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Why are US Soccer Stars Moving to Germany?

Reading Time: 2 minutesSince the rise of American superstar Christian Pulisic, Americans have gained significant interest in European football, posting its best viewership figures in 2018/19 in over a decade. The move to European clubs should come as no surprise to American fans, as MLS doesn’t provide nearly enough competition for Pulisic, Giovanni Reyna, Weston McKennie, Sergiño Dest, and other top American players. However, one league in particular has a significantly larger number of Americans than any other top-flight league in Europe – the German Bundesliga. So, what’s so special about Germany? The main reason for these players is...

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Legends Never Die, And Diego Maradona Is No Exception

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn Wednesday the 25th, footballing legend and Argentine icon Diego Maradona passed away. Diego Maradona was as prolific as any player can be. He was a finisher, a dribbler, a playmaker. Everything a player could want as an advanced midfielder, he had. Play his career highlights back. Right after, watch a greatest goals of all time video. There will be a tremendous amount of overlap. Diego Maradona was the centerpiece of some of the greatest plays in the history of the sport. In recent times, his greatness has been diluted with comparisons with lesser players. Still,...

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A Review of the UCL at the Halfway Mark

Reading Time: 5 minutesWith the international break in progress and just some time before club football returns, most importantly the UCL, it’s important to look at what has happened so far in this season’s UCL. Here’s a breakdown of each group and their current standings and performances halfway through the group stage. Group A – Bayern, Atletico, Lokomotiv, RB Salzburg At the start of the draw, Bayern were favorites to top the group, with Atletico coming second and possibly threatening Bayern. Halfway through, Bayern are still favorites to top the group as they have dominated their opponents, and Atletico...

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American Soccer Fans Should Finally Get Excited — Not Scared — For The National Team

Reading Time: 2 minutesWith Gregg Berhalter, many fans have felt fear and anger as the USMNT has struggled with minuscule teams like Trinidad and Tobago.  But, since upcoming friendlies for the team are Europe-based, the team’s schedule does not accommodate players in the MLS. Now, Berhalter was forced to look into Europe, where countless Americans thrive.  This has led to him choosing a squad akin to a mirage of water for American fans that have become lost in the desert. The squad is composed of 24 players not based in their homelands and is promising for just that reason....

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The Top Three UCL Matchups To Watch This Season

Reading Time: 3 minutes With the ’20 / ’21 UCL group stage draw having taken place, it’s time to look at the hottest fixtures and matchups happening in this season’s Champions League. Chelsea-Sevilla: Chelsea have come off a historic summer spending spree, as they brought in high-class players in Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, and several others. Spending over 200 million to improve their team, which already had American superstar Christian Pulisic and World-Cup winning defensive-mid N’Golo Kanté, Chelsea will be hoping to move past the 7-1 aggregate loss to Bayern Munich in last...

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