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The Key Takeaways From the Kylian Mbappe Saga

One of the highest profile transfer sagas in recent years finally came to an end this past Saturday when PSG announced that Kylian Mbappe would be signing a new...
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‘King Otto’ May Focus on a German Figure, But It’s a Distinctly Greek Story

The latest soccer documentary to hit the big screen, King Otto is centered around how German head coach Otto Rehhagel was able to help orchestrate the Greek national team's famous...
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A 40-Year-Old Feud, a $5 Million Sports Rooster, and How the Unpredictable Diego Maradona Tied Them All Together

It’s serendipitously fitting in so many ways that as Diego Maradona’s infamous "Hand of God" World Cup kit goes to auction, it is accompanied by claims of falsehood and...
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The Biggest Hurdle in This Year’s World Cup for the USMNT ‘Golden Generation’ is Their Youth

The level of excitement around the United States men's national team has reached a fever pitch now that it is going back to the World Cup for the first...
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Why ‘The Sopranos’ is the Greatest TV Show of All Time and What MLS Can Learn From It

There have been plenty of masterful TV shows over the years including Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, The Wire and many others. But with all due respect, the...
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Why 2022 is a Make-or-Break Year for Both LAFC and Carlos Vela

Make no mistake, now that it's "five years strong" for LAFC, it is make-or-break time for the Black and Gold and their star forward — and both sides know...
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 2022 MLS Kit Edition

With the season set to begin this weekend, we recap the beautiful, hideous, and near miss 2022 MLS kits in the latest edition of The Good, The Bad, and...

The NCAA’s Recent NIL Policy is a Treasure Trove for College Athletes But Represents Only Fool’s Gold for Soccer Players

After decades of the NCAA resisting the ever-increasing demands for its athletes to receive financial compensation, a combination of various state laws and NCAA rules changes went into effect...
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How The Embarrassing Feud Within the Washington Spirit Organization is Actually a Huge Win For All NWSL Players

There’s been a long and publicly drawn out battle occurring within the Washington Spirit organization. Amidst accusations of abusive behavior and a toxic club culture, this is a situation the National Women's...
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‘Neymar: The Perfect Chaos’ Paints a Complex Portrait of Football’s Most Maligned Star

Giving us an intimate look at Neymar's emotional struggles and triumphs throughout his career, Neymar: The Perfect Chaos is the latest athlete docuseries to hit Netflix. We present a (mostly spoiler-free)...
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Lorenzo Insigne’s $100M Record Contract is a Clear Signal That MLS’ Salary Cap No Longer Works

Fifteen years ago, Major League Soccer created the Designated Player Rule and cleared the path for David Beckham and subsequent stars to join the league. Since then, MLS has...
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The Murky Partnership Between US Soccer and MLS is Finally Coming to an End

The United States Soccer Federation announced that it would be parting ways with MLS-owned Soccer United Marketing (SUM) and not renewing their commercial rights agreement. The nearly 20-year partnership...
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Are the USL and MLS Headed Towards an Ugly Divorce?

Major League Soccer recently announced the official launch of its third division league, MLS Next Pro. Set to begin play with 21 teams in March of 2022, 20 of...
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High Fashion x Football Club Collaborations: What Place Do They Have in the Beautiful Game?

High fashion's foray into the beautiful game has opened doors for clubs and brands alike, but at what point does the continuous focus on luxury begin to alienate the...
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Is the ‘All or Nothing’ Brand Becoming Redundant? 

With unprecedented access and replete with drama, the All or Nothing docuseries has been a success for Amazon. But now in its fourth football-centric season, we have to ask —...
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The Crypto.com Arena Deal Shows How Much the Business of Soccer Still Lags in the US

It was recently announced that LA's iconic Staples Center would be getting a new name in time for Christmas: Crypto.com Arena. The 20-year agreement, thought to be the biggest naming...
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Championship-or-Bust Expectations Led to the Downfall of Bob Bradley

Since their auspicious beginning, it was clear to all that the bar had been set high for the upstart team. But with this year’s failure to make playoffs coupled...
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Allowing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Leave Has Been MLS’ Worst Mistake

He came with a bang and almost as suddenly left before we could fully comprehend what had happened. Amidst a flurry of outrageous quotes, controversy, and a mind-boggling 53...
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Analyzing the Latest USMNT Roster, and Debunking the ‘MLS Quota’ Theory

Heading into a vital World Cup qualifying round, USMNT Twitter has voiced its criticism of the current roster, directing most of its ire at the inclusion of MLS players...
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LAFC’s Carlos Vela is a Prime Example of Why the Designated Player Rule is Broken

The MLS Designated Player Rule allows clubs the ability to sign expensive players without exceeding the team salary budget. First introduced in 2007, the same year as the original...
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