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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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We Don’t Need a World Cup Every Two Years — But the Issue Isn’t as Black and White as it Seems

FIFA's push for a biennial World Cup continues to move forward despite pushback from fans, clubs, and players alike. The outrage at the idea is more or less warranted,...
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Will Kyrie Irving’s COVID-19 Vaccine Stance Affect MLS and Other Major Sports?

Kyrie Irving, NBA star of the Brooklyn Nets, has been indefinitely barred from playing or practicing with the team as a result of his decision to not get the...
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USL Players Are Set to Receive Higher Pay, But How Does it Compare Against the Underground Scene of Latino Leagues?

The USL and its players association reached an agreement in principle on a collective bargaining agreement for the second-division USL Championship. It is being touted as a landmark achievement...
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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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