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Female Coaches Can Help Bring Professional Men’s Soccer Into The 21st Century

As the 2020 American NFL season drew to a close with Tom Brady winning his record seventh Super Bowl, it was interesting to note another sporting first: the three women involved in the game — two coaches and one official.

With eight women currently coaching in the NFL, there’s still a long way to go when it comes to parity, but it does seem that women are finally breaking into elite men’s sports coaching in the U.S.

One League’s New Streaming Plan Seems Like A Great Idea To Me (If Only Every Other League Agreed)

Last summer, South Korea’s K League 1 became the first major soccer league to return to play during the Covid-19 pandemic. The K League attracted viewers from around the globe as fans everywhere were desperate for live sports.

Inspired By College Football, Let's Give European Soccer Rivalries Some Special Silverware

American sports can be tacky at times (see cheerleaders, singing the national anthem and extensive commercial breaks), but one positive that has arisen from the heartland of this fine country is the extensive use of trophies. 

The Most Famous Footballers Who Played For Rival Clubs

In soccer, rivalries are an important part because playing a “Derby” or “Clásico” is a privilege. However, a special flavor to these duels is tasted when remembering those players who, without any remorse, put on the shirt of the hated rival and played for both teams. These are the authentic "Judases" of soccer that will remain in history for their controversial passage from one team to another. 

Here we bring you the biggest players who played for the hated rival.

Manchester: De “Cottonopolis” A “Footballopolis” En Un Abrir Y Cerrar De Ojos

Revolución industrial, guerras, capitalismo, liberalismo, comunismo,  socialismo, democracia, absolutismo, soberanía, independencia, constitución, leyes, derechos humanos y demás términos acuñados por las sociedades de la época para situarnos en el contexto histórico determinado para algunos, o para amargarle la vida a otros tantos cuando cursaban historia universal o cívica en bachillerato.

I Wish The Pelé Documentary Was 5 Hours Longer (Or 30 Minutes Shorter)

We live in a golden age of soccer documentaries. From the “Diego Maradona” documentary in 2019 to Amazon’s All or Nothing series and Netflix’s “Sunderland ‘Til I Die,” soccer fans have never had so many great inside looks at the players and clubs we’ve watched on the pitch for all our lives.

How To Pronounce Derby — A Guide For Clueless American Soccer Fans

Every time it’s derby week in Europe, from Manchester to Madrid to Milan, American soccer fans listen to British commentators and ask themselves how to pronounce derby. Being one of the few American soccer websites that actively refuses to use British English, we at The18 decided it was time to once again explain basic soccer terms in American English. 

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