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Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson
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An American, but a lover of the beautiful game, Andrew Thompson has been active in the sport for 25 years as a player, a coach and now a freelance writer. He's a diehard Arsenal supporter, but also has a special place in his heart for Borussia Dortmund and the German Bundesliga. You can find other work of his at Outside of the Boot, A Bergkamp Wonderland, and he is a podcast regular with The Football Hipsters Podcast.
Much to the irritation of most club managers, another international break is now upon us. Some fans certainly consider it a bore as well, bemoaning a break that so often sees players return with injuries that affect a club's...
Strikers, more than any other position (at least in my biased estimation), are victims of preference and circumstance when it comes to international football. Though the position itself is tasked with being a side's main source of goal production, football...
With the winter break now in full swing, Bundesliga sides have trotted off to different corners of the world to train, play in friendlies, and maintain sharpness. The 2016-17 season has certainly proved to be one of the most...
Generally credited with their rampaging efforts throughout Europe from the eight to eleventh centuries, Scandinavia deserves far more credit on the continent than just referencing longship raids, exploration, and commercial expertise. Though the northernmost region in Europe is more widely...
Over the last few seasons, the Bundesliga has provided its fans with a shock side that punched far above their weight, to the delight of die-hard fans and neutral spectators alike. Last season saw Mainz 05 beat out Wolfsburg for...
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