American Soccer

/ 43 days ago

Messi, like Pele, can leave a historic legacy on American soccer

Nearly 50 years before Lionel Messi joined Inter Miami, the world's greatest soccer player at the time, Pele, shocked the world by coming out of retirement to sign with the North American Soccer League's New York Cosmos. These two transfers, separated by five decades, provide an intriguing comparison of the influence of global superstars. That […]

Diego Maradona

/ 75 days ago

How Messi's stats compare to Pelé and Maradona

The magisterial, as Ray Hudson would put it, play of Lionel Messi has dazzled soccer fans for nearly two decades. Debates still persist, but he is undoubtedly the greatest player of his generation. Messi has the numbers to back it up. But how do Messi's stats compare to the legends of the past? The title […]

Leagues: NASL

/ 274 days ago

Pelé leaves behind an everlasting soccer legacy in America

The world has lost a a true icon, as the legendary Pelé passed away Thursday in his native Brazil. Born Edson Arantes do Nascimento, the Brazilian maestro dazzled the world in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, winning three World Cup titles over that span. And he spent nearly 20 years making 636 appearances with Santos […]


/ 274 days ago

RIP PELÉ, 1940-2022

Pelé, one of the most recognizable athletes in history, died on Thursday. The three-time World Cup winner is a legend of more than just soccer. He was 82. For some time, Pelé's health deteriorated. Most recently, he had issues regarding colon cancer. He spent Christmas in a hospital in Brazil surrounded by his loved ones. […]


/ 281 days ago

Pelé health condition worsens; spending Christmas in hospital

Legendary Brazil forward Pelé has seen his health condition worsen in recent days. The 82-year-old former player is dealing with cancer and the disease is apparently advancing. Pelé was previously diagnosed with colon cancer in September of 2021. While there was some good news regarding his condition earlier in the year, he has since been […]