copa libertadores

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...
2022-23 kits

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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The 5 Best Non-Big 6 Kits in the 2022-23 English Premier League

With the 2022-23 English Premier League season under way, we take a look at some of the best kits from clubs outside of the top six.  Far too often, it...
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The Tailgate Experience: Real Madrid-Juventus at a Packed Rose Bowl

Over 93,000 fans packed the Rose Bowl to watch Real Madrid take on Juventus as part of the Soccer Champions Tour. The Washed-Up Crew was on the scene to...
football transfers

The Evolving Landscape of Football Transfer Journalism

The ubiquity of social media has changed the way we operate as a society. One less major (depending on who you ask) symptom of this is football transfer reporting....
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Premier League 2022-23: Early Bird Predictions and What to Make of the USMNT Players This Season

The English Premier League is back. We get a proper preview of the world's top flight with the help of ESPN Argentina research analyst and EPL expert Rosario Pompizzi.  After...
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The Death of ‘Més Que Un Club’: Why It’s No Longer Possible to Love FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona's dire financial situation has led to some massive changes within the club, but none are bigger than the shift in its identity. It used to be possible...
2002 world cup

20 Years On: Revisiting the Underrated 2002 Japan/Korea World Cup

Now more than 20 years removed from the first World Cup in the 21st century, we take a look back at the 2002 World Cup hosted by Japan and...
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The Nike Mercurial vs. adidas F50: What’s the Greatest Speed Boot of All Time?

Nike vs. adidas is a debate for the ages, and in the world of football boots it's no different. We take a look at both brands' most iconic boots...
retro third kits

5 Retro Third Kits We’d Love to See Return

There's nothing like a well executed, out-of-the-box third kit. We take a look at a handful of fantastic designs that would be more than warmly received if they were...
kit crossovers

Kits By Association: 5 Club/Country Crossovers We’d Love to See

As new kit season continues to both surprise and disappoint us, we explore the idea of clubs using their team identities and player nationalities as inspiration for their jerseys.  Many...
sacramento republic fc us open cup semifinals

Cupset City: Sacramento Republic FC’s Unlikely Run to the US Open Cup Semifinals Is a Big Deal

As Sacramento Republic FC prepares for its U.S. Open Cup semifinal match against MLS side Sporting Kansas City, we take a look at the club's upset-laden run in the...
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Previewing the EURO 2022 Quarterfinals

After a jam-packed group stage, only eight teams remain at the 2022 EUROs. We preview the quarterfinal slate of matches, choosing the most thrilling, boring, and upset-worthy games, in...
espanyol femeni

Life Comes at You Fast: The Rise and Astounding Fall of Espanyol Femení

Often referred to as Barcelona's "other" team, there was a time when Espanyol Femení was at the pinnacle of women's football in Spain. We take a look at the...
icarus cup

The 5 Best Kits at the Icarus Cup

Icarus hosted its second annual Icarus Cup last weekend, so it's only right that we took a look at the five best kits worn at the tournament. Building on...
soccer books

The Urban Pitch Summer Reading List

From tactical breakdowns to deep dives on football culture, these are the books we'll be reading before the summer ends.  The summer months of a World Cup year are typically...
bol trinidad and tobago

An Exclusive Premiere of BOL Football’s Trinidad and Tobago Third Kit

  With a striking design inspired by the country's rich culture, we are proud to exclusively present the BOL Football Trinidad and Tobago third kit, along with a showcase of...
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