If English managers are suffering from a problem of fashion, then Chris Wilder could actually benefit from today's age. Like Guardiola's "tiki-taka" and Klopp's "gegenpressing", Wilder does have a brand with his "overlapping centerbacks."
The spectacle, the documentary and purpose as Jose Mourinho returns to the Premier League, this time as manager of Tottenham.
Whether this feeling lines up with reality or not, Jose Mourinho's hiring is the opposite of capitulation, a bet that the past year under Mauricio Pochettino has represented a step backward rather than the beginning of a protracted decline.
Going hand in hand with a lack of high-end superstar power, an equally symbolic number as Real Madrid's attendance is 73: the projected point total of this year's La Liga champion.
The Sounders displayed an effective MLS formula of not making mistakes in possession, a bend but don't break defense, and quick switches of play in transition to isolate speedy attackers 1 v 1 against defenders.