The Double Pivot

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November 17, 2016

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The axes have been sharpening to oust Jurgen Klinnsman, and a 4–0 result against Costa Rica didn’t help. The two Mikes examine whether it’s time for the U.S. to make a change at the helm, and what factors are most important when making that decision. Then, they try to figure out which La Liga team is the best. Is Barça actually in crisis? How is Real Madrid doing something so crazy? And is Atletico Madrid the best team in the world?

November 9, 2016

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The two Mikes are joined by one of the world’s most preeminent soccer journalists to discuss how the rise of analytics has changed how the sport is covered, how far the relationship between the two still has to go, and what hurdles stand between those covering the game and today’s ultra-informed fan.


November 2, 2016

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What’s wrong with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and is this a slump to ride out or do something about? Jamie Vardy’s shots are way down, and there are a few reasons why. Romelu Lukaku isn’t struggling at all, and yet doesn’t seem to get the credit he deserves. And Spurs aren’t the same without Harry Kane.

October 26, 2016

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A close examination of the six clubs in the hunt for the Premier League title