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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...

Allowing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Leave Has Been MLS’ Worst Mistake

Prior to his arrival there were months of tabloid speculation. Although the league had moved away from the practice of signing aging stars past their prime, rumors of Zlatan...

Addressing the Toxic Wasteland That Is Women’s Sports Social Media

Go to any women's sports-centric posts online and you'll find a shocking amount of ignorance even by social media standards. And whether these comments are from edgelords fishing for...
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The Year in Review: The Best Football Boot and Sneaker Releases 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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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...

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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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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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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An Ode to Giuseppe Rossi, Football’s Ultimate Comeback Kid

With a career full of both heartbreaks and redemption, Giuseppe Rossi's journey through football has been a test of will and resilience. He was set to start a new...
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The Ugly, Hidden Side of Youth Soccer, Part 1: Bad Coaching, Wanton Poaching, and Jaw-Dropping Embezzlement

The fast-paced world of club soccer isn’t just about shuttling kids to practices, cheering them on at games, and traveling to high profile tournaments on weekends. Spurred on by...
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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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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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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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The LA Galaxy Boycott Has Begun to Unravel and Fold — What Happens Next?

After enduring a decade of on-field failures and tumultuous leadership under Chris Klein's presidency, five LA Galaxy supporters’ groups released a joint statement of their intention to boycott matches...
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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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‘The Match’ Shows Flashes of Promise, But Ultimately Fails to Score

Arriving on Netflix last month, The Match has a few fun moments, including a well-executed time jump twist, but a feature film might not have been the best package...

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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Searching for the Perfect Street Ball: The SISM Street Weapon, the Official Ball of Tournaments Around the World

They say all you need is a ball. True, but which ball is best? Pele would say a sock full of newspaper is just fine. A freestyler might say...
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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...

L.A.’s Newest Club is Making Moves Like Tony Montana

The Los Angeles Football Club, L.A.'s newest MLS team, has been storming the City of Angels like Tony Montana. And I'm not talking about the busted old Tony at the end...