ALL POSTS TAGGED "Promotion and Relegation"

Bundesliga gets no luck in breaking Bayern dominance

This episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast, entitled Bundesliga gets no luck in breaking Bayern dominance, is presented by Sling. The last time a Bundesliga club other than Bayern Munich won the title was when GolTV had the rights to broadcast games in the United States. During the time that FOX Sports and ESPN+ have had […]

American Soccer

/ 20 days ago

With so many teams, US soccer leagues need to be regionalized

Professional US soccer leagues look fairly similar to their counterparts in other American sports, and always have for the most part. You have a league with teams located in (mostly) large towns dotted across the entire continent. And once you get enough teams, it's broken into regional divisions for scheduling purposes. MLS, USL, NISA, and […]

English Football

/ 35 days ago

Leeds to pay $3.75million to Allardyce if club avoids relegation

As expected, Leeds United named Sam Allardyce as the club's new head coach on Wednesday. The deal will apparently also include an interesting stipulation should the team avoid relegation. The Daily Mail is reporting that the Yorkshire club will pay Allardyce a base salary of about $627,000. There are only four games remaining on the […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 37 days ago

Relegation Race: Who's going down from the Premier League?

The latest episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast is presented by Sling. Hosted by Christopher Harris and Kartik Krishnaiyer, this episode focuses on what makes relegation is appealing to watch, as a neutral. Plus, we take a closer look at the race to avoid relegation, sharing our predictions of who will get relegated. The […]

Leagues: NWSL

/ 38 days ago

Is the WSL heading down the wrong path of a closed league?

England's WSL – Women's Super League – has risen to become one of the top women's competitions in the world. With big-name clubs, and an ever-improving roster of players, the WSL continues to evolve. The 2022/23 season has seen two English sides, Arsenal and Chelsea, reach the semifinals of the UEFA Women's Champions League. The […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 40 days ago

Promotion and Relegation in the USA: The Big Debate

The latest episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast is presented by Sling. Hosted by Christopher Harris and Kartik Krishnaiyer, this episode debates promotion and relegation in the USA. It's a bigger topic now more than ever, and we dissect the pros and cons of the system. Some of the questions we answer are: Can […]

American Soccer

/ 46 days ago

The lost opportunity for pro/rel in US soccer

Promotion and relegation, aka pro/rel, is a controversial and hotly debated topic in US soccer circles. The United States is one of only a few countries worldwide that does not use the system that allows for the movement of clubs between divisions based on competitive merit. But how things could have been so different. When […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 53 days ago

New soccer fan's guide to understanding the sport

If you're a new soccer fan, getting into the sport can feel a bit overwhelming. This is especially true in the US, where the sport works a little differently from the rest of the world. Soccer also sits lower on the totem pole behind other domestic sports when it comes to mainstream sports media coverage […]

CBS Sports

/ 56 days ago

Morning Footy brings heated discussion to Pro/Rel in US debate

Morning Footy, the anchor show for CBS Sports Golazo Network, once again brought up the hot discussion of pro/rel in the US. The first edition of the show displayed the drama that is promotion and relegation, using Wrexham's dramatic win over Notts County in the fifth tier as a primary example. On Wednesday, the four-person […]

National League

/ 57 days ago

Ryan Reynolds: ‘Promotion and relegation is like nothing else'

Wrexham co-owners Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds were in the stands to watch their team play Notts County on Monday. The game had anticipation as the biggest National League fixture of all time. After all, the two clubs entered the match both on 100 points, far exceeding any other team in the fifth-tiered division. As […]


/ 93 days ago

32 soccer clubs express interest in joining Australia 2nd division

The Australia Football Association received 32 bids of interest to join a second division underneath the A-League. Football Australia confirmed teams across eight Australian states and territories submitted expressions of interest (EOIs) to join the league. However, the proposed team count for the second division is between 10 and 16 teams. Right now, the main […]