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Where Does Football Go From Here?

When a new world champion is crowned in Qatar this December, it might also be the final whistle on the beautiful game as we know it.  Soccer is only now...
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The Complicated Neymar Legacy

After another early exit in the UEFA Champions League with PSG, and with rumors swirling around a possible departure following this season, we take a look at Neymar's...
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What’s Wrong With Inter Miami? A Supporters’ View of the Crisis at David Beckham’s Club

Inter Miami has started yet another underwhelming MLS campaign with no real clear direction, and those in the Vice City 1896 supporters' group are beginning to wonder if the...
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The State of the Canadian Premier League: Ups, Downs, and Everything In Between

The Canadian Premier League season is upon us. We take a look at the state of the young league now heading into a crucial fourth year — the good,...
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Previewing the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup: The Who, How, and What (Maybe)

Set to commence this weekend, we preview the always action-packed NWSL Challenge Cup. In a couple of days, meaningful NWSL action returns to a pitch near you. That we’d...
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For Better and For Worse, Roman Abramovich Ushered in a Defining Era for the World’s Game

With the Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea all but over, we look back at the owner's impact — both positive and negative — on the world of football.  On March...
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4 Ways to Improve the FIFA Club World Cup

It may not carry the prestige of other major tournaments, but that doesn't mean the FIFA Club World Cup should go unnoticed by as many fans as it does....
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How ‘Mario Strikers: Battle League’ Can Shake Up the Soccer Video Game Landscape

It's not a traditional soccer game, but that's the point. The upcoming release of Mario Strikers: Battle League brings a much-needed return to ultra-replayable, arcade-like sports video games.  For many, EA Sports'...
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Attempting to Predict the Chaos of the CONCACAF Champions Leauge Quarterfinals

The 2022 CCL continues this week with the start of the two-leg quarterfinal matchups. There are four MLS teams still in competition, and they each have their own scenarios...
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Urban Lens: The Frigid Pitches of Sweden Through the Eyes of Pro Footballer and Photographer Pato Jerzak

Pro footballer and photographer Pato Jerzak gives us a first-person recounting of what it was like playing in frigid temperatures in Sweden from the youth to pro ranks, both...
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Looking Back at the Mundialito, the 1980 Powerhouse Tournament Forgotten By History

From December 30, 1980 to January 10, 1981, five of the six World Cup-winning countries at the time played in a mini tournament of champions to celebrate the 50th...
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7 Footballers Who’d Be Perfect Fits at Donda Sports

Recently announcing his Donda Sports imprint, we take a look at a handful of footballers who'd be fitting signings to Kanye West's new venture.  Kanye West has been making headlines...
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Aubameyang and Arsenal Had Plenty of Chemistry, but Terrible Timing

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first few years in North London started off auspiciously enough, but it quickly devolved from there, ending recently with his move to Barcelona. We recount the striker's...
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7 Hypothetical Brand-Footballer Sponsorships We’d Love to See

From Nike and adidas to Red Bull and Beats by Dre, there's been plenty of iconic footballer advertisements over the years. However — we're more interested in the bizarre...
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10 Young Players Ready to Take Over MLS

The 27th season of Major League Soccer is set to kick off on February 26th. Here are 10 young talents to watch throughout the year. The 2022 MLS season is...
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Are They Who We Thought They Were? The Reputation and Reality of the UEFA Champions League Final 16

With the UEFA Champions League knockout stage kicking off this week, we examine the past and present of all 16 clubs remaining. On Tuesday and Wednesday evening across Europe, the...
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Golaco Kits and the Tantalizing Allure of Retro Football

John Michael Hickey and Matteo Trevisani's dream to own a bar fell through during the pandemic, but that idea evolved into something new. Through Golaco Kits, they turned to...
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The Greatest World Cup Kit Templates of All Time

Regardless of your feelings towards football shirt templates, it is undeniable that we've seen some of the best on the world's biggest stage — The World Cup. With the...
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CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying: What Will It Mean For Each Nation to Punch Its Ticket to Qatar?

Another exciting CONCACAF World Cup qualifying window wrapped up last week, and with only one window remaining, it's a sprint to the finish between five nations in the always...
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The Shifting Landscape of Football Boot Releases

Remember when we were seemingly getting new football boot releases or colorway packs every other month? We take a look at the shift in the boot market over the...
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