Paris Saint-Germain Analysis

Kane, Mbappe And Their Gilded Cages

by Colin McGowan

Aug 26, 2021 3:47 PM

Kylian Mbappe is on the verge of joining Real Madrid, either now or next summer while Harry Kane must wait for Daniel Levy to decide his fate for him. Read more »

Tags: Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur

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Kylian Mbappe Enters His Redemption Arc

by Yu Miyagawa

Jul 3, 2021 12:30 PM

Going through a penalty miss trauma in front of the world is part of a soccer hero's journey. We always knew Kylian Mbappe was world class, but now he has a familiar narrative that invites us along with him. Read more »

Tags: France, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid, IQ

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The Super League Died But They're Not Through Tearing Things Down

by Colin McGowan

Apr 21, 2021 4:01 PM

The richest clubs in Europe were ready to detonate the sport as we know it: bleaching identities, cheapening domestic leagues, starving a great many clubs that are rich in history if not in funds. Read more »

Tags: Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, A.C. Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid

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It's Getting Pretty Late For Sergio Ramos

by Colin McGowan

The relationship, as productive and mutually gratifying as it's been, might be at an end. For now, Sergio Ramos will get himself healthy while not knowing exactly what he's getting healthy for. Read more »
Where Does Thomas Tuchel Go From Here?

by Yu Miyagawa

Thomas Tuchel admittedly knows what he wants now in the future: to go back to just managing on the field, to reconnect with the traits that made him such a compelling managerial figure in the first place. His time at PSG was a blip of fantasy, now it's time to go back to simplicity. Read more »
Neymar, Puma And The Value Of Soccer Influencers In 2020

by Yu Miyagawa

With Ronaldo as Nike's lifetime top earner, and Sancho and Mbappe its future, what was Neymar's role in the hierarchy? You either are the legacy act or the future. Now he gets more money and a bigger role with Puma. Read more »
How Kobe Bryant Also Belonged To Soccer

by Yu Miyagawa

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 »
End-To-End Stuff: The Number 10

by Colin McGowan

James is a number 10 in a sport that hardly uses them anymore. Sometimes uniqueness is not an asset; it only makes you an awkward fit. Read more »
Neymar, PSG & Using The Champions League As The Measure

by Yu Miyagawa

The Champions League switched from being a glamour trophy to the single defining symbol of a side's season. Nowhere is that more true than Paris Saint-Germain. 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 »
End-To-End Stuff: Neymar

by Colin McGowan

What's wrong with Neymar? He dives too much, with too much panache. That and a bunch of other stuff that's harder to explain. Read more »
Where In The World Is Thomas Tuchel?

by Yu Miyagawa

Even beyond another nine-figure winger changing sides, Thomas Tuchel's signing will have the biggest impact for a big club looking to gain an extra edge in passing and attacking adrenaline, however short his reign may be. 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 »
Edinson Cavani Finally Receives His Starring Role

by Yu Miyagawa

Sure, Edinson Cavani miss chances, and those misses will get magnified on social media leading to an even deeper divide on opinions reflecting his quality. He is defined by dichotomy, both of skill and of opinion. Read more »
End-To-End Stuff: Paris Saint-Germain

by Colin McGowan

Neymar's going to cost some $550 million, because one unfathomably wealthy family have decided he's worth that much. Because sports matter to us that much, in more ways than we can know. Read more »
Oscar & Julian Draxler: Two Prodigies Go On Different Paths

by Yu Miyagawa

If Oscar moved to Shanghai to find himself, Julian Draxler needs to do more of what he has been doing, but on a bigger stage with a stable club like Paris Saint-Germain. 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 »
The Unceremonious Final Days Of Cristiano Ronaldo At Real Madrid

by Colin McGowan

Cristiano Ronaldo joined a lineage of beautiful mercenaries at Real Madrid and the utility of their extraordinarily fruitful business relationship appears to be waning. Read more »
Angel Di Maria, The Modern Argentine Midfielder

by Yu Miyagawa

The ability to find space, especially in counter attacks, highlights the distinctness of Angel Di Maria's game. He ranks highly on tangible stats like chances created, but even those numbers only scratch the surface as his value is measured in how he allows a team to function. Read more »
2015 Year-End Soccer Club Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina & Yu Miyagawa

Soccer has a fairly solidified yet ever-changing landscape, but this creation of a hierarchal ranking gives a look to how we would choose their collective situations at the end of 2015. Read more »

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