Manchester is blue! Wait. Do you even know what I’m talking about?
In Manchester, there are two Premier League teams, Manchester City (blue) and Manchester United (red). I’m essentially stating that Manchester City is the superior and more powerful team out of the two when I claim that Manchester is blue.
Manchester City Football (soccer) Club is an English professional team based out of, you guessed it: Manchester, United Kingdom. The team is coached by the phenomenal Pep Guardiola, and captained by one of the best, Kevin De Bruyne. The league that they play in, most commonly known as the Premier League,
consists of 20 clubs that play in a system of promotion and relegation. If the three teams from the lower league come out victorious at the end of the season, they move up to the Premier League. But the three teams that come out last in the Premier League become relegated to the lower league.
Manchester City does not have to worry about those two rules though, because they’re always at the top of the standings. As I write this, Manchester City is currently ranked third in the league. Manchester City is a force to be reckoned with. With star players like Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, and many more, it is not hard for the team to see success on the field. Erling Haaland is a machine; he gets past a defender in a flash, and the next thing you know, he has already scored. The team has great chemistry and lacks no talent in any area. So if you’re looking for a soccer team to follow, look no further than Manchester City.
Conner McDavid, Alexander Ovechin, Auston Matthews, Conner Bedard- one thing all these names have in common is that they represent the first overall pick for a professional hockey league. However, the newest name to join that list is Taylor Heise. The biggest difference: she’s a woman. Heise was recently selected first overall in the PWHL, or the Professional Women’s Hockey League, inaugural draft.
Selected by the soon to be named team reigning from Minnesota, Heise represents a new era in professional hockey, an era where women have a national stage to demonstrate their skills on the ice. Despite not yet naming teams, tickets have been selling at an incredible rate, and the atmosphere at the games is sure to be electric. The PWHL is planned to start its season in January of 2024, so keep an eye out to watch some of the best hockey players in the world play on the national stage for the first time in a long time.