Jon Becker

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I am a senior at Clemson University pursuing a career in sports journalism.

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Liverpool Year End Review: The Good and The Bad of 2012/2013

Liverpool Year End Review: The Good and The Bad of 2012/2013

With the Premier League season all wrapped up, it is time to look back on what was a roller-coaster-like campaign for Liverpool. In such an up-and-down season, the Reds showed both signs of worry and hope, and there are many highlights to reflect upon heading into the 2013/2014 campaign. The Good Looking strictly at the [...]

UEFA Champions League Final: Four Bayern Munich Players to Watch

UEFA Champions League Final: Four Bayern Munich Players to Watch

The stage is set for what is expected to be an epic UEFA Champions League final on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich will face their fiercest rivals in Borussia Dortmund in what many believe will be a highly competitive and entertaining cup final. Bayern Munich has struggled in Champions League finals of [...]

Liverpool v QPR: Four Youngsters Brendan Rodgers Should Start

Liverpool v QPR: Four Youngsters Brendan Rodgers Should Start

Liverpool host Queens Park Rangers on Sunday in the final game of the 2012/2013 Premier League season for both clubs. While the Reds are unable to move up or down from their spot at 7th in the table, they still have reason to play well at Anfield. Not only are many players fighting for their [...]

Liverpool Interested in Real Madrid and Lille Defenders

Liverpool Interested in Real Madrid and Lille Defenders

Liverpool look set to bolster their defense this summer, with Brendan Rodgers keen to add depth to the back-line. The manager is rumored to be interested in signing Real Madrid’s Raul Albiol, as well as Lille’s Lucas Digne, and the deals may be imminent. According to The Express, the Reds are interested in bringing Albiol to [...]

Liverpool 6-0 Newcastle: Reds Find Their Scoring Touch At St. James’ Park

Liverpool 6-0 Newcastle: Reds Find Their Scoring Touch At St. James’ Park

Newcastle United remain in the thick of the relegation battle after a confident Liverpool side went into St. James’ Park with a point to prove. In their first game without suspended Luis Suarez, the Reds completely dominated the hosts on their way to a 6-0 drubbing of the Magpies. In a game that could have [...]

By April 28, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund Deny Lewandowski Deal

Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund Deny Lewandowski Deal

Robert Lewandowski’s future still remains up in the air, with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund denying reports that a deal has been completed for the striker’s signature. The 24 year old has long been linked with a move to the German powerhouse, and appears set to move on from his current club, Borussia Dortmund, in [...]

By April 27, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Liverpool Interested in QPR’s French Striker Loic Remy

Liverpool Interested in QPR’s French Striker Loic Remy

Liverpool are set to sign another striker this summer, as Brendan Rodgers looks to add to the squad’s depth up front. The manager is apparently interested in bringing in QPR forward Loic Remy, and is ready to make a bid for the Frenchman’s services. According to the Daily Mail, Liverpool are readying a bid for Remy, [...]

By April 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Chelsea Interested in Manuel Pellegrini to Replace Rafa Benitez

Chelsea Interested in Manuel Pellegrini to Replace Rafa Benitez

Chelsea are looking to replace Rafa Benitez this summer, and a number of managers have been linked to the would-be vacancy at Stamford Bridge. While Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has been highly linked to a return to London, it now seems that Malaga’s Manuel Pellegrini is high on Chelsea’s wish list. The Daily Mail [...]

By April 19, 2013 4 Comments Read More →
West Ham vs. Manchester United: Key Battles to Watch at Upton Park

West Ham vs. Manchester United: Key Battles to Watch at Upton Park

West Ham United play host to Manchester United on Wednesday in a Premier League clash that could bring the Red Devils within touching distance of yet another EPL title, while a  positive result for the Hammers would all but solidify their place in the top flight next season. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are currently 15 [...]

By April 17, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Reds Interested In Premier League Defenders

Liverpool Transfer Rumors: Reds Interested In Premier League Defenders

Liverpool look set to bolster their defensive unit this summer, with a number of players being linked to the Reds. Brendan Rodgers’ side have looked very suspect at times defending this season – especially against bigger, stronger forwards – and with Jamie Carragher set to retire this summer, the manager knows that he will need [...]

By April 15, 2013 3 Comments Read More →
Manchester United Set To Join Race For Radamel Falcao

Manchester United Set To Join Race For Radamel Falcao

Manchester United are set to enter into the bidding war for Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao this summer. With Chelsea and Manchester City already strongly linked to the Colombian, Manchester United are prepared to take on their rivals to sign one of the most sought after players in the world. According to the Daily Mail, the [...]

By April 12, 2013 6 Comments Read More →
Chelsea Linked With Move For Real Betis Midfielder

Chelsea Linked With Move For Real Betis Midfielder

Chelsea may be in the market for yet another midfielder this summer, with Real Betis’ Benat Etxebarria the most recent player linked with a move to the London club. The Spanish international, commonly known as Benat, appears set to move on from the Seville club, with a host of top sides apparently interested in his [...]

By April 11, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Four Barcelona Players to Watch in Champions League Second Leg against PSG

Four Barcelona Players to Watch in Champions League Second Leg against PSG

Barcelona host PSG in the second leg of their quarterfinal match-up in the UEFA Champions League. With the score tied at 2-2, Wednesday’s match at the Camp Nou will be full of excitement as both teams have a very realistic chance to secure a spot in the semifinals. In the first leg in France, Lionel [...]

By April 10, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Sir Alex Ferguson Refuses to Rest Robin Van Persie

Sir Alex Ferguson Refuses to Rest Robin Van Persie

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is prepared to give Robin van Persie as much time as he needs to end his current scoring drought. The manager has expressed his pleasure with the performance of his striker and believes the goals will come. It would be hard to claim that Van Persie has struggled in [...]

On-loan Michael Essien and Kevin de Bruyne Should Feature Again for Chelsea Next Season

On-loan Michael Essien and Kevin de Bruyne Should Feature Again for Chelsea Next Season

Chelsea have many squad issues to deal with during the summer and two of their loaned out players remain uncertain about their futures with the club. Due to recurring injuries, Michael Essien was seen as surplus to requirements at Chelsea for then-manager Roberto Di Matteo, and was given an opportunity to look elsewhere for playing [...]

Barcelona Transfer Rumors: Potential Replacements for Contract Rebel Victor Valdes

Barcelona Transfer Rumors: Potential Replacements for Contract Rebel Victor Valdes

With speculation growing about Victor Valdes’ future with Barcelona, the Spanish giants have begun their search for a new goalkeeper with a few names already being mentioned to fill the void. Valdes has reportedly refused to sign a new deal with the La Liga leaders, and the club do not appear willing to wait on [...]