For Paul Pogba, Paris Saint-Germain might be the best career move – ESPN FC

For Paul Pogba, Paris Saint-Germain might be the best career move – ESPN FC.

That move does make sense for all parties but I’m not sure if it’s necessarily Paul Pogba’s best career move.

I think he should stay at Juventus, and beome their talisman. Hopefully he stays for at least one more season. The Serie A is in the process of regaining its former glory and Juventus, though not this year, will have challengers like Napoli and Roma, as well as the two Milan’s if they ever get their act together. It’s a bit of a surprise that Paris Saint-Germain has the competition it does for the title this season so you would think he’d like to go somewhere he’d be challenged regularly. Guess we’ll see.

Americans in the Premier League — why have numbers dropped recently? – ESPN FC

Americans in the Premier League — why have numbers dropped recently? – ESPN FC.

Great article.

It’s certainly interesting that the number of American players in the Premier League has dropped in recent seasons. I’d agree with pretty much all the points made. It’s not necessarily a lack of talent or disdain for American players. It’s mostly personal choice. It makes that he players like Michael Bradley or Clint Dempsey, looking at their job, want to go where they’ll get paid more. There’s also the increased competition in the Premier League, the most likely destination for an American player.

The big factor in terms of development though, is definitely the lack of youth development. It’s not cohesive. High schools, youth clubs, colleges and, increasingly, MLS academies are the ways for younger players to get a football education but it’s nothing compared to many of their counterparts in South America or Europe. That will likely change.

Very good read though.

Newcastle Sunderland West Ham QPR all tough jobs for any future manager writes Iain Macintosh – ESPN FC

Newcastle Sunderland West Ham QPR all tough jobs for any future manager writes Iain Macintosh – ESPN FC.

Interesting read. I think I’d take Newcastle or West Ham before the others but both those teams have better players so I guess that’s too easy.

Argentina Brazil Uruguay Colombia Ecuador have work to do ahead of Copa America writes Tim Vickery – ESPN FC

Argentina Brazil Uruguay Colombia Ecuador have work to do ahead of Copa America writes Tim Vickery – ESPN FC.

Hopefully this Copa America isn’t like the last one, where the big teams were afraid to lose. There’s plenty of talent to be had. The author made some pretty good points about what each team faces heading into the tournament and their friendlies will be interesting to watch.

Historical Brazil state championships a drag on rest of league season – ESPN FC

Historical Brazil state championships a drag on rest of league season – ESPN FC.

Nice article to read.

The organization of Brazilian football is interesting and the author makes a good point about what the big clubs should do with the state championships. Play the talented youngsters. Some senior players can play as well to improve the sides chances but they shouldn’t have to risk their stars in those games.

20 Players Who Could Win Big Moves with Huge End to the Season | Bleacher Report

20 Players Who Could Win Big Moves with Huge End to the Season | Bleacher Report.

I guess we should keep a look out when the summer comes.

I could see all these players moving but, for me, only a few would be making big moves. When I think of big moves I think of big clubs, Champions League or domestic title hopefuls etc. I don’t see half of these players making such moves.

The few  players who would be likely to make such a move are Alexandre Lacazette, Paulo Dybala, Memphis Depay, Roberto Firmino and of course, the two Englishmen, Saido Berahino and Danny Ings, will be sought after for whatever reason. Those players are the most likely to move a Manchester City, Roma, Borussia Dortmund etc. It wouldn’t be surprising if most of them ended up in England either.

Kaka Opens Up on Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea, Arsenal and More | Bleacher Report

Kaka Opens Up on Jose Mourinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Chelsea, Arsenal and More | Bleacher Report.

I’ve always liked Kaka. Still do. It’s unfortunate that injuries derailed his career. Still a class player when he’s on form so I expect him to do well in the MLS.

How Man United and Liverpool fixed a match, helping Arsenal and Chelsea – but not Spurs | FourFourTwo

How Man United and Liverpool fixed a match, helping Arsenal and Chelsea – but not Spurs | FourFourTwo.

Well. Cue the continued hatred for those four teams . I think most, if not all, Arsenal and Spurs fans know this is one of the big reasons for the rivalry between these sides. Interesting to note the part Manchester United and Liverpool played in it though.