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Explaining The Wonky MLS Playoffs, The Oddest Postseason System In America

If there’s one thing I’m sure of when it comes to America, it’s the fact we love ourselves some playoffs. We demand postseason tournaments to determine our sports champions and can’t even fathom ending a season without only rewarding the team that’s playing the best at the end of the campaign. But despite our affinity for such tournaments, it may still be hard to understand how MLS playoffs work. 

The MLS Cup Playoffs Are Upon Us: How To Watch, Bracket And Knockout Round Preview

Major League Soccer’s Decision Day (the final match week of the regular season) came and went this past Sunday and served as the perfect precursor to the main event: we have absolutely no idea how this’ll all pan out. You’ll find our how to watch MLS Playoffs 2018 and a knockout round preview below. 

Because TV Companies Are The Worst, This Is Probably The Only Way You Can Watch El Clásico

As the Barcelona vs. Real Madrid rivalry draws near, people across the country will be Googling "How To Watch El Clasico In US" on Sunday morning.

El Clásico kicks off at 11:15 a.m. Eastern on Sunday and while this will be the first edition without Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in more than 10 years, it’s still the biggest rivalry in sports, and we think it’s gonna be lit.

Belgium Edges France At No. 1 In Latest FIFA Rankings; Germany Continues Slide

The October 2018 FIFA rankings were released Thursday and France is no longer the best team in the world — at least when it comes to arbitrary numerical rankings.

Belgium, which was tied with France at No. 1 in September, moved into sole position atop the October 2018 FIFA rankings. Brazil follows France in third while Croatia and England, which jumped over Uruguay, round out the top five.

Amazing Youth Video Shows How Garra Charrua Makes Tiny Uruguay One Of The Greatest Soccer Nations Of All Time

Before the World Cup this summer, Sid Lowe produced an insightful interview with Uruguay and Atlético Madrid captain Diego Godín. In it, the captain of La Celeste argued that what makes compatriot Luis Suarez great is what makes many Uruguayans great — garra charrua.

Why Is The Swiss Club Called Young Boys? The Answer Will Make A Man Out Of You

If you watched Tuesday's Champions League match between Young Boys and Valencia, perhaps you were wondering why Michy Batshuayi wasn’t cracking one off his own face, or why Dani Parejo has forgotten how to play football this season. Or perhaps you were wondering: Why is the club called Young Boys? 

Weston McKennie Has Now Played Every Position But Goalie For Schalke This Season

Weston McKennie is expected to become a major part of the midfield fulcrum for the USMNT over the next decade. But the Texan, who turned 20 in August, has shown off his versatility with Schalke this season.

McKennie started up top as one of two forwards for Schalke on Saturday against Werder Bremen, the sixth different position he’s played in six Bundesliga appearances this season. 

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