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Second Time’s the Charm: How the Chicago Fire Got Its Latest Rebrand Right

The Chicago Fire officially unveiled a new logo last week, marking the club's second rebrand in two years. But while the first one went awry, it seems as...
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Bitcoin, Fan Tokens, NFTS, Oh My! Breaking Down Cryptocurrency in the Football World

As the football world begins to embrace cryptocurrency and NFTs, we explain how clubs have implemented them, and what each means. Cryptocurrency. Bitcoin. Fan Tokens. NFTs. You’ve probably at least heard...
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Uruguayan Baby Fútbol: The Cultural Phenomenon Behind the Nation’s Success

More than 65,000 children between the ages of 6 and 13 play on the dirt fields and organized youth leagues across Uruguay. Known as Baby Fútbol, it is the...
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CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying is Back: Here’s What to Expect (Plus a Bonus Playlist)

With the next window of CONCACAF World Cup qualifying set to kick off tomorrow, we take a look at everything from matchups to watch to which team is most...
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How CBS Has Taken Serie A Coverage to a New Level

After years of under-deserved coverage in the United States, CBS and Paramount+ have raised the bar for Serie A broadcasting in their first season as league rights holders.  It’s often...
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Through Art and Apparel, Way Down South is Embracing the Booming Soccer Culture in Atlanta

Started as a product of Atlanta's growing soccer scene, Way Down South's mix of Southern-influenced and eye-catching designs have given it a place within city's vibrant sports community.  Even before...
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How Clubs and Organizations Are Finally Addressing the NWSL Coaching Problem

After plenty of discussion about the alarming lack of women coaches in the league, various NWSL clubs and outside organizations have begun to put some action to help remedy...
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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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Inherited Culture: Football Scarves and Their Place in American Soccer

Scarves are a ubiquitous part of soccer culture around the world. We take a look at their origins, and how they have been both embraced and rejected in the...
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8 Ice Cold Partnerships That Would Continue PSG’s Reign as Football’s Most Luxurious Club

PSG officially announced its partnership with Dior last week, so we decided to take a look at eight different high-end partnerships that would further cement the club's place at...
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The Urban Pitch Champions League 2021-22 Preview

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League group stage will make its triumphant debut next week. We preview the massive tournament not by predicting winners or breakout stars, but instead blooking...
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Long Distance Relationships: How Brooklyn Has Become an Unlikely Hotbed of River Plate Supporters

Over 5,000 miles from El Monumental Stadium, a group of rabid River Plate fans get together in Williamsburg, Brooklyn to share a few beers, cheer on their favorite team,...
innovative kits

From Beer-Sharing QR Codes to Cutting Edge Materials, How These 5 Innovative Kits Changed the Game

Last week, Forward Madison FC dropped a very innovative alternate kit involving a QR code that connects fans together through sharing beers. Celebrating its release, we decided to take...
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Behind the Design of the New Balance Tekela v3+

With the recent release of the New Balance Tekela v3+, we get an inside glimpse at the boot’s design process from NB senior developer of football footwear Harrison Cook.  It’s...
the hand of god streetwear

How The Hand of God Combines Rococo Art Elegance, Maradona’s Edge, and Classic Streetwear Design

Plenty of streetwear labels have taken influence from the beautiful game, including The Hand of God. But the brand's secret sauce lies in an additional muse — the elegance...
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Heard on the Street: Football Fans Unite for the MLS All-Star Game

MLS All-Star hit Los Angeles with three days of events, activations, and of course, the actual match between the best players from MLS and Liga MX. We were on...
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Grassroots Mission, Global Impact: The Girls United FA Story

With branches in England and Mexico, Girls United FA is a uniquely grassroots-yet-global organization. We get to know how it has impacted the lives of over 1,000 girls worldwide.  In...
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A Look at COPA’s New Film and TV-Inspired Collection

A leader in the growing field of retro football, COPA’s latest collection enters a new field — the world of film and TV. We take a look at the...
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8 Albums We’re Still Waiting For in 2021

We've received a few of the albums we were eagerly anticipating back in 2019 and 2020, but as always, there's still more to look forward to. From announced projects...
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