Yu Miyagawa - Soccer Analysis

Serie A Match Abstract: Inter 3, AC Milan 2

by Yu Miyagawa

Mar 19, 2019 11:07 AM

That was not only one of the best Milan derbies in recent memory, that will surely be one of the matches of the season. Read more »

Tags: Internazionale, A.C. Milan, Game Recap

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MLS Adopts The Language And Story Of A Selling League

by Yu Miyagawa

Mar 16, 2019 6:11 PM

If last season was about clubs signing young South American talent, then this season presents the other side of that equation. Yet there is a tension between player development and building a cohesive, competitive side. Read more »
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Puma Jerseys And Scale: City Extends Their 24/7 Global Brand

by Yu Miyagawa

Mar 8, 2019 7:18 PM

Ambitious jersey deals are just one example of how the internet is reshaping the footballing world. Likewise, the deal also gives Puma the opportunity to tap into the CFG network as a player would. Read more »

Tags: Manchester City

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Transfer Bans & Rows: Sarri Navigates Another Chelsea Week At Chelsea

by Yu Miyagawa

The mentality and pestilence brought on by instability looks to set Chelsea into a culture of short booms like Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte initially experienced, followed by an inevitable decline regardless of the manager. Read more »
Valverde, Simeone And The Search For Continuity In La Liga

by Yu Miyagawa

How can two teams searching for continuity feel so different? Even with Ernesto Valverde more successful from a trophy standpoint last season, his signing feels like an existential acceptance that Messi must carry the team. Read more »
Gasperini's Atalanta Project: Fitness, Failure & Regional Inspiration

by Yu Miyagawa

That Gasperini is finding success at this relatively late age shows there are foundational truths of the game, about pressure and fitness, regardless of the current tactical moment. Read more »
Premier League Match Report: City 6, Chelsea 0

by Yu Miyagawa

How does Maurizio Sarri recover from this? It was the heaviest defeat for Chelsea in 28 years and they looked lost as a team. Read more »
Tactics, Mentality, Cooperative Football: Maurizio Sarri Hits A Wall

by Yu Miyagawa

Maurizio Sarri, perhaps too successful too early in the season, is a victim of his own success and expectations. Read more »
Spygate and PowerPoint: Marcelo Bielsa Impacts The Championship

by Yu Miyagawa

Marcelo Bielsa's press conference quickly gained momentum online, turning into a uniquely 2019 moment. Read more »
Bournemouth Build Creativity And Expression On A Budget

by Yu Miyagawa

It was this emphasis on developing British talent that lead to Eddie Howe once getting described as "England's Special One." After earning promotion, he said Bournemouth would "stay British" as compared to other managers looking for undervalued talent in foreign leagues. Read more »
Premier League Match Abstract: United 1, Spurs 0

by Yu Miyagawa

As we continue to dive deeper into the discussion of whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be named the permanent manager of United, we are running out of "what-ifs" after six straight wins. Read more »
How Cesc Fabregas Revolutionized The Premier League Midfielder

by Yu Miyagawa

The beginning of Cesc Fabregas' career coincided with an era where the footballing world was obsessed with replicating Spain's passing model. Read more »
Premier League Match Report: Manchester City 2, Liverpool 1

by Yu Miyagawa

City’s pressure wasn’t necessarily a thunderstorm, but a looming danger. In fact, that looming feeling described both sides with and without the ball. Read more »
The Expanding Goalkeeper Position Into 2019

by Yu Miyagawa

With keepers increasingly called upon to play through the first line of defensive pressure, 2018 was defined by ball-playing goalies. Read more »
10 Clubs Who Defined The Digital Era In 2018

by Yu Miyagawa

There is a new, modern approach to redefining the relationship between team and supporter, created out of technology and social media. Read more »
Club World Cup Match Abstract: Real Madrid 4, Al Ain 1

by Yu Miyagawa

The 4-1 result was deserved, and Real Madrid were dominant, but there was a sense of something being unresolved in how they never fully took over the match. Read more »
Dribbling Intuition, Youthful Instincts & The Return Of Ajax In Europe

by Yu Miyagawa

The movement, quick passing, and possession is Ajax's signature influence on the European game, yet Frenkie De Jong elevates that foundational philosophy with his x-factor unpredictability. Read more »
Atlanta United Cap Off The 'Tipping Point' Of MLS

by Yu Miyagawa

This season shows that the combination of Bundesliga-style pressing with a South-and-Latin American influence, and a backbone of American development, is more than enough for MLS to draw attraction. Read more »
2018 Copa Libertadores Final, Leg 2 Abstract: River Plate 3, Boca 1

by Yu Miyagawa

Whereas the first leg of the match ago drew the world's attention to Argentina, in this context, Argentina brought their game to the world. Read more »
Thierry Henry Learns How To Struggle As A Manager With Monaco

by Yu Miyagawa

The success of Thierry Henry's time at Monaco may come down to how much he's willing to bend his Pep Guardiola influenced philosophy to the reality of his roster. Read more »

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