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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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Explaining the US Women’s National Team Argument for Equal Pay

Reading Time: 2 minutesAn ever-growing problem that has remained ever since the 1964 Civil Rights Act is of equal pay. The most recent protest for equal pay has come from the US Women’s National Soccer team. The team is requesting close to 67 million dollars in damages per the Equal Pay Act. However, Judge R. Gary Klausner dismissed the case under the basis that “members of the USWNT did not prove wage discrimination under the Equal Pay Act because the women’s team played more games and made more money than the men’s team.” This statement is true, but not...

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Why Terminating the US Development Academy was a Great Move

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhen you look at great European players such as Messi, Ronaldo, and just about every pro-soccer player currently playing in Europe — they all have one thing in common: They played for a major club’s youth academy. Now jump over to our side of the pond. The soccer landscape is what many would call a “hot mess”. Many talented players get lost in the shuffle as they are unable to afford the “pay to play” system that exists in US soccer and all youth sports in general. So, when the United States Soccer Federation made the...

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The Fall and Rejuvenation of the Italian National Team; Why the Azzuri are Officially Back

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s been over 13 years since Italy won the 2006 World Cup, a historic feat as they became the second country in the world to hit 4 World Cup final wins (Germany became the 3rd after 2014). As Italy’s golden age of football came to an end; consisting of Del Piero, Maldini, and Francesco Totti – players like Mario Balotelli and Gianluigi Buffon excited many fans for a new era of great Italian Football . Unfortunately, the excitement was smashed, as for the next two World Cups, Italy failed to make the knockout stages carrying the...

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