What is promotion and relegation?

Promotion and relegation is one of the key mechanics across much of the global sport called soccer. But what is pro/rel, as it's commonly abbreviated? If you're a new fan, especially coming from American sports, you might be completely unfamiliar with the concept. What is promotion and relegation? At the most basic level, promotion and […]

Leagues: EPL

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Meteoric rise of City's Rico Lewis

The Manchester City academy is quickly earning the title of one of the best academies in Europe. Phil Foden and Cole Palmer are currently jostling for first-team minutes, while players like Kasper Schmeichel, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Joey Barton have all played in the academy at one point or another. The prestigious club may have another […]

FA Cup

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Everyone can’t stop talking about Wrexham, even The Athletic

It seems that everyone can't stop talking about Wrexham, even MLS’s favorite publication The Athletic. Writer Pablo Maurer asked Wrexham advisor to the board Shaun Harvey why soccer fans would prefer an FA Cup match with Wrexham over an MLS one. “It’s flattering from our perspective,” said Harvey. “It’s because it isn’t usual. It isn’t […]


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Deal Alert: New offers from Peacock, Paramount and Sling

If you’re looking for good deals, here are a few we want to bring to your attention. Any chance to save money is welcome. With the following deals can help watch the Premier League, Serie A, the Champions League, Scottish Premiership and more. Moreover, many of these deals expire within a couple weeks. Therefore, jump […]


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Wrexham FA Cup replay added to ESPN2 vs Sheffield United

The magical Wrexham FA Cup run continues to enthrall soccer fans in the United States. And the hype of everyone's new favorite Welsh side has led to next week's Wrexham FA Cup replay airing on ESPN2, as well as ESPN+. The move to the big cable network comes after the initial FA Cup 4th Round […]


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Christian Pulisic could be nearing end of Chelsea journey

January has now passed and Christian Pulisic is still contracted to Chelsea, but is the American’s time at Stamford Bridge realistically up? The London club has been on a mesmeric spending spree this winter, with Todd Boehly looking to secure lots of players on long-term contracts to assist with FFP regulations. Whether or not this […]

Apple TV

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MLS Season Pass FAQ: Answering your questions

In the 2023 campaign, Major League Soccer has moved its entire streaming output to Apple. As a result, games are now on Apple's MLS Season Pass. To explain how it all works, we've written this detailed MLS Season Pass. MLS Season Pass covers every single game, both regular season and postseason, for the Major League […]


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US Soccer needs to make Folarin Balogun a top target for USMNT

Folarin Balogun leads Ligue Un in goals. He is ahead of Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Jonathan David and Alexandre Lacazette. After 20 appearances in France's top flight, Balogun has 14 goals. Moreover, he is doing this with Reims, a traditionally bottom-half-of-the-table team. He is on loan from Arsenal. For good measure, Reims has 26 […]

Reader Mailbag

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Reader Mailbag: Answers to your soccer streaming questions

It's World Soccer Talk Reader Mailbag time again. This week, we're talking FA Cup and Championship on ESPN+, soccer on HBO Max, and the FIFA Women's World Cup on FOX. Don't forget to add any questions you might have about soccer and/or streaming in the comments below, and we'll do our best to answer those […]


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Arsenal sign Jorginho from rivals Chelsea for $12 million

Arsenal have secured the signing of Jorginho from Chelsea. The deal will cost around $12 million up front, with another $2.5 million in possible ad-ons. Jorginho played over 200 total matches with the Blues, winning some significant silverware in the process. The Italian international collected Champions League and Europa League trophies with Chelsea. The Gunners […]

Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia to sponsor Women's World Cup raises questions

Saudi Arabia is on the sponsorship board for the upcoming Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. The country's tourism board, Visit Saudi, is a sponsor for the tournament, says David Ornstein of The Athletic. Note that this is not tied to FIFA's official sponsors. Those sponsors, such as Coca-Cola or Adidas are long-term […]