With the 2021 NWSL Playoffs kicking off this weekend, we get you prepped in a bit of a different way — a playlist that represents each of the six clubs that reached the postseason.  The 2021 NWSL season has been...
While the current generation of stars still have plenty left in the tank, a new crop of USWNT players have been developing — and they're now ready to break through.  Death, taxes, and Julie Ertz at holding mid. These resolute...
Released 10 years ago today, Wale's Ambition is worth a revisit. We take a look back at the sophomore album from the DMV rapper, who's a noted sports fanatic and frequent DC United representer.   Wale has built a solid fanbase for himself...
The MLS Designated Player Rule allows clubs the ability to sign expensive players without exceeding the team salary budget. First introduced in 2007, the same year as the original iPhone, it was nicknamed the Beckham Rule. And like Apple's...
As the 2021 MLS season comes to a close, we take a look at how three new LA Galaxy players — Jorge Villafaña, Josh Drack, and Daniel Aguirre — have made their new homes in Los Angeles. While Villafaña...
The United States men's national team sits second in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying, and while fans are waiting for the “Golden Generation” to take flight, a bigger question remains: Who is cultivating the next Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna?  The...
FIFA's push for a biennial World Cup continues to move forward despite pushback from fans, clubs, and players alike. The outrage at the idea is more or less warranted, but if we look at the true motivations of FIFA...
MLS is soon set to enter the world of reality TV. We take a look at several candidates that would surely make for great hosts.  While it may lack the highly publicized intra-team feuds of the NBA, cheating scandals of...
A tradition that dates back to the sport's earliest days, organized supporters' groups are one of the most unique and enthralling parts of the beautiful game. Our latest installment of 'Inherited Culture' explores the South American origins of SGs,...
Kyrie Irving, NBA star of the Brooklyn Nets, has been indefinitely barred from playing or practicing with the team as a result of his decision to not get the COVID-19 vaccine. Although there are other professional athletes across the...
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 if the club has hit the mark this time around....
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 of all of these, but it’s totally OK if you...
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 cornerstone of the country's football culture, and has many hopeful...
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 likely to get CONCACAF'd, in addition to providing an international...
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 said that it’s not what you do, but how you...
The USL and its players association reached an agreement in principle on a collective bargaining agreement for the second-division USL Championship. It is being touted as a landmark achievement for the league. But how does the pay compare against...
In the wake of PSG teaming up with Dior as its official tailor, we take a look at how fashion can expose football clubs to an even bigger audience, and a few luxury collabs we'd like to see next.  Fashion...
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 Atlanta United joined the MLS ranks, the A had a...
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 the problem. Not anger, but disappointment. This was the general sentiment...
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 over-expansion.  Major League Soccer is on course to be a 30-team...