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An Ode to Marta, An Icon Who’s Finally Getting the Roses She Deserves

Perhaps the greatest to ever lace up a pair of boots, Marta Viera da Silva is also one of the most influential players of her generation. Reportedly getting a...
the keeper

‘The Keeper’ Proves to Be More Than Your Average Football Film

Making its U.S. debut earlier this month, The Keeper will leave a lasting impression on any viewers expecting just another run-of-the-mill sports film.   One mark of a good film is...
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Stop Hiring Legendary Players With No Coaching Experience

Hired by Juventus just ahead of the 2020-21 season, Italian football legend Andrea Pirlo has every quality you'd like out of a manager — except for experience. We examine...
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Do Fans Need to Be Held In Check For Their Heckling?

Last week, Hamburg defender Toni Leistner made headlines after he confronted fans who allegedly hurled insults towards his wife and daughter. In the wake of the brouhaha, we debate...
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‘The Match’ Shows Flashes of Promise, But Ultimately Fails to Score

Arriving on Netflix last month, The Match has a few fun moments, including a well-executed time jump twist, but a feature film might not have been the best package...
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NISA’s Last Stand: Why The Independent Cup Needs to Be On Your Radar

Though it may be similar to the MLS Is Back and NWSL Challenge Cup in the fact that it's a tournament, the NISA Independent Cup is truly one of...
mls is back

Breaking Down the Playground Cliques at the MLS Is Back Tournament

LAFC? Theater kids. Portland Timbers? Hipsters. Chicago Fire? Class clowns. We separate each MLS club into their playground cliques for the MLS Is Back Tournament.   In preparation for next week's...
mls skills challenge

Re-Imagining the MLS Skills Challenge

The MLS All-Star Game was recently canceled — but that doesn't mean that all the fun should go with it. We re-imagine the MLS Skills Challenge to make it...
90s mls kits

It’s Time to Bring Back ’90s MLS Kits in Their OG Form

Forget retro-inspired. We need '90s MLS kits back in their true form, and sooner rather than later. As the league celebrates its "Jersey Week," we examine why bringing back...
best kits 2000s

The Great Football Kit War: A Battle to Create an Off-Pitch Club Identity In the 21st Century

While the world's biggest clubs race to create dominant rosters of players, another battle looms away from the packed stadiums and bright lights of the pitch. We examine which...
puma king

It’s Time We Give the PUMA KING the Love It Deserves

One of the few boots that can actually live up to its name, the PUMA KING has been worn by literal football royalty. Yet, it still gets...
giuseppe rossi

An Ode to Giuseppe Rossi, Football’s Ultimate Comeback Kid

With a career full of both heartbreaks and redemption, Giuseppe Rossi's journey through football has been a test of will and resilience. He was set to start a new...
ultras

Francesco Lettieri’s ‘Ultras’ Is a Gripping and Lifelike Look Into Die-Hard Supporters

Francesco Lettieri’s modern take on the ultras movement gives a realistic look at the grip of brotherhood and violence between different factions. Extreme supporters. Political paramilitary groups. Violent, organized fans....
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Why We Need to Be More Excited About the 2020 MLS-Liga MX All-Star Game

Next summer's MLS-Liga MX All-Star Game presents a wealth of opportunities for both leagues, and is a more than welcome revamp to the current MLS All-Star Game format. So...
usl women's league

Why the Potential USL Women’s League to Rival NWSL Is A Bad Idea

Talks of a USL women's league have gained momentum, and while it may seem like a good idea on paper, adding another first division league may do more harm...
best premier league match balls

Ranking the Best English Premier League Match Balls from this Decade

The stunning Nike Merlin Hi-Vis match ball was released last week, representing the final ball to be used in English Premier League play in the 2010s. We take a...
fifa volta football

FIFA Volta Football Review: An Authentic, But Not Perfect Dive Into the World of the Street Game

The most anticipated feature of FIFA 20, the Volta game mode brings back the beloved FIFA Street series, albeit not its own separate game. Featuring some of the most...
retro kits 2019

Enough Retro Homage, Give Us Original Kits

Retro is in, we get it. But the trend is on the verge of played out thanks to an overflow of throwback-inspired kits from the world's biggest manufacturers. While...
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Why a Jay-Z Partnership With MLS Makes More Sense

While his status as rap's GOAT may remain untarnished, Jay-Z's legacy as a social rights activist has been put into question after his partnership announcement with the NFL. If...
international champions cup

Where Does the International Champions Cup Go From Here?

With dwindling audiences and increasing ticket prices in the United States, the International Champions Cup — once an exciting opportunity to watch Europe's biggest stars on American soil —...

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