Let’s get one thing out of the way: these cats are young. They’re like kittens in that sense — feral, attack-minded, alley kittens. It’s easy to get hyped on talent at the FIFA U-20 World Cup because the game, at this age, so heavily favors attackers. The goals are beautiful, but they’re generally scored in acres of space and triggered by a breakdown in midfield or defense.

Here’s Why Schweinsteiger Gets A Little Frustrated With His MLS Teammates

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s comments regarding MLS the other week were less a criticism of the league than a dash of honesty — the Chicago Fire, World Cup hopefuls though they may be, are not as good as Manchester United or Bayern Munich. Dax McCarty isn’t Paul Pogba, David Accam isn’t Arjen Robben and Nemanja Nikolic isn’t Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

This Is What Promotion And Relegation Would Look Like In American Sports

With the 2016-17 season drawing to a close around Europe’s major leagues (except Serie A, what are you guys doing?), our collective focus turns to one thing and one thing only: RELEGATION.

Forget the champions of each respective leagues. Let’s think about the sad sacks (sorry Sunderland, it was a long time coming) whose teams have fallen from the highest level of football and must now pray that their period away from the top flight is a short one.

Schalke's Pair Of American Phenoms Promoted To First Team For Final Match

A pair of United States youth internationals are being given the opportunity to make their Bundesliga debuts for Schalke 04 this weekend. Haji Wright, 19, and Weston McKennie, 18, have received promotions to Schalke's first team squad for their final match of the Bundesliga season on Saturday against Ingolstadt.

The Canadian Premier League Could Finally Awaken A Sleeping Giant

As time continues to roll along, we're going to continuously see plans for the Canadian Premier League (CPL) come to fruition. As of last week, the CPL had officially approved its formative plans, and it's now only a matter of time until the league is a real thing. We can now all watch it develop with excitement.

When will the Canadian Premier League start?