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The EPL Is Back: What to Watch for in a Crucial Weekend

After a brief hiatus, the English Premier League returns to action this weekend — and it's going to be a glorious few days of high stakes drama. Here's what...
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Second in the City, First in the Hearts: How 1860 Munich has Maintained Relevance in the Third Division

Despite being the second-biggest club in the city and in the third division of German football, 1860 Munich has remained relevant throughout the city limits thanks to a rich...
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Looking Back at Sergio Goycochea’s Heroic Performance at the 1990 World Cup

From third string keeper to national hero in the span of one tournament, Sergio Goycochea's rise is one of the greatest stories in World Cup history. Argentina will enter the...
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How Luis Suárez is Bringing International Recognition to Nacional

The return of Luis Suárez to his childhood team Club Nacional de Football has paid huge dividends on the field, and club directors are hoping it will change many...
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How the Apple TV-MLS Deal is Shaking Up the Soccer Streaming Landscape

Sure, the numbers are impressive — $2.5 billion over 10 years — but perhaps a more impactful element of the Apple TV-MLS broadcasting rights deal is that the platform...
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Revisiting the 2006 World Cup, the Last True Display of the No. 10 Position

Our series revisiting World Cups in the modern era continues with Germany 2006. While we remember it mostly for Zinedine Zidane's infamous head-butt in the final, his play throughout...
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LAFC’s Path to MLS’s Elite Tier is Eerily Similar to That of the Seattle Sounders

After an up-and-down stretch of mostly disappointing seasons since they won the Supporters' Shield in 2019, LAFC looks to have returned to their dominant ways in 2022. The club...
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Thomas Tuchel: Football’s Icarus

Thomas Tuchel's recent firing from Chelsea is emblematic of his tenures at other clubs — initial success, but eventually he flies too close to the sun.  The story of Icarus...
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Ecuador: A Soccer-Mad Nation Finally Living Up to its Potential

Heading into their fourth-ever World Cup appearance, Ecuador could be a major dark horse in Qatar. In addition to looking ahead to this winter's tournament, we look back at...
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The 5 Best EPL Goalkeeper Kits of All Time

Despite often having striking and out-of-the-box designs, goalkeeper kits are an overlooked facet of football shirt culture. We take a look at the five best keeper strips in the...
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4 Talking Points from ‘All or Nothing: Arsenal’

With the recent conclusion of the All or Nothing: Arsenal season, we take a look at a handful of talking points from the Amazon series.  From HBO's Hard Knocks to Netflix's Formula 1:...
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COPA Drops a Fantastically Detailed Diego Maradona Collection

Featuring officially licensed jerseys and tees, the new COPA Diego Maradona collection is a fitting tribute to an icon of the game.  Diego Armando Maradona. The mere utterance of his...
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Uruguay’s Vast World Cup History, and Chances at the 2022 Tournament

One of the greatest underdog stories in world soccer, Uruguay is heading into its 14th FIFA World Cup with a history that other much larger soccer nations can only...
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The Premier League at 30: 5 Watershed Moments That Forever Changed the English Top Flight

Just over a week removed from the exact 30-year anniversary of the English Premier League, we take a look at some of the moments and people that had the...
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The Cultural Significance of World Cup Match Balls

From the Tango to the Jabulani, there have been plenty of iconic and polarizing World Cup match balls. But what is behind the impact they have on the culture...
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Copa Libertadores and Sudamericana: The Not-So-Hidden Gems of Continental Football

With the Copa Libertadores semifinals set, we explore the extremely entertaining yet vastly underrated tournament and its companion, the Copa Sudamericana.  Most, if not all football fans are familiar with...
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‘The Only’ Documents Briana Scurry’s Triumphant Hero’s Journey

Centered on iconic USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry, The Only is an inspiring documentary that — in spite of its name — reminds us we're never alone.  The legendary 1999 United States women's...
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Could Newcastle United Become a Global Powerhouse?

Under new ownership with a hefty bankroll, Newcastle United could go from the doldrums of the Prem to a global powerhouse in a short period of time.  The incredibly problematic...
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The Tailgate Experience: SoFi Stadium’s Soccer Debut for the Leagues Cup Showcase

The latest episode of The Tailgate Experience sees the Washed-Up Crew head to the Leagues Cup Showcase at SoFi Stadium — the first ever soccer matches at the massive...
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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 2022-23 Kit Edition

Kit drop season is in full effect. With Europe's top leagues either starting or about to start, we take a look at some of the best and worst 2022-23...
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