Club Teams

How Pep Guardiola is putting a modern twist on a British classic at Manchester City

Charting the early tactical changes Pep Guardiola has made at Manchester City.

Italy’s last age of superfluous spending

Long gone are the days when Serie A ruled the transfer market.

Ajax’s decline is soccer’s economic imbalance writ large

Ajax’s dismal continental record personifies the financial hegemony of the top three European leagues.

Parma: The football club milked for all their worth

The spectacular financial demise of Parma.

Arsene Wenger still no closer to perfect farewell as Arsenal remain club in waiting

Arsene Wenger’s obstinance is keeping Arsenal from title glory.

What not to do in the Champions League, starring Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers followed its title-winning season with one of the most appalling Champions League campaigns in modern history.

Heroes of Galicia, champions of Spain: Remembering Deportivo’s La Liga triumph

Deportivo La Coruña unsettled the La Liga duopoly for a few years during the 90’s and early 00’s.

How long can a club remain in transition?

“Feeder clubs” like Southampton and Sevilla have mastered the practice of operating amidst constant managerial and player turnover.

The astonishing rise of Dundalk: From worst in Ireland to potential Champions League party crashers

Find out how a team with an average home attendance of 2,500 is fighting for a place in the Champions League proper.

Why MLS is completely justified in charging a $200 million expansion fee

There’s method to the madness of MLS’s nine-figure expansion fee.