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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 […]

Arsenal

/ 3 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: EPL

/ 3 days ago

NBC's Premier League Fan Fest a huge hit in Orlando, Florida

NBC's Premier League Fan Fest in Orlando, Florida was a tremendous success by any measurement. This was the eighth one that the broadcaster has held in the United States. And judging by the numbers, it may be the best one yet. In what is now becoming a must-see event on the US soccer calendar each […]

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 […]

Reader Mailbag

/ 4 days ago

Reader Mailbag: Answering your soccer questions

It's time for another edition of the World Soccer Talk Reader Mailbag. This week, we tackle US Open Cup coverage, the Premier League Fan Fest, CONCACAF, Serie A and the FIFA Club World Cup. Don't forget to add any new questions you might have in the comments below, and we'll do our best to answer […]

Book Review

/ 5 days ago

"Football in the Middle East": Book review

Due to the myriad ethical, moral, and logistical issues, the 2022 World Cup left one very important question unanswered: was the World Cup an appropriate celebration of Middle Eastern soccer? Seeing Morocco advance to the semifinals and Saudi Arabia giving Argentina its only blemish suggested that, yes, the World Cup was a coming out for Middle Eastern […]

Book Review

/ 5 days ago

The Beautiful Poetry of Football Commentary: Book review

How do they do it? When confronted with a dramatic situation for our favorite club or a stressful moment in an engaging match, we usually regress to unintelligible sounds or a series of annoying semi-connected syllables. Broadcasters, conversely, not only need to keep their cool and convey the moment, but transmit the gravity of what is going […]

United States

/ 8 days ago

10 US cities USMNT plays at most often

One of the myriad of issues US Soccer has faced in recent times is the perception by the fan base that the federation only plays USMNT home games in a select few cities. USMNT attendance in 2022 seems to suggest a level of frustration and burnout of the same venues. But does the perception match […]

Bayern Munich

/ 9 days ago

Bundesliga returns with clubs targeting Bayern's hegemony

Fans of German soccer await as the Bundesliga returns on Friday night. RB Leipzig welcomes Bayern Munich to close a harsh intermission of international failure from Germany. Germany and Europe have experienced a record mild winter, but there was just enough snow for national captain Manuel Neuer to break his leg while skiing. The Bayern […]

Turner Sports

/ 11 days ago

Inside the NBA crew practices penalties before USWNT debut

The Inside the NBA crew may be full of hall of fame basketball players, but their soccer penalties could use some work. On Monday night's edition of Inside the NBA, former USMNT defender Demarcus Beasley and USWNT World Cup winner Julie Foudy joined the show. The pair went on to promote TNT and Warner Bros. […]

Reader Mailbag

/ 12 days ago

Reader Mailbag: Streaming answers plus call for questions

In this week's Reader Mailbag, we answer questions that range from Ligue 1, Paramount+ as well as a CONMEBOL championship tournament. Before we jump into the answers to your questions, be sure to post new questions in the comments section below. Then, every Tuesday, we’ll answer your questions in the Reader Mailbag column. Nosferatu: Why does Paramount+ […]