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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Three Simple Reasons Why Promotion and Relegation Will Never Happen in the US

One of the most common criticisms in regards to soccer in America is the lack of a promotion and relegation system that is quite common across much of Europe,...
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Improving the MLS TV Experience

Ahead of the 2021 MLS season, staff writers Jeremy Rist and Kyle Scoble explore how the league can entice a larger audience by upgrading its TV broadcasts.  MLS has a...
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Why Canada Isn’t Ready For a Rumored Second Division

While it may seem like a good idea on paper, adding a second division to the Canada soccer landscape now could potentially be catastrophic.  In the past few weeks, rumors...
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The Coddled Generation of U.S. Soccer Players Have No One to Blame But Themselves

There's a certain level of criticism regarding the state of the beautiful game in the United States that is fair. However, when unsuccessful players from Generation Y (millennials) or...
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Netflix’s ‘Pelé’ is a Multi-Dimensional Look at an All-Time Legend

Both celebratory and introspective, the Netflix Pelé documentary offers unique context behind an oft-discussed soccer icon.  Everyone knows who Pelé is. But his eponymous documentary that hit Netflix last week gives...
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FC Barcelona Ditching Luis Suarez is a Disastrous Repeat of the Tom Brady Situation

Luis Suarez’s acrimonious departure from FC Barcelona to Atlético Madrid this past September is eerily reminiscent to what happened with Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. While Brady’s move resulted...
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Why Promotion and Relegation is Overrated and a Closed System is Far Superior

The sentimental idea behind promotion and relegation seems fair, good-natured, and based upon a system of meritocracy. In practice, this is a complete fallacy and the stark reality is...
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I Quit Corporate America to Pursue My Passion (This is What I Discovered)

In 2015, I made a life-altering decision to quit my job and leave corporate America for good. I went from a secure career that came affixed with a corporate...
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How Freddy Adu, America’s Greatest Soccer Prospect, Was Tragically Set Up to Fail

In 2003, Freddy Adu was a soccer phenom and anointed the world's next great player at the tender age of 13. After signing him to a million dollar endorsement...

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