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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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Is MLS Ready to Make the Jump to Becoming a Powerhouse League?

Although it has had many criticisms, Major League Soccer has begun to make strides indicating it is ready to enter the upper echelon of world football leagues. But just...
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The Final Season of ‘Club De Cuervos’ Gives Us a Fitting End

Drama, suspense, and football — what more could you want out of a show? We give our thoughts on the final season of Club de Cuervos, Netflix's hit Spanish drama surrounding...
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Is Erlend Fagerli Freestyle Football’s GOAT?

After an incredibly dominant 2018 campaign that saw first place trophies in five major tournaments, it is now time to ask if Erlend Fagerli is the greatest freestyler of...
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It’s Time For Us, The Fans, to Tackle Racism in 2019

Several recent incidents of racism in some of the world's biggest football leagues has led to plenty of discussion regarding the prejudice and bigotry that has marred football's history,...
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The Year in Review: The Best Football-Inspired Music of 2018

Reminiscing on what has been an incredibly eventful year in football, we have compiled a list of the year’s best — from boots, to kits, to freestyle videos. We...
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The Year in Review: The 10 Best Freestyle Football YouTube Videos of 2018

Reminiscing on what has been an incredibly eventful year in football, we have compiled a list of the year’s best — from boots, to kits, to freestyle videos. We...

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