Opinion

Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

Do Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe Deserve Spots On The USWNT Olympic Roster This Summer?

The USWNT just completed an expected-but-still-impressive showing at the 2021 SheBelieves Cup, winning all three matches to claim the tournament title for a fourth time in six years. While the exhibition is a good barometer of some of the world’s top national teams, it’s also one of the best chances to evaluate talent ahead of a big summer competition. With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021, the question is: Who will make the USWNT Olympic roster this summer? 

Bundesliga Releases Powerful Video Calling Out The Asshats And Lily-Livered Losers On Social Media

German soccer and the Bundesliga are ramping up their campaigns off the field in 2021. A week after announcing the “You Can Count On Us” movement to support future gay players, the league is now pushing to tackle the hatred players face online. The new Bundesliga Unite Against Hate message is simple: don’t be a dick online.

Racing Louisville Is Immediately One Of The Best Away Days In The NWSL

Historically speaking, there’s only ever been one correct answer to the question of a dream away day in the National Women’s Soccer League. As well as producing the sort of football that’s landed two NWSL championships, the Portland Thorns boast the division’s best atmosphere with an average attendance (we have to go back to 2019 to look at such things) of over 20,000 at beautiful Providence Park.  

But I believe Portland has been usurped for three reasons: views, horse racing and bourbon.

Does James Rodríguez Receive Too Many Fouls Or Is He Made Of Crystal?

James Rodríguez is injured again and once again there is anguish in Everton and in the Colombia national team. When it's not his calves, which afflict him often, it's the consequences of the fouls he receives, kicks, some of which seems to have become recurrent.

On Sunday, he received one of those, and it was so relentless (straight to the left ankle) that he was immediately taken out of the match against Fulham.

Top 10 Soccer Movies Ranked

The Top 10 Soccer Movies Of All Time

10. Looking for Eric (2009)

9. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

8. Diego Maradona (2019)

7. Green Street Hooligans (2005)

6. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

5. Africa United (2010)

4. The Damned United (2009)

3. Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)

2. The Two Escobars (2010)

1. Next Goal Wins (2014)

I Finally Understand The FIFA Hate — After 20+ Years, I Might Never Go Back

I’ve been playing FIFA video games regularly for over 25 years. I’m not sure I’ll ever play again.

This year, for the first time, I focused my FIFA playing on the FIFA Ultimate Team mode. I’ve always loved CCGs and after a few years of dabbling in FUT I finally jumped in and became hooked

The Top 5 Freestylers You Didn’t Know You Needed To Follow

Watching football matches is obviously the best part of the sport, but another great part is the technical ability that some players have when it comes to the more creative side of the game rather than the tactical. Freestylers do not get enough credit for the immense amount of skill and creativity they have with the ball. Whether that's multiple around the worlds, fancy flick-ups or gravity-defying tricks, it's always quality content that'll have you mesmerized. 

Here are quality freestylers that you need to follow.

What’s Up With Mallory Pugh?

Mallory Pugh has unfortunately had a few injuries that've set her back, causing her to miss out on USWNT play, NWSL play and falling behind in fitness and performance. As a top-tier athlete, injuries can make or break players, and with the immense amount of young talent joining the USWNT senior squad, this leaves Pugh’s future on the squad unknown. 

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