United Soccer League ICYMI: 7/27/18

Let’s talk about schedules. A very sexy topic, I know. But get this, USL schedules are weirdly sexy in a wonky way. Basically, the USL schedule is all over the place, much like Major League Baseball, or the English Premier League post-Boxing Day. You know what I’m talking about: the whole “having a game (or…

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United Soccer League ICYMI: 7/11/18

After a World Cup-induced hiatus (don’t judge me!), I’m back with the wild, weird, and wonderful world of the USL! Yes, it is crunch time in the world’s biggest sporting event, but the USL stops for no person, animal, humidity, summer heat, or massive worldwide soccer organization. With summer bearing down, let’s hope all you…

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United Soccer League ICYMI: 6/22/18

The USL resembles Major League Baseball in that the standings and schedule are littered with odd quirks. Take a look at the number of leagues matches each club has played. The tally is all over the place. Some clubs have played 16 matches, some 15, some 14, some 13. And one club (Louisville City FC)…

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United Soccer League ICYMI: 6/14/18

As usual with U.S. soccer, the domestic show will go on as the world’s biggest sporting event begins on Friday in Russia. Naturally, the USL will continue uninterrupted during these next World Cup weeks. U.S. soccer people are used to this dynamic, as our domestic leagues roll on, even though MLS squads typically are slightly…

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MLS week 14: Record goals, Philadelphia dissent and Columbus fightback

A landmark goal, red cards in Philadelphia and dominance in Columbus in the 14th week of the MLS season. Over in Kansas, rookie Wan Kuzain Kamal netted his first ever MLS goal in only his second appearance for Sporting Kansas City. Kamal holds the distinction of being the first player with Malaysian roots to score…

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United Soccer League ICYMI: 6/05/18

It’s been a big month for the USL in terms of significantly upping its broadcast and video content game. This season, the USL has taken significant steps in professionalized and growing its broadcast reach. First, there was the big ESPN+ partnership announcement, which means that USL matches are now available across the country. (Not just…

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United Soccer League ICYMI: 5/21/18

Joe Cole, Didier Drogba, and the USL? Yes. In case you didn’t know, both legends play in the USL. What a time to be alive in the U.S. of A. But forget about these former Premier League stars and Chelsea Blues, its Carolina native Nazdi Alabawi who should grab your attention and praise. (And maybe…

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MLS week 12: Red Bulls show class, Portland fire and rookie goals

Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw his first MLS red card, the New York Red Bulls showed their skills and Portland is finally looking like its old self. First we head to Montreal, where the Montreal Impact were celebrating their 25th anniversary by taking on the Los Angeles Galaxy. It was a day that seemed too good to…

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Inter Milan achieve the top 4 finish Mauro Icardi needs

This Sunday brought another season of Serie A action to a close for another year. Juventus, of course, had already wrapped up their seventh straight Scudetto title to put the icing on the cake for Gianluigi Buffon in his final season; they did so having been pushed all the way by the brilliance of Maurizio…

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