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This American Soccer League Has Plans For A Promotion/Relegation System

NISA (National Independent Soccer Association), the first major soccer league with a promotion/relegation system, kicked off its inaugural season recently, with the opening match between California United and the Oakland Roots ending in a thrilling 3-3 tie.

Jamaica Women's National Team Goes On Strike After 9 Months Without Pay

The Jamaica women’s national team has announced that it will refuse to play until it receives the compensation that the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) owes them.

St. Louis Stays Winning, Will Be Awarded MLS Expansion Team

Multiple reports have emerged confirming that the city of St. Louis, Missouri, will be the proud home of the 28th club in Major League Soccer. The official announcement from MLS is set to come early next week.

The team will likely join the competition for the 2022 season, following Miami and Nashville in 2020 and Austin in 2021.

Newly Announced USWNT GM Kate Markgraf Will Not Limit Coaching Search To Female Candidates

The United States Soccer Federation announced the first official USWNT general manager will be former U.S. player Kate Markgraf on Monday.

Raheem Sterling Considers Deal That Will Make Him The Face Of Air Jordan's New Soccer Fashion Line

According to the Telegraph, Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling has been offered a contract worth $120 million from Nike subsidiary Air Jordan to be face of the company’s upcoming soccer line.

2019 MLS All-Star Game Ratings Tank On FS1

The 2019 MLS All-Star Game averaged only 182,000 viewers for its English-language coverage on FS1, the smallest audience for the game on any network over the last decade and the smallest English-language TV audience in the 24-year history of the event. That number is down 60% from 2018 (452K on ESPN) and 57% from 2017 (420K on FS1).

Atlético Madrid won the match 3-0 in front of a sell-out crowd of 25,527 at Exploria Stadium. 

Former USMNT Star Jermaine Jones Criticizes Women's Equal Pay Suit, Tells Them To Stop 'Screaming'

Apparently not everyone is on board with the USWNT equal-pay suit. In an interview with the news site TooFab, former USMNT player Jermaine Jones openly criticized the action, stating that some women are making more money in the NWSL than men in MLS, while also claiming that the NWSL is league where “you can say that you suck” and you still get paid.

Jones' comments stem from the fact that members of the USWNT receive a guaranteed extra bonus of around $60,000 for playing in the NWSL, an incentive to draw American talent to the league.

Everton’s New $623M, 52,000-Seat Stadium Is Looking Mighty Impressive

Everton has unveiled the first renderings for its proposed $623 million, 52,000-seat stadium on the banks of the River Mersey, complete with all the things that a modern soccer stadium must have: a stand that draws its inspiration from Borussia Dortmund’s “Yellow Wall,” heaps of steel and glass, promises of as-close-as-possible proximity to the pitch, and yes, a tunnel club for the excruciatingly rich to watch the players enter and exit the pitch like peng

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