For two decades, Arsenal fans have not known what it feels like to finish outside of the top four. No other Premier League fans can boast this kind of claim. This season, the Gunners’ place in the all-important Champions League qualification spots has been in jeopardy.
With the home straight of the European domestic season in sight, it’s time for FC Yahoo to look at some of the players, and clubs, who have surprised us – for better or worse. There have been plenty of overachievers in 2016-17, such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who has surpassed expectation and shown absolutely
Whether you like it or not, Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology is coming. In a bid to improve standards by giving the referee on the field the benefit of instant video replay, the Bundesliga will be formally adopting the technology next season. It will also be present at the 2018 World Cup, and
Not so long ago, Chelsea winning the Premier League title seemed like a forgone conclusion. The Blues were 13 points clear at one point and seemingly unstoppable. The Stamford Bridge staff were probably preparing a space for their fifth Premier League trophy in the silverware cabinet as they took down
It has been argued that the days of megastar players coming to Major League Soccer from Europe to eke out the autumn years of their careers are slowly petering out.
Dybala celebrates his opening goal against Barca. Neymar might be the subject of multiple transfer bids this summer, but the general consensus around the Camp Nou is that the inappropriately sarcastic Brazilian superstar will be staying in Catalunya. The reason is simple: He is in line to succeed Lionel
As memories of Arsenal’s last Premier League title grow foggier, anger among a growing contingent of the club’s fans is getting much clearer. With no serious title challenge to speak of in the last decade, a Groundhog Day-style pattern of events in each Champions League season and an incredibly cautious
Just 32 of FIFA’s 211 member associations will be represented at the 2018 World Cup in Russia – a process of elimination that can sometimes leave a major soccer nation without a spot at the biggest single sporting event in the world. The Dutch already missed out on Euro 2016, and consecutive absences
The world’s major domestic leagues are on a two-week hiatus to make way for the latest rounds of World Cup qualification. With zero points to their name in the CONCACAF Hex stage, the United States men’s national team is in desperate need of results against Honduras and Panama. Colombia are in genuine
After inheriting a world-beating Barcelona team and the treble-winning Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola is entrenched in the most difficult managerial task of his career. Despite Manchester City’s bottomless resources and enviable talent, the Catalan coach has failed to qualify for the final four of the
Since arriving at Manchester United in August 2016 – some four years after Sir Alex Ferguson let him leave the club for free – Paul Pogba has shown some touches of brilliance. If Chelsea’s FA Cup quarterfinal victory over United at Stamford Bridge proved anything, it’s that the world’s most expensive
When considering the great attacking players in the game right now, names like Messi, Ronaldo, Aguero, Lewandowski and Aubameyang are frequently bandied around. Now, however, a new name must be formally added to the list: Harry Kane. The Tottenham striker scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season
It is possible to watch all 125 games of the Champions League season on television in the United States, but there is always one problem: far too many of the games take place simultaneously. Usually, Fox Sports will pick two of these games to show on FS1 and FS2—making it statistically likely that you
On more than one occasion this season, Alexis Sanchez’s body language has suggested frustration at his Arsenal teammates. The Chilean forward was clearly unhappy after the disappointing 3-3 draw with Bournemouth in January and seemed especially disheartened during the Gunners’ recent Champions League
The 2017 MLS season starts up this weekend—and the league is in great shape. Average attendances are up, TV viewing figures are on the rise and the level of talent and technical skill on the field has vastly improved in recent seasons. However, a significant portion of American soccer fans show ambivalence—or
It looks like Wayne Rooney won’t be needing his Chinese phrasebook just yet. In the latest FC Yahoo video, it is argued that the Chinese Super League is actually his best choice right now—and he shouldn’t have spurned their riches.
Soccer and protest often go hand-in-hand: just look at the “Wenger Out” banner that made an appearance at a recent anti-Trump march in central London. Ho Chi Minh City were hosting V. League 1 rivals Long An on Sunday evening and the score was tied at 2-2 as the final 10 minutes approached approached
Barcelona are in the last 16 of the Champions League, the final of the Copa Del Rey and they are just one point behind Real Madrid in the title race. On the surface, there does not seem to be a crisis. These facts, however, disguise the struggle that the Bluagrana have been facing in this campaign.