Author Archive: Mike Prindiville

A former collegiate and USL II professional player, Mike is a NYC based writer for SWOL and for NBC Sports' ProSoccerTalk. A passionate supporter of USMNT, Everton and Real Betis, Prindi's ramblings can be followed on Twitter @mprindi.

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Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Live Match Commentary

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Live Match Commentary

Real Madrid host Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the first Champions League semi-final. Dortmund currently possess a 4-1 lead in aggregate but a 3-0 victory will see Real Madrid through to the finals. Can they do it? They’ll have to stop Robert Lewandowski if they plan on doing so, but a home-field advantage [...]

Chelsea v FC Basel Live Match Commentary

Chelsea v FC Basel Live Match Commentary

Chelsea v FC Basel Live! Chelsea travel to Switzerland as they face FC Basel in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final clash. The Blues will look to rescue a season that has had its ups and downs. A place in the final and the possibility of a trophy could give the former European [...]

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Live Match Commentary

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund Live Match Commentary

Borussia Dortmund host Real Madrid in what should be an absolute thriller at Signal Iduna Park on Wednesday evening. A coveted spot in the UEFA Champions League Final awaits the winner of this two leg series, and both teams will be looking to book their trip to Wembley. Join us here today for our Real Madrid [...]

Everton v Sunderland Live Match Commentary

Everton v Sunderland Live Match Commentary

Chelsea v Fulham Live Match Commentary

Chelsea v Fulham Live Match Commentary

Chelsea take on Fulham at Craven Cottage today in a match that has huge implications for Chelsea’s European future next season. With only a handful of games remaining after today’s derby, the Blues will be looking to secure all three points as they visit their neighbors in London. Meanwhile, Fulham will be aiming to disrupt [...]

The Time has Come for Everton’s Irish Center-Back Shane Duffy

The Time has Come for Everton’s Irish Center-Back Shane Duffy

Don’t get me wrong, I have the utmost respect for David Moyes. But, the time has come for the Everton manager to drop John Heitinga in favor of Shane Duffy. Has there ever been a more obvious need to change the guard? In this past Saturday’s 3-1 romp of Reading, Moyes rolled out his preferred [...]

Everton’s Lifeless Performance Results In Draw at Southampton

Everton’s Lifeless Performance Results In Draw at Southampton

  Nikica Jelavic of Everton holds off Maya Yoshida of Southampton-Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images I’ll admit it, I figured by half-time Everton would have Southampton begging for mercy. Rolling around, squealing and begging for it. But when the first-half whistle finally blew, I was the one on my knees. Despite the scoreboard reading 0-0, [...]

January Transfer Window: Rating the Top opening week deals of the English Premier League

January Transfer Window: Rating the Top opening week deals of the English Premier League

With the first week of the January Transfer Window in the books, let’s examine the biggest moves thus far and rate the recipient club’s savvy on a four star scale. Demba Ba – Chelsea (£7.5M from Newcastle) The signing of the window so far, Ba’s power, pace and ability to finish from the most unlikely [...]

Everton v. Newcastle: Fellaini Returns as Ba Heads to Stamford Bridge

Everton v. Newcastle: Fellaini Returns as Ba Heads to Stamford Bridge

PREVIEW  Sixth placed Everton arrive at St. James’ Park on Wednesday looking for a critical three points to remain in contention for Europe. David Moyes’ squad is in a strong run of form despite losing to Chelsea 2-1 on Sunday. The Toffees have won three of their last five and have proven themselves a difficult [...]

Everton vs Chelsea: A Classic Matchup Guaranteed to Entertain

Everton vs Chelsea: A Classic Matchup Guaranteed to Entertain

PREVIEW Matches between Chelsea and Everton are always fun to watch. While Chelsea’s talent and depth exceeds that of the Toffees there’s an innate belief among Everton that they can win this fixture. History tells the tale as Chelsea have won 51 encounters and Everton have claimed 48 while 47 fixtures have resulted in draws. [...]

West Ham v. Everton: Expect Old English Football On Tap At Upton Park

West Ham v. Everton: Expect Old English Football On Tap At Upton Park

PREVIEW Everton head to Upton Park on Saturday for a clash with a West Ham side at the tail-end of a difficult string of matches. Over the last six weeks the Hammers have faced Stoke, Tottenham, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and West Brom. The 3-1 victory over Chelsea on December 1st was a fantastic result [...]

The Marouane Fellaini Parachute Plan: How Everton Win Even If They Sell the Belgian

The Marouane Fellaini Parachute Plan: How Everton Win Even If They Sell the Belgian

The reality of the situation is that everyone knows Marouane Fellaini is an absolute beast. You know Marouane Felliani is a beast. I know Marouane Fellaini is a beast. Marouane Fellaini knows Marouane Fellaini is a beast. And, that is precisely why so many big clubs will be forming queues for his signature during the [...]

Everton v. Stoke City: Beware of Nikica Jelavic After Last Weekend’s Winner

Everton v. Stoke City: Beware of Nikica Jelavic After Last Weekend’s Winner

PREVIEW On Saturday, Everton head to the Britannia Stadium flying high after their heart-thumping come from behind victory over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend. The win gave the Toffees all three points for the first time in five matches and injected some much needed belief into a squad that had begun to lose themselves after a [...]

Fantasy Premier League – Top 5 Transfers (Week 15): Time to Scoop Up Christian Benteke

Fantasy Premier League – Top 5 Transfers (Week 15): Time to Scoop Up Christian Benteke

A cheeky week at the transfer market can make any manager a very wealthy gaffer. Here are the top five transfers for Week 15 of Fantasy Premier League. CHRISTIAN BENTEKE (ASTON VILLA) – AWAY V. QPR Current Cost: 6.5M Points (Ranking Among Forwards): 42 (25th) How Serious: Dead Here’s a great default rule for Fantasy [...]

Everton vs. Arsenal: Toffees Face Uphill Battle to Overcome Arsenal

Everton vs. Arsenal: Toffees Face Uphill Battle to Overcome Arsenal

PREVIEW Everton welcomes Mikel Arteta back to Goodison Park on Wednesday when it takes on Arsenal in what should be an entertaining contest. The Toffees head into the match in worrisome form after drawing with Norwich on Saturday. Everton looked to have a decent handle on the match in the first half but took their [...]

Everton v. Norwich: Toffees Look To Prove Themselves Without Fellaini

Everton v. Norwich: Toffees Look To Prove Themselves Without Fellaini

PREVIEW It’s gut check time for Everton on Saturday when the Toffees take the field against Norwich without Marouane Fellaini, who is serving a one match ban for yellow card accumulation. After a stunning start injuries have caused Everton to stutter over the last few weeks, leaving the Toffees with only one win in their [...]