• AFCON 2017: Deja vu for reigning champion Ivory Coast?
    CNN

    AFCON 2017: Deja vu for reigning champion Ivory Coast?

    "We did not mix all the ingredients to claim more than a draw," Elephants coach Michel Dussuyer said after his side's stalemate against Togo. But if Dussuyer had hoped his players would rise to the occasion against The Democratic Republic of the Congo, he will have been left somewhat disappointed. It took a fortuitous deflected shot from captain Serey Die to salvage a point in an otherwise disappointing performance. The Ivory Coast will have known this fixture carried an extra level of importance for DR Congo. Two years ago, on its way to lifting the title, Yaya Toure and Co. knocked out the Leopards of DR Congo in the semifinals. Though in the jungle city of Oyem Friday, it was an uphill battle

  • FC Yahoo Podcast: Why does USMNT dual-national patriotism continue to be questioned?
    FC Yahoo

    FC Yahoo Podcast: Why does USMNT dual-national patriotism continue to be questioned?

    The passion and patriotism of dual-nationals were placed under the microscope again after United States men’s national team goalkeeper Tim Howard became the latest American soccer icon to doubt the desire of foreign-born players. A firestorm of criticism

  • Is the Chinese Super League really a threat to the Premier League?
    Newsweek

    Is the Chinese Super League really a threat to the Premier League?

    It’s becoming something of a January tradition. A few rumors, a big money signing, a Premiership manager bemoans China’s ability to outspend on players. In 2016, it was Ramires and Wayne Rooney. This year, Oscar (for £51 million) and Carlos Tevez (possibly £70 million) have gone; Diego Costa is the subject of rumors, and Yaya Touré reportedly turned down a huge offer to play in China. Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Tottenham Hotspur, said this week that China is paying “crazy money” and it “looks like they broke the market.” Tevez will earn a reported £615,000 per week. That does seem crazy. Sign up to our daily newsletter for your chance to win. But should the football leagues and major clubs