We at Corner Kick have made a lot out of the concept of tactical unity – that is, the idea that a team with a defined tactical identity will, over time, outperform its counterparts. I would stipulate that one of the reasons teams like Manchester City are able to be so successful is that their … Continue reading Unai Emery’s Arsenal Are For Real
The recent performances of the Oranje have evoked some real nostalgia amongst Dutch supporters, with many claiming the Dutch victories over Germany and defending World Cup champions France to be the best performances from their side in years. While their final game in the group stage of the Nations League started off poorly, with the … Continue reading Apples and Oranjes: Time for a New Dutch Renaissance
Having the opportunity to play football at the senior level is critical for development, and finding minutes on the pitch domestically or, as more players are doing, abroad should become the next step for those who find their initial path to Premier League stardom blocked.
This year is the year that Italian soccer gets re-legitimized, mark my words. Here's why.
A year ago today, tragedy was averted at a small field in Austria. Dutch giants Ajax were playing a warm-up match against Werder Bremen and trailing 2-1 after 70 minutes. All of the sudden, Abdelhak Nouri, the gem of the famed Ajax Toekomst (their youth academy), fell to the pitch. At first it looked like … Continue reading Abdelhak Nouri: A Tribute and a Warning
Even though the United States and Mexico are two of the three co-hosts for the 2026 World Cup – Canada being the third – USMNT and LA Galaxy legend Landon Donovan’s calls in a recent Wells Fargo ad for American fans to support Mexico in the World Cup proved deeply polarizing. NBC Sports pundit and … Continue reading Landon Donovan’s Wells Fargo Advertisement Damages the Past, Present, and Future of US Soccer
While each nation will go in with dreams of advancing past the group stage and eventually making it to the final, how many teams can be considered true contenders for this tournament? Below, we analyze each teams’ credibility as championship contenders, and we say what the best case scenario would be for each team.