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 […]


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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 […]

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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 […]
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Wrexham is America’s biggest soccer story right now

Why discuss why Wrexham AFC is snowballing in the USA, what Warner Bros is doing different with their US Women’s coverage, as well as discussing our thoughts on the European Super League, whether it’s more likely now and if we should feel sorry for the big clubs in Spain and Italy who can’t compete with […]


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USA to host major tournament in 2025 as dry run for World Cup

Mexican Football Federation president Yon de Luisa has revealed that the United States, Canada, and Mexico will host a significant tournament in 2025. As we already know, the three North American nations are hosting the 2026 World Cup as well. However, the summer 2025 competition will be seen as a dry run the for the […]

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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Interest in Wrexham-Sheff Utd FA Cup game peaks on ESPN

Despite being in the English football league system, Wrexham is becoming must-watch TV for soccer fans in the United States. The Red Dragons currently play in the fifth-tiered National League in England's soccer setup. However, thanks to Hollywood owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, and the popularity of Welcome to Wrexham, the team is being […]

Police apologize for Hillsborough Disaster, and admit negligence

British police have issued an apology for their role in the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster that resulted in the tragic death of 97 soccer fans. It's the first time that police have apologized for the disaster and how families of the victims have been treated. The apology comes six years after a 2017 report headed by […]

Biggest transfer deadline day deals completed on final day

Tuesday's January transfer deadline day didn't disappoint. There were quite a few massive deals in the final moments of the window. Chelsea acquiring Enzo Fernandez and Arsenal's purchase of Jorginho headlined the day of transfers. However, there were quite a bit of transfers that occurred on Tuesday. Joao Cancelo – Manchester City to Bayern Munich […]


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Chelsea sign Enzo Fernandez for record-breaking $129 million

Chelsea have agreed a deal to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica. After chasing the Argentina international for weeks, the Blues finally get their man. The $130 million fee will break the British transfer record for incoming players. Chelsea had negotiations drag with Enzo Fernandez due to payment Although the price was agreed in principal for […]