Stepping into Gareth Southgate’s shoes to pick my ideal lineup for England in this year’s Euro, using a 4–2–3–1 formation

By: Maxwell Argento

With top-tier European players in the thick of international duty and Euro 2021 quickly approaching, here is my XI that I think gives England the best chance of winning the tournament for the first time in the country’s history.

Goalkeeper: Nick Pope

Supporters of Everton #1 Jordan Pickford will want…

Just like the AFC, listing each NFC team’s biggest concern that needs attention during the offseason months

By: Maxwell Argento

NFC East

The Washington Football Team Need: A little bit of Fitzmagic

The signings of Curtis Samuel and William Jackson III provide added depth and skill to both sides of the ball, and if Ryan Fitzpatrick can avoid catching the turnover bug…

Listing each AFC team’s biggest concern that needs attention during the offseason months

By: Maxwell Argento

AFC East

The Buffalo Bills Need: A running back they can lean on

Josh Allen is a top-5 quarterback in the sport, but one-dimensional offense gets exposed in the playoffs against more talented teams. Being able to find a bell-cow back who can play all three downs (and effectively pass-catch out of the backfield) is a must.

The Miami Dolphins Need: To have a short leash with Tua

Chelsea deliver a mature and measured performance, take a crucial away-goal back to Stamford Bridge next month

By: Maxwell Argento

Thomas Tuchel’s Tactical Influence

The tactical rigidity on display thus far during Tuchel’s tenure with Chelsea in the Premier League was once again shown in Bucharest on Tuesday evening, his now standard 3–4–3 (or 3–4–1–2) formation used against Atléti in the first leg of their Champions League tie.

The base of…

Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG make the Camp Nou their playground as the Champions League round of 16 gets underway

By: Maxwell Argento

1. Could Kylian Mbappé make scoring a hat-trick look any easier?

I’m not sure he could if he tried.

The first goal for the Frenchman (an all important away-goal that got them level in the match and ahead on aggregate) was a clinic in close control and invention, with each brilliant touch leading up to a perfectly struck…

How the NFL’s biggest game provides us the opportunity to reflect on the mercuriality of life and the passage of time

By: Maxwell Argento

It’s crazy what 365 days can do.

At this time last year, as I sat down on the campus of the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Tampa to write a preview for the Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, everything seemed…

United’s goal-fest at Old Trafford provides another embarrassing night for Ralph Hasenhüttl’s Southampton

By: Maxwell Argento

1. What was Alex Jankewitz thinking?

Unfortunately for the teenager, not much.

The 19 year-old midfielder was handed his first full start in the Premier League on one of the grandest stages in world football against a top-tier side, and lasted all of 79 seconds before a reckless challenge on Scott McTominay resulted…

Both sides of Manchester dominate the PL hierarchy as the second half of the league calendar ensues

By: Maxwell Argento

19 match weeks down, 19 to go. Most Premier League teams have reached the fulcrum of their seasons, so seeing how each club stacks up for the stretch run is a must.

(Table positions and point totals have been recorded as of Monday, January 25th at 12:00pm…

An inside look at how the playoff field of eight became four with Championship Sunday looming on the horizon

By: Maxwell Argento

Green Bay Packers 32–18 Los Angeles Rams

~ All teams can ever hope for going into these matchups is for the game to play out in a manner that fits their style of play and allows them to feel comfortable. In the case of the Packers, getting the first points on the board (and…

Maxwell Argento

My name is Maxwell Argento and I am a John Carroll University and Connecticut School of Broadcasting Alum who is an aspiring sports media professional!

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