this past Sunday in an important match. With a win, United could finally breach the top 4. Wayne Rooney, serving the first game of his suspension, was unable to play.

State of the United: Manchester United Week 6 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 11.30.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

This past Saturday, Manchester United played West Ham United and it was everything but the smooth-sailing, easy victory that the Red Devils' fans would expect.

State of the United, Manchester United Week 3 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 11.19.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

The 4-0 victory this past weekend highlights United's attacking possibilities, and provides a great deal of optimism for the team with its new signings and formation, invigorating United supporters after a slow start to Van Gaal's reign as manager.

State of the United, Manchester United Week 2 Recap

Marvin Blugh | Posted 10.29.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

The prospects for a reversal of fate and a return to glory are conflicted in light of recent transfer news as Van Gaal continues to add attacking players to the side, despite the evident lack of quantity of quality defenders to fill the backline.

Manchester United FC vs Liverpool FC, A Tale of Two Halves

Marvin Blugh | Posted 10.07.2014 | Sports
Marvin Blugh

At the half-hour mark, Manchester United's attack looked tense and toothless, their passing remaining bogged down in the midfield and even their set pieces not producing shots, let alone shots on target.

The Emotional Power of Sport to Connect

Alex Stewart | Posted 08.16.2014 | Books
Alex Stewart

Sport provides a syntax of connection between people who can otherwise find such connection hard. Michael Tierney has written a beautiful and lyrical memoir, The First Game With My Father, about this transformative power of sport.

Is There More to Life Than Soccer? "Transformar o Jogo Bonito em Vida Bonita"

OECD | Posted 08.08.2014 | Sports
OECD

By Anthony Gooch In a phrase that has become immortal in soccer mythology, one of the greatest managers in the history of "O Jogo Bonito" (the beau...

Lloris Heads to World Cup After Standout Season With Europa-bound Spurs

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 07.19.2014 | Sports
Rob Kirkpatrick

No club wants to have a goalkeeper stand out as its best player. Tottenham's Hugo Lloris said as much late in the season. "If the goalkeeper is man of the match, then it means the team didn't do the job properly."

Real 'Football' Scores With NBC and Barclay's Premier League U.S. Attack

Brian Ross | Posted 10.19.2013 | Sports
Brian Ross

You will laugh at this prognostication now, but pull this article up in ten years, and I will be the Amazing Creskin and Nostradamus, on his better days: The NFL will be the No. 2 league in American sports. World football will rule.

Adios, Tiki-Taka: How Spain's Philosophy of Playing Soccer Is On the Way Out

Shaj Mathew | Posted 09.14.2013 | Sports
Shaj Mathew

In a match cast as a preview of next year's World Cup final, la roja had failed to keep up their end of the bargain. So is it time to say adios to soccer's most famous onomatopoeia?

How Has Mr. Excitable Gus Johnson Done With Soccer?

Rodrigo Salazar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports
Rodrigo Salazar

Gus Johnson has called a couple of big time soccer games. He has a few Champion's League matches and some Premier League games under his belt. And guess what? The soccer world has not imploded, yet.

WATCH: Soccer Player Gets Revenge By Kicking Opponent In Crotch

Posted 05.07.2012 | Sports

Trabzonspor midfielder Didier Zokora seemed to take matters into his own hands -- or feet -- during a match against Fenerbahce on Sunday. The Ivorian ...