The Hope Solo Case

Hope Solo is currently serving a 6-month suspension from the US women’s national team after her contentious behaviour at the Rio Olympic games. Calling the Swedes “cowards” in a post-match interview following a shootout loss was deemed unacceptable by the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). However, they’ve also terminated her contract and new footage (below) has been released of a…

A Test of Patience: The Week of International Break

Every year, during the first week of September, comes an international ‘break’: World Cup qualifiers, Euro qualifiers, or international friendlies take centre stage. While getting an international call-up means a great deal for participating players, it can cause for a bit of annoyance for the fans. I write this article not to moan and complain about an…

Jose Mourinho’s Way: Why Juan Mata Will Not be Sold

As reports suggests, Juan Mata is said to have reached an agreement with new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho with regards to his playing time. This is welcome news to the Man United dressing room as well as to their supporters. Regardless of his level of talent or consistency, keeping Mata in the team is Mourinho’s…