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Can MLS Avoid the Perils of Over-Expansion?

While it's impossible to deny MLS' recent growth, how much is too much? We take a look at how the league can avoid the blandness that often comes with...
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Questioning the Process: Why are USMNT Fans So Impatient With Head Coaches?

Ask Jürgen Klinsmann or Bruce Arena — being manager of the United States men's national team comes with plenty of scrutiny. But why are American fans so quick to...
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Pay-to-Play Critics Have No Defense For These Undeniable Truths

The pay-to-play model is the commonly accepted punching bag that is usually cited as the primary reason for what is wrong with U.S. Soccer. But is that really the...
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Venezia FC’s Meteoric Rise to Success Comes With Skeletons in the Closet

Venezia FC took the football world by storm this past May when they beat Cittadella in the promotion playoff final to earn a spot back in Serie A. This...
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American Professional Soccer is Basically That Cringeworthy, Rich, and Dysfunctional Family

Major League Soccer recently announced the launch of a third division league set to start in 2022. It is being touted as a bridge between MLS Next academies and...
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Lionel Messi’s Historic Run at Barcelona is Over…But Who is to Blame and Where Can He Go?

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta made the shock announcement that negotiations to keep Lionel Messi at the club had ended. Expressing that...
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EURO 2020 Shows That Even the Highest Levels Aren’t Exempt From Nightmare Soccer Moms

One of the surprise stories coming out from EURO 2020 is the report of the contentious behavior by Veronique Rabiot, the mother of France midfielder Adrien Rabiot, towards other...
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‘LFG’ May Not Be Perfect, But It’s a Must-Watch For Sports Fans and Schadenfreude Penchants Alike

Released last Thursday, HBO Max's documentary LFG gives viewers an inside look at the U.S. Women's National Team's fight for equal pay. With the content being equal parts inspiring...
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‘Ronaldo: El Presidente’ is a Refreshing Take on Sports Documentary

Honest, comprehensive, and compelling all the like, DAZN's Ronaldo: El Presidente is a nice change of pace from the overly frantic and overwhelming sports documentaries that we've become so used...

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Virtue Signaling Cost Coca-Cola $4 Billion While Exposing His Own Hypocrisy

During a Euro 2020 press conference on Monday, Cristiano Ronaldo purposefully moved two strategically placed Coca-Cola bottles out of view. He then picked up a water bottle and set...
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Inter Miami Brazenly Cheated MLS Rules…But Was It So Wrong?

MLS first introduced the designated player rule in 2007 in order to give clubs more flexibility to sign lucrative deals with marquee players. It was informally called the David...
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It’s Time to Put the Soccer Versus Football Debate to Bed

The soccer versus football debate has raged on for years, mostly at the expense of American fans. We take a look at the origins of the "American" term, while...
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‘Baggio: The Divine Ponytail’ Suffers From the Biopic Woes

Another month, another footy flick from Netflix. Released on Wednesday, Baggio: The Divine Ponytail puts a well-deserved spotlight on the universally beloved Roberto Baggio, but the film is not immune...
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The 2021 MLS Primeblue Kits Once Again Shine a Light on the League’s Template Problem

They're made for a great cause, and look good enough on their own, but the 2021 MLS Primeblue kits represent an ongoing problem throughout the league's recent history: repetitive,...
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The Columbus Crew Rebrand Fiasco Exposes the Disconnect Between MLS Owners and the Common Fan

After unveiling a new crest and changing its name from “Columbus Crew SC” to “Columbus SC,” there was an outpouring of negative reaction from the club's vocal supporters. A...
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How Nike Used LeBron James, Serena Williams and Drake to Snatch Liverpool Away from New Balance

Liverpool F.C. made international headlines when they announced in January 2020 that they were moving on from New Balance to sign a new partnership deal with Nike beginning in...
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6 Ways to Improve the CONCACAF Champions League Experience

Last week, we took a look at some of the reasons why we love the CONCACAF Champions League. We now shift our focus to how we can improve the...
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Black Arrow’s ‘Naija to Roma’ is Worth 25 Minutes of Your Time

Hopeful and enlightening, Naija to Roma is about a radio host’s viral tweet and a magical trip to Rome, and football's power to connect and unite communities all over the...
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Why I Don’t Think The European Super League Did Anything Patently Wrong

On April 18, 2021 the football world's foundations shook as 12 of the most famous football clubs announced that they were breaking away from UEFA competitions in order to...
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Transforming Sky Blue FC into Gotham FC: An Insider’s Deep Dive Into the Rebrand

What motivates a sports franchise to rebrand and essentially perform a complete identity overhaul? Making radical changes to its name, logo, and image is a major undertaking, but one...

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