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kyle fansler

Kyle Fansler is a writer and editor from St. Petersburg, FL. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunication from the University of Florida. While being a fan of the global game, Kyle supports FC Barcelona. In his time away from writing, Kyle plays in two soccer leagues with friends from his area.

STORIES BY kyle fansler

Legacy of USMNT defender Jimmy Banks carries on after passing

Jimmy Banks, a former USMNT defender who played at the World Cup in 1990, passed away in 2019, but his legacy lives on. A native of Milwaukee, WI, Banks spent most of his life in the Midwest. His playing days stuck around indoor soccer with the Milwaukee Wave. The Wave is still in action today, […]

AC Milan

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Grading the headline USMNT transfers in Europe this season

In the summer of 2023, there were ample transfers involving players in the USMNT squad throughout Europe. Goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards were the subject of moves. Also, these players either left or joined clubs in each of the top-five leagues in Europe. For some, these moves have worked well. Not only has their form […]

EPL commentators on NBC: March 2 to 4

A full 10-game slate of games graces TV screens this weekend as all 20 Premier League teams are in action. It is the final third of the season, and the title race is razor-thin. Several key matchups this weekend could go a long way in determining the eventual champions of the Premier League, as well […]

Copa America

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Mexico tickets for Copa America: Schedule, dates, host cities

Mexico will be one of the teams with droves of fans looking for tickets during the Copa America in the United States. Not only is the Mexico National Team one of the contenders to go on a run through the knockout stages. The popularity of El Tri in the United States is something that has […]


/ 4 days ago

Chelsea escapes with win over Leeds to reach FA Cup last eight

The round of 16 in the FA Cup concluded on Wednesday, and one game that stood out was Chelsea hosting Leeds. Even though this was a match involving teams from different divisions, the storylines were there. Chelsea, coming off its League Cup Final loss against Liverpool, was desperate for a bounce-back victory. That would not […]


/ 5 days ago

Argentina tickets for games in USA: Schedule, dates, host cities

Defending World Cup champion Argentina is playing many games in the United States this year, and fans can get tickets now. In total, La Albiceleste is playing seven games in two sets of friendlies and the 2024 Copa America. Based on the side's performance in its defense of the Copa America this summer, that number […]

Leagues: MLS

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How the number of pro soccer teams in the USA compares to abroad

As of 2024, ninety-four men's soccer teams in the United States are designated as professional. That spans Major League Soccer, the USL Championship, MLS Next Pro, NISA, and USL League One. Granted, it does not include all of MLS Next Pro, because many teams in that division are reserves. While 94 professional men's teams are […]


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USL signs new multi-year deal with ESPN ahead of 2024 season

The United Soccer League, or USL, signed a multi-year broadcasting deal with ESPN just before the beginning of the 2024 campaign. The deal encompasses both the USL Championship and USL League One. It does not cover every game across the two divisions. Still, the deal allows ESPN to promote the competitions that rank as the […]

Kevin de Bruyne

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Kevin De Bruyne considers move to MLS or Saudi Arabia

Kevin De Bruyne is arguably the best midfielder in the world, a status the Belgian has held for over the last five years. That popularity has made him stand out with Manchester City, and it has made him the dream signing for various clubs across the globe. Few would be able to compete with Manchester […]

Mexico defeats USWNT in W Gold Cup for historic result

The Mexico Women's National Team picked up a monumental win over the USWNT to round out the group stage in the 2024 W Gold Cup. The Americans had already clinched a spot in the knockout stage, which means it did not have much to play for. However, a dominant performance ensured La Tri finished as […]


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Barcelona strips Dani Alves of legendary player status

FC Barcelona has removed Dani Alves from its designation as a legendary player in the club's lore. The Brazilian defender, who played for the Catalan club for nine seasons in two stints, won 23 team trophies with Barcelona during his time in Spain. Yet, the Brazilian was found guilty of rape. Authorities sentenced Alves to […]

Leagues: USL

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USL team unveils US Open Cup 'Magic of the Cup' shirt

The US Open Cup will look different in 202, but that has not stopped Orange County SC from releasing a special shirt for the tournament. There will not be the full array of MLS teams competing in 2024, much to the frustration of many soccer fans in the United States. Yet, the tournament will still […]


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Chelsea puts Pochettino on the hot seat by picking replacements

The League Cup Final loss against Liverpool has not gone well for Chelsea, which is now considering replacements for Mauricio Pochettino. The Argentine is only in his first season at Stamford Bridge, having taken over in the summer. Yet, Chelsea is not immune to managerial changes. Last season, four managers had stints in charge, albeit […]

Leagues: EPL

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Liverpool USA tour 2024: Tickets and schedule

Liverpool is making its return stateside with a tour of the USA in the summer of 2024. Currently, Liverpool has two games scheduled against familiar foes. However, the Reds are making appearances at two massive stadiums that it has never played at. The first opponent is Arsenal, with the two Premier League contenders battling in […]

Nottingham Forest FFP charges appeal to begin next week

Nottingham Forest will begin the appeal process to the Premier League charging the club with violations of financial fair play. Currently, there is no punishment that Forest knows of, but the precedent has been set via Everton. Originally, the Premier League brandished a record-breaking 10-point deduction for the Toffees. On Monday, the Premier League lessened […]


/ 6 days ago

Arsenal USA tour 2024: Tickets and schedule

Among the clubs making a trip to the USA this summer, Arsenal is making a tour stateside with several marquee games in 2024. Currently, there are only two games on the Gunners' schedule in the summer of 2024. Both of those are against fellow Premier League giants. The games happen at the end of July […]


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Alphonso Davies verbally agrees to join Real Madrid

Star Bayern Munich full-back Alphonso Davies has verbally agreed to join Real Madrid. Davies, arguably the best left-back in the world, has long been the subject of rumors on a potential move. As there are few clubs to move up to from Bayern Munich, the Canadian is making the switch to Spain. However, the timing […]

Leagues: EPL

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Manchester United USA Tour 2024: Tickets and schedule

For the second summer running, Manchester United is making a tour of the USA in 2024 to play a series of friendlies against other clubs. Fans already know several of the opponents. For example, Erik ten Hag's Red Devils are playing rivals Arsenal and Liverpool in the United States. More games will follow, but fans […]


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Everton points penalty reduced to six, additional charges loom

Everton received good news on Monday morning when the Premier League reduced its points penalty to just six. Previously, the league charged the Toffees with a 10-point deduction for violations of the profitability and sustainability (PSR) rules. Everton's net losses over three years exceeded the league's maximum of $134 million. As a result, the points […]

Apple TV

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How to get MLS Season Pass without T-Mobile offer

T-Mobile wireless customers no longer have MLS Season Pass for free, but there are other ways to save on the Major League Soccer streaming platform. In the debut season of Apple's service, having free access would have been a major bonus for T-Mobile users. There is no way of telling how many people used T-Mobile's […]