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Ryan O'Hanlon


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Past articles by Ryan:

The Premier League Is Going To Have An Exciting Finish To A So-So Season

Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester are fighting for the Champions League in their final matches. → Read More

Why Has Premier League Scoring Skyrocketed?

Other than the empty stadiums and a 21-year-old American suddenly looking like one of the best players in England, the Premier League’s “Project Restart” last s… → Read More

Bundesliga Teams Could Be Using More Substitutions. But They Aren’t.

Compared to football, baseball and basketball, the “big three” American sports, soccer is a uniquely fluid game: no set possession length, a continuously runnin… → Read More

Meet The JR Smith Of European Soccer

Ajax's hopes in the Champions League rest on midfielder Hakim Ziyech. → Read More

Christian Pulisic Is Headed to Chelsea. Is American Soccer Ready?

It’s a landmark day on the fledgling timeline of American soccer, but what will it mean for Pulisic? → Read More

The Proposed Super League That Could Upend European Soccer

One league to rule them all. → Read More

Liverpool–Manchester City Is the Premier League’s Game of the Year

Liverpool came into the season with title-winning aspirations, and they’ve been even better than anyone expected. Unfortunately, they’re in the same league as Manchester City. → Read More

Will the Old Harry Kane Ever Come Back?

A year ago, the Tottenham striker was blossoming into a goal-scoring superstar. Today, forget about scoring. He’s struggling just to shoot. → Read More

Frenkie de Jong, Franz Beckenbauer, and the Future of Soccer

Ajax’s 21-year-old center back is the talk of the soccer world. Why? He plays defense like an attacker. → Read More

The Nations League Could Be a Permanent Cure for Your World Cup Withdrawal

Sure, no one actually understands what UEFA’s newest competition is or how it works, but it just might be the future of international soccer → Read More

Could Real Madrid Be Even Better Without Ronaldo?

It’s hard to do better than back-to-back-to-back Champions League trophies, until you look deeper. Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus means less starpower in the Spanish capital, but in his absence, Real Madrid could develop a more balanced and multi-faceted attack. → Read More

The Unnecessary Misery of José Mourinho’s Manchester United

Will United’s über-talented squad win out? Or will Mourinho have his patented third-season meltdown? → Read More

Should Christian Pulisic Leave Borussia Dortmund?

With Liverpool and Chelsea sniffing around the still-teenage American prodigy, it’s time to consider what he might look like in something other than yellow and black → Read More

This Was the Best World Cup in Decades

France’s win capped a thrilling and unpredictable month in Russia → Read More

2018 World Cup Final Preview: Who’s the Tournament’s Defining Player?

It’s not Kylian Mbappé, and it’s not Luka Modric. In fact, it’s not anyone. → Read More

What the Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Means for Juventus, Real Madrid, and the Rest of European Soccer

How does the former Real Madrid attacker’s move impact European soccer? → Read More

Neymar Can’t Quite Copy Cruyff, Football Might Really Be Coming Home, and More Takeaways From the World Cup Quarterfinals

Another big favorite gets sent packing, while Europe’s dominance stretches into its 12th year → Read More

The Anatomy of Germany’s World Cup Disaster

They’ve been to the quarterfinals of every tournament since 1954, so why are the defending champs going home after the group stage? → Read More

Germany Lives, Colombia Rules, and More Takeaways From the World Cup Weekend

As the group stage passes the midway point, some teams look electric, some teams are just hanging on, and some look like the Celtics (in a good way) → Read More

Germany’s Problems, Messi’s Solo Act, and the Brilliance of El Tri: Takeaways From a Wild World Cup Weekend

The favorites got knocked back, the holders got embarrassed, and the best player in the world is going to need a lot more help, plus everything else from the first weekend of the tournament → Read More