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It’s Wilfried Nancy’s Time

Set to play in his second final in as many seasons with the Columbus Crew, Wilfried Nancy has become the standard amongst MLS managers. But how he get here?  CONCACAF...
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The Footy-Hoops Crossover Phenomenon

As soccer's influence on American culture continues to rise, we've seen an increased amount of crossovers between the beautiful game and basketball.  Last week, Nike unveiled a new edition of...
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Real Madrid: The Inevitable Kings of Europe

With yet another UEFA Champions League final appearance in their sights, Real Madrid have proven time and again that they are an immovable object in the tournament. Real Madrid...
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The Top 12 Young Players of the 2024 Copa Libertadores

The Copa Libertadores is hitting its stride, and just like every year, the competition is loaded with young talents that are poised to break out as the sport's next...
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The Expanded 2025 Club World Cup: An Underdog’s Opportunity

Next summer, we'll be seeing an expanded 32-team FIFA Club World Cup hit American shores. But is this just another ploy from FIFA to line its pockets with more...
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From the Horrors of Neverkusen to Bundesliga Champions

Ending Bayern Munich's 11-year reign atop the Bundesliga would've been an impressive accomplishment on its own, but for Bayer Leverkusen, their 2024 league title exorcises demons that have lived...
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Football Beefs: A Pair of Managerial Feuds That Rival the Current Kendrick Lamar-Drake Rivalry

One-on-one beefs are just one thing that football and rap have in common, and with the massive ongoing Kendrick Lamar vs. Drake spat stealing plenty of hip-hop headlines, we...
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The Obsession Over Pro-Rel in the United States: Will It Ever Work?

The idea of promotion and relegation is one of the major talking points of a select group of soccer fans in the United States. In the long run, it...
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For Inter Miami, It’s So Far, So Good

After 10 games of the 2024 Major League Soccer season, Inter Miami has proven to be a winner in MLS. But some serious questions still surround Tata Martino's side...
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A UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals for the Ages

It was one of the most memorable UEFA Champions League quarterfinal rounds in recent memory. Get a rundown of all the action and biggest storylines in addition to a...
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Kit Design Faux Pas: Football Shirts That Brewed Up a Storm

From wild design innovations to mistakes and creative advertising methods, we've seen some wild kit faux pas over the years.  There has been plenty of innovation and revolution in the...
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How the Stateside Preseason Tour Became Ubiquitous Among Europe’s Top Clubs

Every summer, prior to the start of a new season, Europe's top clubs take a tour around the world, in part for players to prepare for the upcoming campaign...
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How Barcelona Has Been Cashing in On Front-of-Shirt Sponsors

Desperately in need of new sources of income, FC Barcelona has turned to its lucrative sponsorship deal with Spotify to help not only sell more kits, but to increase...
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Alyssa Naeher Has Put the USWNT on Her Back

Long established as the best American goalkeeper of her generation, 35-year-old Alyssa Naeher seems to only keep getting better. In the world of sports, flash almost always outshines grit. And...
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AS Roma Have Perfected the Derby Kit

The Derby della Capitale is one of football's fiercest rivalries, and AS Roma have honored the match's importance by introducing a special kit for the occasion multiple times in...
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A Dive Into the 2024 Canadian Premier League Kits

The Canadian Premier League season is about to kick off — which means we got a new set of kits from all eight teams. We take a dive into...
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The UP 2024 Copa America Preview, Pt. 4: Can the USMNT Shock the World?

Rounding out our four-part 2024 Copa America preview, we take a look at the United States, who aren't quite top contenders, but have an outside shot at making a...
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The Best All-Time Kits From the 8 Remaining UEFA Champions League Clubs

With eight heavy hitters remaining in the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League, we dive into each club's kit history to pick out the best shirt from their incredibly deep bags.  We’re...
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All Eyes On El Farolito: Serving Great Food and Tasty ‘Cupsets’

After a pair of big wins in the first two rounds of the U.S. Open Cup, the buzz around amateur side El Farolito SC has spread across the nation....
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The UP 2024 Copa America Preview, Pt. 3: Can a New-Look Brazil Rewrite Recent Disappointments?

On talent alone, Brazil is a candidate to win the 2024 Copa America. However, the five-time FIFA World Cup winners are not in a rosy bracket and could face...