Is this the start of a new era for England?

Today, England will take on Spain in World Cup Qualifying. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson is expected to take the armband off of Wayne Rooney, who will be out due to injury. This move was anticipated, however, England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed that Rooney would have started from the bench even if he was fit. With […]

Where does Marcus Rashford belong with England

Since making his first team debut in February, no English player not named Wayne Rooney has been talked about more than Marcus Rashford. Ever since the teenager broke into Manchester United’s first team, all he’s done is score goals. It doesn’t matter what the competition is, Rashford is unfazed by it. Rashford came up a […]

Should Gareth Southgate get the England job?

Gareth Southgate has now equaled Sam Allardyce’s incredible record as England manager with a convincing win over Malta. With two solid goals, which could have been even more if not for Malta’s goalkeeper, and the lion’s share of the control of the game, the questions are starting early. Should Gareth Southgate take charge of England full-time? […]

Sam Allardyce’s big mouth does him in as secret meeting costs him England job

After just 67 days, the Sam Allardyce era of the England National Team is no more. Allardyce and the FA mutually agreed to separate nearly 24 hours after The Telegraph revealed an undercover investigation showing Allardyce on video negotiating a £400,000 deal to help “businessmen” entering the soccer industry to circumvent FA rules like third party […]

After four PL matches, would you change your preseason predictions?

Making preseason predictions in the Premier League is admittedly a bit absurd. Not only are you most likely to be wrong anyway, but you have to make these predictions knowing that every team was still going to buy and sell players before the end of the transfer window. But despite all that, everyone makes predictions […]

Looking into Sam Allardyce’s first England squad

“Big Sam” Allardyce has named his first squad as England manager for the upcoming World Cup Qualifier against Slovakia. While there hasn’t been wholesale changes, there are some notable inclusions, as well as stylistic hints. First, there is a new addition to the midfield in 26-year-old Michail Antonio, the West Ham winger. Not only does […]

‘Big’ Sam Allardyce takes over England: What now?

Sam Allardyce has now officially taken over the England National job. In one of the more unnecessarily protracted sagas of this summer, the former Sunderland manager will lead the ‘Three Lions’ as they pick up the pieces from their failed Euro 2016 campaign. In truth, it has been the former West Ham manager’s dream job since he […]

England need to eliminate their “English Centric” attitude

It’s no secret that English football is trapped in a vicious cycle that isn’t doing the country any good right now. They dominate qualification to major tournaments, get over-hyped by the media, then crash out of the tournament in embarrassing fashion and leave the manager with all the blame. This cycle isn’t helping everyone, especially […]

Who has a brighter future: the USMNT or England?

Following the 2014 World Cup, I was speaking with a bunch of my friends from London about our respective teams performances at the tournament. As we discussed how impressive the Americans were, and how predictably poor England were, it became clear. For the first time ever it looked as if the USMNT was in a […]

Hodgeball: England’s lack of courage and identity and the Euros

When England crashed out of the Euros to Iceland, it was a disaster for one of the more storied soccer playing countries in the world. Gary Lineker summed it up best: What summed up everything, the style of play, the attitude and lack of heart, was the manner in which Roy Hodgson announced that he […]

Iceland defeats dreadful England side in biggest upset of EURO 2016

Who could have predicted that? In the biggest upset of the tournament, Iceland knocked England out of EURO 2016 with a sensational defensive performance and two timely first half goals. It was a result that few could have envisioned, but with a population of only 330,000, which is roughly the size of Leicester, maybe the […]

Watch: England and Iceland trade goals in first five minutes at EURO 2016

It didn’t take long for fireworks in England’s EURO 2016 round of 16 meeting with underdog Iceland. Just four minutes in Raheem Sterling won England a penalty and Captain Wayne Rooney just snuck it past the Iceland keeper. It looked like perhaps Iceland’s fairytale tournament was about to crumble but almost right away Iceland responded […]

Day 11 at the Euro 2016 sees Wales top Group B as England and Slovakia draw

Heading into the tournament England were the heavy favorites to win Group B, with their tiny neighbor Wales being seen as a dark horse. There were some who doubted Wales though, with many thinking they were just Gareth Bale and 10 other players. After England’s last minute win over Wales last week, England were in […]