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Nashville Soccer Stadium Geodis Park Is Now Largest In U.S.

Since the Columbus Crew opened the first soccer-specific stadium in the U.S. in 1999, Major League Soccer teams have waged an arms race for the best soccer stadium in the country. The new Nashville soccer stadium debuting on Sunday, May 1, 2022 — named GEODIS Park — will become the largest soccer stadium in the U.S.

Police Dog Becomes Adorable Nuisance, Steals Ball During Final In Brazil

Retrô defeated Náutico 1-0 in the first leg of the Campeonato Pernambuco final on Thursday night. I won’t be showing you the goal from Guilherme Mendes da Silva in the 69th minute. Instead, I’ll be showing you a police dog invading the soccer pitch, because that’s the type of content we know you really care about.

Padres Star Fernando Tatis Jr. Shows The World Why He’s Not A Pro Soccer Player With Epic Wipeout

U.S. soccer fans often bring up the argument of “imagine how good the USMNT would be if all the best athletes played soccer instead of other sports.” Padres star Fernando Tatis Jr. isn’t American, but he is a hell of an athlete, but he demonstrated that it might not translate to soccer. A Fernando Tatis Jr. soccer clip has gone viral, but not for the right reasons.

This is a wipeout and a half right here.

How GOALS Plans To Take The Best Parts Of FIFA Ultimate Team And Turn Them Into NFTs

When I was a child, I played a game called EverQuest, the first commercially successful 3D MMORPG and the only reason a game like World of Warcraft exists. EverQuest became so popular — and so time consuming — it was one of the first games in which players would pay for items or accounts using real-world dollars. But trading in-game assets for real-world money was a bannable offense in the game and scams were rife. 

You Might Remember MLS Penalty Run-Ups, But What About Chile’s ‘Long Penalty’ Kicks?

Soccer fans will occasionally look back at the early years of Major League Soccer and chuckle at how Americans tried to make the sport different. While people poke fun at MLS weirdness, the Chile Long Penalty from 1990 is an alteration to the rules that no one seems to remember or talk about. This rule was far more bizarre than the old MLS penalty kicks.

First let’s take a look back at what MLS did in the 90s.

Football For The People: Five U.S. Cities That Deserve To Host 2026 World Cup Matches

For the first time since 1994, the World Cup is back in North America. Sixteen cities — 11 in the United States, three in Mexico and two in Canada — will be holding matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

The host sites for 2026 World Cup games will be finalized in the first half of 2022, and, to no one's surprise, the games being contested in the United States will be played at rather large football stadiums.

How Are The World Cup Groups Determined?

Qualification games started in 2019 for all 6 of the confederations around the world.

Each confederation is designated a certain amount of slots for teams to qualify. 

AFC (Asia): 4 or 5

CAF (Africa): 5

CONCACAF (North/Central America & Caribbean): 3 or 4

CONMEBOL (South America): 4 or 5

OFC (Oceania): 0 or 1

UEFA (Europe): 13

The 32 teams that qualify, are then placed into 4 pots based on their FIFA ranking.

The top 7 teams plus the host are placed in pot 1.

Joe Morrone, Tactical Mastermind And American Father Of The ‘Corner Stall’ Ploy

As with many soccer coaches of his era, Joe Morrone did not fit the profile of what we would consider a modern soccer coach.

First, he did not have a background in the sport — "I think the first time I saw a soccer game, I was playing in it," Morrone said

Then there was his appearance on the sideline — donning sunglasses and a suit and toting a clipboard that rarely survived the full 90 minutes.

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