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How To Pronounce Derby — A Guide For Clueless American Soccer Fans

Every time it’s derby week in Europe, from Manchester to Madrid to Milan, American soccer fans listen to British commentators and ask themselves how to pronounce derby. Being one of the few American soccer websites that actively refuses to use British English, we at The18 decided it was time to once again explain basic soccer terms in American English. 

Edson Álvarez Explica Lo Que Siente Al Defender Los Colores Del Tri

Edson Álvarez habló sobre su historia en una entrevista para el Ajax en conmemoración del Día de la Bandera, en donde contó lo que significa para el ex jugador de las Águilas del América representar los colores de la Selección Mexicana.

“Millones de mexicanos siempre estarán al pendiente de ti, no importa lo que pase. Te sientes poderoso. Cuando voy a la selección y me pongo la playera, es como ir a la guerra y me transmite mucha seguridad,” aseguró. El "Machin" remarcó que “ser mexicano es algo increíble y la piel se me pone de gallina, porque ser mexicano es un orgullo.”

Pelé Netflix Doc (Out Now) Proof We’re In Golden Age Of Sports Films

A new movie about Brazilian soccer great Pelé is the latest in a series of documentaries in what has been described as a golden age of sports film.

Documentaries about American basketball player Michael Jordan, Argentine footballer Diego Maradona and Brazilian Formula One driver Ayrton Senna have transfixed fans with their insider look at the performance and personality of the biggest global sports stars.

Ali Krieger, Ashlyn Harris Adopt Future USWNT Star

USWNT and Orlando Pride power couple Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger have adopted a beautiful baby girl. On February 12, Sloane Phillips was born and will grow up in a loving household with two superstars and 20-plus aunties to help raise her. Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris have gone through the adoption process while also competing at the highest level of play. They were fully supported through the entire journey by their teammates, coaching staff and family and they will step away from the game for a bit while they take care of the new addition to their family. 

How Tony Sanneh’s Foundation Uplifted The Twin Cities During Its Hour Of Need

After the brutal police murder of George Floyd on May 25 in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of Minneapolis, daily protests turned into nightly riots that shook large sections of the Twin Cities for three straight days.  

The message could be heard loud and clear from protesters — “No justice, no peace” — and read on the graffiti scrawled across Target stores — “Merchandise can be replaced. Black lives can not” — as the worst imaginable provocation coalesced with centuries of repeated injustice to trigger an outpouring of rage and grief.     

Cádiz Promo Video Accurately Predicts Club’s Fortunes On The Pitch

Cádiz and Athletic Bilbao took center stage on Monday night in LaLiga’s only match of the day. Cádiz hadn’t won a match since Jan. 10 to drift just three points above the relegation zone, but the club looked to drum up interest for tonight’s game at the Carranza with a promotional video that’ll leave you feeling brainless.

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting The Walking Cádiz, which is 15 seconds of a walker juggling his own (extremely squishy) decapitated head.

Top 10 Soccer Movies Ranked

The Top 10 Soccer Movies Of All Time

10. Looking for Eric (2009)

9. Shaolin Soccer (2001)

8. Diego Maradona (2019)

7. Green Street Hooligans (2005)

6. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)

5. Africa United (2010)

4. The Damned United (2009)

3. Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)

2. The Two Escobars (2010)

1. Next Goal Wins (2014)

I Finally Understand The FIFA Hate — After 20+ Years, I Might Never Go Back

I’ve been playing FIFA video games regularly for over 25 years. I’m not sure I’ll ever play again.

This year, for the first time, I focused my FIFA playing on the FIFA Ultimate Team mode. I’ve always loved CCGs and after a few years of dabbling in FUT I finally jumped in and became hooked

PSA: CBS All Access Will No Longer Show Champions League, NWSL Next Month

CBS All Access became a big player in the world of soccer last year. The NWSL, Champions League, Europa League and Women’s Champions League gave the streaming service real legitimacy, something every U.S. soccer fan had to seriously consider subscribing to. Less than a year later all of those competitions are leaving CBS All Access for the dumbest of reasons.

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