Author Archives: Jordan Katz

About Jordan Katz

Journalism student at the University of Maryland and an editor at The Diamondback, our independent student newspaper.

My 2014 in Review: The World Cup

There were so many memorable things about the World Cup. For me, two things in particular especially stood out: one as a neutral and the other as an American. You can probably guess them: Germany 7-1 Brazil and USA 2-1 Ghana. … Continue reading

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Eliaquim Mangala is a Scapegoat

Scapegoating is easy. It’s also dumb. Eliaquim Mangala is increasingly becoming the scapegoat of Manchester City’s season thus far, and there’s no good reason for that. There is a very clear line between frustration and scapegoating, and there are City … Continue reading

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Bundesliga Week 10 Roundup

Dortmund’s long nightmare is over. After beating Freiburg 3-1 on September 13th, their form bizarrely spiralled downward and went seven games without a win. However, Dortmund’s winless streak ended with their 1-0 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach at home. The only … Continue reading

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Manchester City 1, Manchester United 0: Tactics

Manchester City won their fourth straight Manchester Derby on Sunday, beating Manchester United 1-0 with the lone goal coming from Sergio Aguero. The game-changing event was Chris Smalling’s red card. As such, we’ve broken down our tactical analysis of this … Continue reading

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Ligue 1 Roundup: Week 11

The big matchup in Ligue 1 this week was Marseille traveling to Lyon. The away match was the toughest test of the season for Marcelo Bielsa’s men. They failed in a 1-0 loss. Yoann Gourcuff followed up his brace last … Continue reading

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Bayern 1, City 0: Tactics

Yaya Toure and Fernandinho The most notable tactical development for Manchester City was what Yaya Toure and Fernandinho did at CM in the middle of City’s 4-4-1-1. Fernandinho was everywhere on the pitch and trying to do everything, while Toure … Continue reading

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Serie A Roundup: Week 2

AC Milan and Parma played easily the most exciting game of the week, with AC Milan winning 5-4 away. AC Milan had a two goal lead three times with Parma pulling one back each time. Jeremy Menez stood out for … Continue reading

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Wheeling and Dealing: Harry Redknapp and QPR

Queens Park Rangers were relegated from the Premier League in the 2012-13 season. With how they performed, the relegation could be better described as the Premier League instituting the mercy rule. QPR didn’t win a game until January, only managed … Continue reading

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Three Questions: Arsenal v. Manchester City

Where does Ozil play? And will he be effective? After registering 25 appearances at CAM in Arsenal’s 4231 last season, Arsene Wenger has used Ozil as a LM in his two appearances for Arsenal this year. Being forced out wide … Continue reading

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European Roundtable

Can Napoli or Roma unseat Juve this year? If so, who? Ahmad: This says more about Juventus than the other two, quite frankly, and with good reason. Antonio Conte is gone, replaced by AC Milan whipping boy Max Allegri. As … Continue reading

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