As Serie A gets back underway this weekend, Massimiliano Allegri's men are once again the team to beat – but their rivals have strengthened significantly during the summer break.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
As we hit the final stretch of the MLS regular season, all 20 coaches in the league have kept their jobs. It's a level of job security that raises serious questions.
Having the Tigres boss as an interim manager doesn't set up the Mexican national team for future success, writes Jon Arnold.
After a summer shake-up of Massimiliano Allegri's squad, can the Bianconeri maintain their domestic dominance while at the same time pushing on in Europe?
The German produced a superb display in the Gunners' win against Crystal Palace and now needs to deliver consistently to match the club's expectations for him.
Luis Enrique's side won the treble last term and has already added the UEFA Super Cup this month. So what else can Barca achieve in the Asturian's second season in charge?
The Spanish and Italian seasons get underway, while Manchester City hopes to match a 103-year-old record and Paris Saint-Germain looks to extend its own winning streak.
Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley need to start carrying their weight and help lead the team to the postseason, writes Rudi Schuller.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
The 28-year-old has opted to move to Stamford Bridge, where his keen eye for goal and versatility should make him a key figure, writes Liam Twomey.
The Gunners look likely to miss out on their top summer target, but they were right to focus on the Real Madrid man and ignore many of other strikers who were on the market.
Manuel Pellegrini's side edged out rival Manchester United to recruit the Argentina international, whose stats as a defender in La Liga last season were impressive.
U.S. coach Jill Ellis will have tough choices to make next summer as she selects 18 players for the Summer Olympics in Rio.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Dutchman terrorized Club Brugge as his captain served up a reminder that he is no longer the player who tortured Fenerbahce in 2004.
Once he was admired by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, but the career of the playmaker has stalled and Marseille was eager to offload to the Magpies for an overinflated price
The 63-year-old might not be the best manager for the job, but El Tri need direction now, writes Jon Arnold.
The Confederations Cup playoff looms in October, but U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann must focus on answering questions in the September friendlies, writes Ives Galarcep.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
There were jeers at the Santiago Bernabeu as Los Blancos' blunt performance in front of goal meant they needed inspiration from an unlikely source to break down Galatasaray.
The Dutchman evoked memories of Wayne Rooney's Champions League debut with a stunning double against Club Brugge on a night when the hosts were forced to come from behind.
Goal takes a look at the performances from the top international stars in Major League Soccer, including Frank Lampard's injury and Sebastian Giovinco's rough night.
The Croatia midfielder ranks among the most highly rated 21-year-olds in European football but could find first-team opportunities hard to come by to begin with in Spain.