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Business of Soccer

/ 24 days ago

Women's Super League to keep promotion and relegation

The Women's Super League (WSL) will keep their current format regarding promotion and relegation. The Football Association (FA) currently run the top women's division in England and the second-tier WSL Championship. Under current rules, clubs that win the Championship are given promotion and replace the teams that finish bottom of the WSL. These two leagues […]

Business of Soccer

/ 79 days ago

What happens when a soccer team gets relegated?

Relegation. A word that sparks thoughts of anguish and doom in the minds of soccer fans, players, executives, and owners everywhere. But what actually happens when a club is relegated? So you've been relegated: a guide to what happens next In leagues that utilize the mechanism of promotion and relegation, which is most soccer setups […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 80 days ago

Will MLS ever start relegation of teams?

Major League Soccer has been on a fairly consistent growth spurt since the mid-2000s. After retracting down to 10 teams in 2002, the period since has been largely successful and stable for the league. But fans of soccer around the world always have one question whenever the league expands: when will MLS introduce promotion and […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 99 days ago

USL still considering pro/rel as it forges its own path in US soccer

The United Soccer League, or USL, will continue to ponder adding promotion and relegation to establish a true pyramid of soccer in the United States. Currently, the United States is one of the few countries to not use promotion and relegation in its top soccer divisions. Instead, Major League Soccer is a closed league. The […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 128 days ago

Explained: Why MLS doesn't have promotion & relegation

MLS famously does not compete within a system of promotion and relegation. In fact, no league of any real relevance in the United States has ever used the mechanism that has been the standard for the global club game for over a century. But why doesn't MLS use pro/rel? League brass, media personalities and fans […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 142 days ago

8 ways to improve Major League Soccer (MLS)

The United States' top-tier professional soccer league is going pretty well at the moment. But are there ways we could improve Major League Soccer? MLS is approaching its 30th anniversary, which will coincidentally dovetail with the 2026 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted mostly in the USA. By 2025, there will be 30 teams in […]


/ 147 days ago

Chelsea relegated. Could the unthinkable happen this season?

After six Premier League games this season, Chelsea has just five points and is four points above the relegation places. This is coming off the back of a historically poor season for the Blues. In the 2022/23 campaign, Chelsea finished a dismal 12th. The club's 44 points were its fewest since the 1987/88 campaign. Chelsea […]

American Soccer

/ 223 days ago

USL to vote on adopting promotion and relegation

Promotion and relegation may be coming to professional soccer here in the United States. The Athletic is reporting that the United Soccer League (USL) will soon vote on the possibility of bringing pro/rel to the lower divisions. According to the news outlet, the official vote by team owners is set for USL's board of governors […]

Leagues: MLS

/ 242 days ago

Who is actually against pro/rel in the United States?

Promotion and relegation is simply the way soccer works, and always has, in most nations. But when it comes to pro/rel in the United States, it's largely a non-starter. The US league structure that emerged in the early 1900s was one of fractured, competing league entities. This was party due to a large geographic area, […]

Leagues: Bundesliga

/ 266 days ago

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

/ 278 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 […]