Soccer is the global game and with that title comes different cultures and countries that each have their own special way of governing the game. All soccer fans who love this game are familiar with the typical pro-rel system and its clear hierarchy of tiers in Europe. However; in some places, the soccer pyramid isn’t […]Read more "Five Interesting League Systems."
The current back-to-back European champions have not had an easy start to the 2017-18 season. Los Blancos currently sit 4th in La Liga, eight points behind arch rivals Barcelona thirteen games into the new season. With losses to new promoted Girona and Betis in La Liga and a notable 3-1 loss to Tottenham in the Champions […]Read more "Three reasons for Real Madrid’s lackluster start to the 2017-18 season."
NASL officially looses D2 status. NASL has officially lost its court bid to retain D2 status for next season after failing to meet Professional League Standards, putting the future of the league in doubt. The NASL took USSF to court over anti-trust allegations and its favorability toward MLS and SUM marketing over the NASL. This […]Read more "Miscellaneous Soccer News from around the World"
Łódź (or as it is pronounced in english, “Wouge”) holds an interesting place in European history. Łódź is home to 693,000 and is the 4th largest city in Poland. It has earned the nickname as the “Manchester of Poland” and for good reason. Łódź like Manchester is a post-manufacturing, now deemed “artsy” central Polish town, sits […]Read more "#tbt What happened to ŁKS Łódź & Widzew Łódź?"
The last month for the US Soccer fan has been tough, with the country missing the World Cup for the first time since 1986, a sense of shock pervaded the sports radio and talk show airwaves for weeks. What seemed like a shoe in for the Stars and Stripes in the CONCACAF region, turned into […]Read more "How “American exceptionalism” is hurting the development of soccer in the land of the free."
A Wild End to World Cup Qualifying The 2018 World Cup is almost set with 23 countries booking their spots to the tournament in Russia. In this past week, qualifying in CONMEBOL, CONCACAF, and the AFC came to an end as did the group stages in UEFA. There were a lot of surprises. In Europe, […]Read more "Miscellaneous Soccer News from Around the World (September 28th- October 11th)"
Albanian football has seen a revival recently with the country’s most recent success coming with a group stage appearance in Euro 2016 for the first time in the country’s history. The Albanian Superliga and its clubs have also seen a revival with Skenderbeu qualifying for the 2015-16 UEFA Europa League group stage not long ago. […]Read more "Club of the Week: Flamurtari Vlorë"