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Jack: Leicester collapse raises more questions for United

Manchester United surrendered a 3-1 lead to lose 5-3 to Leicester City on Sunday. TSN Soccer Analyst Kristian Jack examines whether the loss is a low point in trying to exorcise the disappointing 2013-14 season or an expectation of things to come. ...more

Jack: Herrera's instincts bring intelligence back to United

It can take some time for overseas players to adapt to the Premier League, but last weekend Ander Herrara looked like he had been playing in England all his life. The 25-year-old Spaniard starred at the heart of Manchester United's new-look midfield in a 4-0 thrashing of QPR and the best, writes Kristian Jack, could be yet to come from the Old Trafford newcomer, starting with Sunday's date at Leicester City live at 8:30am et/5:30am on TSN2 ...more

Jack: TFC's Bezbatchenko on Defoe, Ibra, Nelsen and much more

This week Toronto FC GM Tim Bezbatchenko celebrates a year in charge of the MLS club. He sat down with TSN's Kristian Jack recently to reflect on his journey to that point and what has transpired since. ...more

Jack: Arsenal, Welbeck is mediocre marriage of convenience

As TSN's Kristian Jack writes, the 2014-15 Premier League season really explodes out of the blocks this Saturday with a clash between Arsenal - headlined by new acquisition Danny Welbeck - and defending champion Manchester City (TSN2, TSN3 and TSN4 at 7:30am et/4:30am pt). ...more

Jack: Nightmares for TFC in 4-4-2 bed they made

Toronto FC suffered their sixth home loss of the season on Saturday after thoroughly being outplayed by Philadelphia Union, who leave town after taking six points off Greg Vanney's side in four days. As TSN's Kristian Jack writes, the winds of worry and concern blew across BMO Field early when Conor Casey headed home the opening goal. ...more

Jack: Bezbatchenko impresses as he steps out of the shadows

Two shadows grew large around him. One came with a great following, making people feel good about their team and their city. The other helped bring big names to the club, occupying a position that had been vacated far too often in years past. Yet in the background sat Tim Bezbatchenko, observing everything. TSN soccer analyst Kristian Jack has more. ...more

Jack: How hallucinations of mediocrity killed dreams of Glory

The 2014-15 English football season is less than three weeks old but already it appears the race to be Premier League champions is down to two teams. As TSN's Kristian Jack writes, seven teams are in the race for the four Champions League spots and the gap between them and the other 13 has never been bigger. ...more

Jack: Jovetic shines just at the right moment for City

Manchester City know they need to be better. In fact, they promised they would be. The biggest piece of evidence in the case for their improvement this season was witnessed on another rainy Manchester night on Monday in the emergence of Stevan Jovetic. TSN's Kristian Jack has more. ...more

Jack: Growing pains for Wenger, Arsenal in draw at Everton

Everton and Arsenal played to a highly entertaining 2-2 draw on Saturday with the Gunners scoring twice in the last six minutes to rescue a point. Here are three key observations Kristian Jack took away from Arsenal's performance. ...more

Jack: What we learned about Balotelli to Liverpool

Liverpool has swapped out one controversial striker for another, filling the offensive void left by Luis Suarez with the enigmatic Mario Balotelli. TSN Soccer Analyst Kristian Jack provides three things we learned from the Italian striker's move to Anfield. ...more

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