A.C. Milan Analysis

The Meaning Of Zlatan Ibrahimovic In 2020

by Yu Miyagawa

Nov 6, 2020 3:01 PM

Even during a pandemic, even on his last legs, Zlatan Ibrahimovic is playing how he's always played, embodying the character he's always been, making us feel close but keeping a distance, as he's always done. Read more »

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How Kobe Bryant Also Belonged To Soccer

by Yu Miyagawa

Jan 30, 2020 4:26 PM

Kobe Bryant never forgot his soccer roots even as he became a generation-defining athlete in his new sport. And as evidenced by the tributes following his passing, the soccer world also never forgot about Bryant. Read more »

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Stefano Pioli Brings The Age Of Realism To AC Milan

by Yu Miyagawa

Nov 1, 2019 9:57 PM

AC Milan's struggles aren't necessarily from a lack of talent, but something lacking in the underlying emotion and personality. What's needed from a manager is more chemist than tactician. Read more »

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Serie A Match Abstract: Juventus 2, Inter 1

by Yu Miyagawa

One could boil this match down to Sarri being able to bring in a Higuain-type of striker late into the match and Conte lacking that option. The more things change with a new style of Serie A, the more they stay the same. Read more »
Marco Giampaolo's Playful Journey May Lead To A Masterpiece

by Yu Miyagawa

Marco Giampaolo's attacking instinct should only be augmented by Milan's budget as compared to Sampdoria. Read more »
Serie A Match Abstract: Inter 3, AC Milan 2

by Yu Miyagawa

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 »
2017 Year-End Soccer Club Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina & Yu Miyagawa

Manchester City, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Manchester United enter 2018 in our top-5. Read more »
End-To-End Stuff: AC Milan

by Colin McGowan

There was a time where if AC Milan was not the best club in the Europe, they were the most stylish princelings. After several down years, their primed for a reboot under new ownership. Read more »
Lucas Biglia, Vincenzo Montella Piece Together Milan's Summer Signings

by Yu Miyagawa

The pressure of this season isn't just about winning for Milan, or justifying the high transfer fees paid to young players. It's about a club regaining their place in European consciousness. Read more »
What Does Carlo Ancelotti Have Left To Prove?

by Yu Miyagawa

Carlo Ancelotti's present day role is turning big clubs with big ambitions into European champions, which makes judging his year to year success relatively straightforward. Yet there is more under the surface. Read more »
Max Allegri And Juventus Build A Midfield For Europe

by Yu Miyagawa

Max Allegri begins with an appreciation for the defensive structure of a 4-4-2 before defining the qualities he envisions in specific midfield roles with the #4 (deep lying playmaker), #8 (box to box midfielder), and #10 (attacking midfielder). Read more »
2016 Year-End Soccer Club Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina & Yu Miyagawa

Real Madrid has jumped ahead of Barcelona and Bayern Munich to be our top-ranked team to finish 2016, while Borussia Dortmund and Atletico Madrid have moved into the top-5. Read more »
AC Milan And Vincenzo Montella Rebuild Through Youth

by Yu Miyagawa

Milan's rebuild follows an ideal theoretical blueprint: a foundation built from the youth academy (Abate, De Sciglio, Donnarumma, Locatelli), finding value in transfer windows (Suso, Bonaventura, Lapadula), sprinkled with the occasional high priced signing (Carlos Bacca). Read more »
Marcello Lippi Laying The Groundwork For The Super League

by Yu Miyagawa

Marcello Lippi caught the tail end of tiki taka and missed gegenpressing altogether. Yet as Lippi heads home to Italy, he may find that the future of soccer is heading to the country he just left. Read more »

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