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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Below the Crest: Three Design Choices that Make or Break Kit Sponsors

The debate over which football club has the best jersey design is hotly contested throughout the world. But what about kit sponsors? Making up a big chunk of each...
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How the USWNT Has Embraced Becoming the Ultimate Villain of the 2019 World Cup

Former Canadian national team defender and Olympic bronze medalist Lauren Sesselmann shares her thoughts on the USWNT celebrations in their now infamous 13-0 victory over Thailand and answers the...
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A Crashing Star: Can Neymar Bounce Back From His Downward Spiral?

Once heralded as the heir apparent to the Messi/Ronaldo throne, Neymar's recent on and off-pitch antics have certainly put a damper on his legacy. Can the 27-year-old superstar rebound...
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Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s Exclusion From Europa League Final in Baku Highlights UEFA’s Hypocrisy

Due to fears for his security in Azerbaijan, Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play in next week's UEFA Europa League final against Chelsea. While the situation is certainly...
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Why the Player Comparison Trend Needs to Stop

It's human nature to compare today's rising stars to those of the past — but here's why the seemingly harmless practice can be problematic at times. It wasn’t long ago...
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Writers’ Roundtable: Examining Racism in Italy’s Serie A

As racism continues to run rampant throughout world soccer — specifically Serie A — we reached out to notable soccer writers and personalities Aaron West, Ryan O'Hanlon, and John Solano...
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Is The USMNT Ready for Gregg Berhalter?

When Gregg Berhalter was hired as the head coach of the United States men's national team, the heads of U.S. Soccer had one goal in mind — to implement...
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Urban Pitch Staff Picks: 2019 UEFA Champions League Edition

Ahead of today's UEFA Champions League quarterfinal matches, we've once again put together our very own staff picks, in which we select everything from the clubs with the best...

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