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Kyle Fansler

STORIES BY Kyle Fansler

Most predictable soccer leagues in Europe ranked

Parity in soccer is not exactly commonplace. Some leagues have it, others have less. It is part of the excitement in all leagues, though. In fact, a lack of competitive nature makes those shock runs at titles or European spots that much more exciting. A team challenging Bayern Munich for the Bundesliga, albeit rare, is […]

CONCACAF

/ 2 days ago

Conmebol and Concacaf's new club competition is fascinating

Tucked away in the last paragraph of the press release about Copa America returning to the United States was arguably the biggest news of the day. Conmebol and Concacaf have decided to create a brand-new final four tournament between the best teams from Copa Libertadores versus Concacaf Champions League. The club angle of the Conmebol-Concacaf […]

Brian McBride

/ 3 days ago

US Soccer parts ways with Earnie Stewart and Brian McBride

US Soccer announced Sporting Director Earnie Stewart and USMNT General Manager Brian McBride are leaving the federation. Stewart will move to Eredivisie club PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, the country of his birth and his home as a player. According to US Soccer CEO JT Batson, the decision to overhaul the USMNT and US Soccer […]

Arsenal

/ 4 days ago

Which Premier League clubs have been in the top flight the longest

Some of the clubs in Premier League have the longest stretches of remaining in the top flight. Their period atop English soccer stretches far beyond 1992, which was the inception of the Premier League. For instance, six of the 22 charter members of the Premier League have not exited the competition. Those are Arsenal, Manchester […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 4 days ago

Study: MLS ranked 29th most competitive soccer league in world

Major League Soccer has been working to grow its standing as a top competitive soccer league in the world. Yet, a new study may do damage to that metric. Twenty-First Group is a sports intelligence agency that works to compare leagues across continents. Think of Five Thirty Eight's Global Soccer Rankings. Twenty-First Group wanted to […]

Women's Soccer

/ 5 days ago

Official match ball for the Women's World Cup unveiled

The FIFA Women's World Cup is now just six months away, and fans finally know the official match ball. Nicknamed "OCEAUNZ," it is the ninth successive ball produced by Adidas. However, it maintains some of the same technology from previous balls at the men's and Women's World Cups. For example, a CTR core allows for […]

Everton

/ 5 days ago

Everton for sale as Farhad Moshiri era spirals out of control

A season of change and turmoil continues for Everton as owner Farhad Moshiri puts the club up for sale. Everton, one of the most dysfunctional clubs in the Premier League, are firmly in a relegation scrap. The club just sacked Frank Lampard, failed to appoint a new manager and lost out on Arnaut Danjuma. Now, […]

Juventus

/ 5 days ago

Leeds United interested in signing Weston McKennie

Leeds United is the latest club to express a desire to acquire Juventus midfielder Weston McKennie. In the recent past, Bournemouth and Aston Villa submitted bids to purchase the American. However, he denied the both. He claims the reason is because he wants to join a 'bigger' club, should he move to England. Other interest […]

Fulham

/ 6 days ago

Kane equals Spurs record with winner against Fulham

Harry Kane scored his 266th goal in a Spurs kit against Fulham. The only goal of the game leveled Kane with Jimmy Greaves for the most in Tottenham history. More importantly in the short term, the goal provided Spurs a massive three points against a London rival. It solidifies Tottenham's spot in fifth place, three […]

benfica

/ 6 days ago

Chelsea chasing Enzo Fernández and Moisés Caicedo deals

Chelsea is not done with its January shopping spree, and Enzo Fernández and Moisés Caicedo are next on the wish list. The pair of midfielders play for Benfica and Brighton respectively. According to The Guardian, Todd Boehly and company want to shore up the midfield with what could be two expensive signings. Chelsea already submitted […]

Arsenal

/ 6 days ago

Arsenal interested in signing Weston McKennie, report says

The league leaders in the Premier League, Arsenal, could make a move to shore up its midfield with American talent Weston McKennie. The Gunners, which recently extended a lead at the top of the table, are making a push to the title. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport in Italy, McKennie would welcome a move […]

United States

/ 6 days ago

US Soccer puts historic Chicago headquarters up for sale

US Soccer put up the two buildings it used as headquarters in Chicago for sale. The historic location, named the Kimball House and the Coleman House, are for sale worth a combined $4.2 million. The houses are located on Chicago's South loop, which is not far from Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Fire and […]

Everton

/ 6 days ago

Everton sack Frank Lampard with Toffees in relegation zone

After falling to West Ham on Saturday, Everton relieved manager Frank Lampard of his post. The Toffees are in 19th place, level on points with bottom-of-the-table Southampton. Everton's three wins are the lowest in the Premier League this campaign. The sacking of Frank Lampard is not necessarily a surprise. Everton narrowly escaped the drop last […]

EPL commentators on NBC: Jan. 21 to 23

Is there a title race that actually includes both Manchester clubs? Based on form, maybe and maybe not. Yes, Manchester United is humming and City is still there towards the top. However, no team has been able to slow down Arsenal. While United gets the credit for an unbeaten run of six games that rocketed […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 10 days ago

Premier League Transfer Deadline Day available to fans in USA

The Premier League transfer deadline day coverage is on the schedule for fans in the USA. The coverage is coming over from Sky Sports. This mirrors what NBC did for the summer transfer deadline back in August 2022. Coverage of the Premier League transfer deadline day is on Jan. 31 from noon to 7 p.m. […]

Apple TV

/ 10 days ago

Ted Lasso season three details announced

In Spring 2023, Apple TV+ releases season three of its hit TV show Ted Lasso. The two-time Emmy-Award-winning show captured hearts beyond just soccer fans. Now, it enters what could be its final season. Season two left fans on a cliffhanger. Spoilers ahead, if you have not already watched seasons one and two. We highly […]

Jose Mourinho

/ 10 days ago

US Soccer wants José Mourinho as next head coach

US Soccer has placed José Mourinho on its list of potential head coaches for the United States Men's National Team, according to a newspaper report. The federation also reportedly named Zinedine Zidane on that list, but the Frenchman 'politely declined' the opportunity. Currently, US Soccer named Anthony Hudson as the interim head coach of the […]

Atlanta United FC

/ 11 days ago

Inter Miami signs Atlanta United star Josef Martínez

Fresh off making its playoff debut last season, Inter Miami acquired star forward Josef Martínez. Martínez is a former MLS MVP and MLS Cup Champion with Atlanta United. However, Atlanta exercised an offseason buyout of Josef Martínez following a fallout with the club despite a massive fan base. Now, the Venezuelan joins an Inter Miami […]

New Zealand

/ 11 days ago

USWNT rides second-half surge to defeat New Zealand

The United States Women's National Team played its first game of 2023 down under, picking up a comfortable win over New Zealand, 4-0. The Football Ferns are co-hosts of the 2023 Women's World Cup with Australia. Therefore, it was a sensible friendly for both involved. Then, for much of the first half, New Zealand did […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 12 days ago

British billionaire confirms interest in buying Manchester United

After the Glazer family announced plans to sell Manchester United, Sir Jim Ratcliffe threw his name in the ring as a potential buyer. Ratcliffe is among the richest men in the United Kingdom, amassing his wealth primarily through chemical company Ineos. Ratcliffe is familiar with owning a soccer club. CUrrently, his company owns Nice in […]