Tags: Vidal, Arturo (1987- )

Risking Everything in Soccer’s ‘Red Zone’

It was nearly five years ago, in December 2014, when Arsène Wenger, with that concerned, patrician demeanor of his, first voiced in public his fear that Alexis Sánchez was running the risk of burnout. Sánchez, a forward, had arrived at Arsenal the previous summer, on the back of not only a demanding season for Barcelona…

On Soccer: Trained to Find Players, Bundesliga Insider Scouts for Scouts, Too

It is not just the travel, though. Much of the groundwork is done in Leverkusen, trawling through games on Wyscout, a video service clubs use to watch matches around the world, receiving reports from the club’s network of freelancers around the world — Boldt has only 10 members on his permanent scouting staff — and…