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American Professional Soccer is Basically That Cringeworthy, Rich, and Dysfunctional Family

Major League Soccer recently announced the launch of a third division league set to start in 2022. It is being touted as a bridge...

Lionel Messi’s Historic Run at Barcelona is Over…But Who is to...

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta made the shock announcement that negotiations to keep Lionel Messi at the...

The Death of a Brand: A Look Into the Fall of...

Eleven years ago, the New York Cosmos returned from the ashes of the old NASL to reestablish themselves in the modern era of American...

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...

Inter Miami Brazenly Cheated MLS Rules…But Was It So Wrong?

MLS first introduced the designated player rule in 2007 in order to give clubs more flexibility to sign lucrative deals with marquee players. It...

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...

The 2021 MLS Primeblue Kits Once Again Shine a Light on...

They're made for a great cause, and look good enough on their own, but the 2021 MLS Primeblue kits represent an ongoing problem throughout...

The Columbus Crew Rebrand Fiasco Exposes the Disconnect Between MLS Owners...

After unveiling a new crest and changing its name from “Columbus Crew SC” to “Columbus SC,” there was an outpouring of negative reaction from...

A Conversation With Ted Westervelt, Pro/Rel USA’s Most Outspoken Crusader

In the contentious #ProRelforUSA landscape on social media, one voice is the loudest, if not the most consistent: Ted Westervelt. We sat down with...

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...

Improving the MLS TV Experience

Ahead of the 2021 MLS season, staff writers Jeremy Rist and Kyle Scoble explore how the league can entice a larger audience by upgrading...

Why Canada Isn’t Ready For a Rumored Second Division

While it may seem like a good idea on paper, adding a second division to the Canada soccer landscape now could potentially be catastrophic.  In...

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 2021 MLS Kit Edition

It's that time of year again. Spring is in the air, pre-season training is underway, and a new MLS season is almost upon us....

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...

Screwston FC is For Houston, By Houston

In addition to paying tribute to Houston icon DJ Screw, Screwston FC's upcoming kit is a talisman that unites the city through two of...

Urban Picks: Hunter Sulte’s Journey From Alaska to MLS

Our latest installment of Urban Picks highlights Hunter Sulte, a recent Portland Timbers homegrown signing. We get a look at the young keeper's soccer...

Why Promotion and Relegation is Overrated and a Closed System is...

The sentimental idea behind promotion and relegation seems fair, good-natured, and based upon a system of meritocracy. In practice, this is a complete fallacy...

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...

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