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Championship-or-Bust Expectations Led to the Downfall of Bob Bradley

Since their auspicious beginning, it was clear to all that the bar had been set high for the upstart team. But with this year’s...

Allowing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Leave Has Been MLS’ Worst Mistake

He came with a bang and almost as suddenly left before we could fully comprehend what had happened. Amidst a flurry of outrageous quotes,...

LAFC’s Carlos Vela is a Prime Example of Why the Designated...

The MLS Designated Player Rule allows clubs the ability to sign expensive players without exceeding the team salary budget. First introduced in 2007, the...

Inherited Culture: How Wild and Raucous Supporters’ Groups Have Made Their...

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...

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...

Heard on the Street: Football Fans Unite for the MLS All-Star...

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...

Heard on the Street: At the LAFC x ‘Ted Lasso’ ‘Believe’...

Before last Wednesday's match against Sporting Kansas City, LAFC hosted a Ted Lasso "Believe" fan experience outside Banc of California stadium. Featuring free food,...

From Busan to LA: Kim Moon-Hwan Could Be Just the Spark...

Despite LAFC's uncharacteristically slow start to the season, one bright spot for the club in 2021 has been new signing Kim Moon-Hwan. We sat...

It’s Time to Put the Soccer Versus Football Debate to Bed

The soccer versus football debate has raged on for years, mostly at the expense of American fans. We take a look at the origins...

The MLS Identity Crisis

Now 26 years old, MLS has come a long way from its "just trying to survive" early days. But while the league has built...

6 Ways to Improve the CONCACAF Champions League Experience

Last week, we took a look at some of the reasons why we love the CONCACAF Champions League. We now shift our focus to...

Five Burning Questions Heading Into the 2021 MLS Season

With the 2021 MLS season kicking off this weekend, we take a look at some of the campaign's most compelling storylines in eager anticipation....

Three Simple Reasons Why Promotion and Relegation Will Never Happen in...

One of the most common criticisms in regards to soccer in America is the lack of a promotion and relegation system that is quite...

The Angel City FC Experience, or How to Build a Soccer...

With just over a year until it makes its long-anticipated NWSL debut, it's an exciting time for Angel City FC. We take a look...

I Quit Corporate America to Pursue My Passion (This is What...

In 2015, I made a life-altering decision to quit my job and leave corporate America for good. I went from a secure career that...

The Rebrand Blueprint: What Clubs Get Both Right and Horribly Wrong

A brand goes deeper than just a logo and color scheme. With several MLS franchises recently undergoing rebrands, we examine the ones that both...

Staff Picks: Soccer Resolutions We’d Love to See in 2021

As the new year has dawned, we break down some soccer resolutions we're hopeful for in 2021. NeW yEAr, nEW mE. The loads of challenges...

Stix’s ‘For Los Angeles’ Is a Unique Tribute to LAFC’s Supporter...

Two weeks ago, Watts native Stix blessed fans with For Los Angeles, a new album entirely dedicated to LAFC and the club's culture. We...

Cousin Feo and Lord Juco Link Up With Big Ghost to...

Closing out the year with a bang, Cousin Feo and Lord Juco have teamed up with underground producer extraordinaire Big Ghost to bring their...

The Urban Pitch 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs Guide: Storylines to Watch...

From top storylines to spicy hot takes, we break down what to look forward to throughout the upcoming 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs. What was easily...

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