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Florian Wirtz leads Leverkusen as best young player in Europe

The modern era of European soccer has put a premium on young players dominating. In Spain, Lamine Yamal, Pau Cubarsi and the rest of the La Masia graduates have helped turn a dire situation around at Barcelona. The Premier League has seen players like Cole Palmer, Kobbie Mainoo, Alejandro Garnacho and Harvey Elliott. Yet, 20-year-old […]

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/ 1 day ago

Premier League title race comes down to one deciding factor

It’s nothing new to say that goals win games. This season’s title race, however, perhaps more than ever, underlines the idea that clinical finishing and the lack of it can prove the crucial factor in defining a season’s campaign. Going into last weekend’s fixtures, leaders Arsenal and Liverpool boasted the best goals scored record in […]

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/ 2 days ago

MLS designated players not fulfilling the league's goals

Major League Soccer launched the 'designated players' rule in 2007 to allow David Beckham to join the league. Despite several changes, the rule's purpose stayed the same: attract international stars who require major wages without going against the salary cap that instills parity in Major League Soccer. The current iteration of the rule states that […]

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/ 2 days ago

Wrexham more popular than every MLS team except Inter Miami

According to Google, Wrexham AFC is more popular than every MLS team in the United States except Inter Miami. The 2024 data is from Google Trends, Google's website that analyzes the popularity of top search queries in Google Search across various regions and languages. Owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, Wrexham AFC […]

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/ 3 days ago

Will Leverkusen title win help Bundesliga growth in USA?

Bayer Leverkusen broke its dud by winning the Bundesliga for the first time in its history this weekend. An undefeated season under Xabi Alonso has the German outfit playing as one of the best soccer teams in the world, let alone Germany. While adding the Meisterschale is great for the club, the Bundesliga is hoping […]

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/ 3 days ago

Is the Premier League title race over? Our thoughts

The makeup of the Premier League title race changed drastically at the weekend. Manchester City's as-expected win over Luton Town preceded shocking home defeats from both Liverpool and Arsenal. The Reds fell to Crystal Palace by a single goal. Then, on Sunday, Unai Emery exacted revenge on Arsenal by leading Aston Villa to a 2-0 […]

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/ 15 days ago

Top soccer leagues in the world as ranked by Opta

One of the soccer fans' favorite things to debate is how strong one league is compared to another. A club winning La Liga, such as Real Madrid this season, is not the same task as one of the three clubs battling it out in the Premier League. Given the differences in the quality of the […]

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/ 16 days ago

Why Barcelona needs Xavi to stay despite desire to leave the club

The impending departure of Xavi from Barcelona has several key ramifications. For one, the club is losing an icon because he claims it will release the tension within the club, perhaps attributing the massive pressure of managing Barcelona to personal struggles. This also means Barcelona will be back in the market for a manager. Whoever […]

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/ 16 days ago

Real Madrid's investment in youth works better than Galacticos

Real Madrid made headlines in the early 2000s as it bought major star after major star. David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo and Luis Figo assembled an all-star team wearing Real Madrid's famous white kit. Yet, that cast did not have the success that its transfer fees and wages. That relative failure, and the ending of […]

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/ 17 days ago

MLS breaks into top 10 strongest leagues in the world

Major League Soccer (MLS) continues to climb up the list of the best leagues in the world, largely as a credit to success in the Leagues Cup. In August 2023, British sports analytics company Opta ranked MLS the 29th strongest division in the world of soccer. By the fall, MLS halved that ranking to reach […]

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/ 23 days ago

Bukayo Saka needs trophies to establish world-class status

Bukayo Saka has spent the last three years establishing himself as one of the best players in the Premier League. The Arsenal winger regularly ranks toward the top in goals across the league, and his ability to provide is also strong. He bumped up his assist and goal tallies in each of the last three […]