In-Depth Feature

How The Women's World Cup Works: A Guide For Everyone

In many ways, the Women’s World Cup is a lot like its male counterpart. In many ways, it isn’t. So with the tournament set to arrive this summer in France, we thought we’d explain how the Women's World Cup works in 2019.

The men’s World Cup has been around since 1930, but the women’s World Cup didn’t start until 1991. The men’s World Cup has 32 teams, the women’s just 24. The U.S. sucks at the men’s World Cup; the U.S. dominates at the Women’s World Cup.

Dwayne De Rosario Put Canadian Soccer On The Map, But His Journey Isn’t Complete

Back on Dec. 9, Major League Soccer unveiled its list of the 25 best players in the league’s 25-year history. One no-brainer was the inclusion of attacking midfielder Dwayne De Rosario, who spent 14 hugely decorated seasons in the league. 

De Rosario was a four-time MLS Cup winner, six-time MLS Best XI selection and the 2011 MVP. His 104 career goals puts him ninth all time, and two of those strikes famously won MLS Goal of the Year Awards (2004 and 2005).  

What’s In A Name? The Giovanni In Gio Reyna

Names in and of themselves are not all that interesting. It’s the meaning behind a name, bestowed upon a child at birth, that makes it special. When Giovanni Alejandro Reyna was born in Sunderland, England, to a pair of U.S. soccer players in 2002, the future Borussia Dortmund star was given a name that proved prophetic for his footballing prowess. 

Liga MX Returns To Save Us From Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD, Like Cruz Azul)

27 days later… it’s time to do it all again. The Apertura season was one of the highlights of quarantine life — Pumas’ four-goal comeback on Cruz Azul might eventually represent my only lasting memory of 2020 — and the Clausura (again renamed “Torneo Guardianes” to honor healthcare workers) promises more of the same beginning on Friday, January 8.

The Volatile And Complex History Of The ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Flag

Flown by many protesters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, the Gadsden flag has a design that is simple and graphic: a coiled rattlesnake on a yellow field with the text “Don’t Tread On Me.” But that simple design hides some important complexities, both historically and today, as it appears in rallies demanding President Donald Trump be allowed to remain in office.

The Premier League's Expected Goals Table Shows Just How Unpredictable This Season Has Been

With the Premier League season nearly half over, this current lull in matches is the perfect time to look back at the campaign so far.

We've all been following the matches and have a general idea about where each team sits in the league table, so the next logical step is to dive deeper into the analytical side of the Premier League and examine the expected goals league table.

The Most Unforgettable Goals From Every World Cup

More than any other sporting event, the World Cup captures the imagination through unforgettable moments: goals that make you leap out of your seat in celebration, anger or confusion. The best World Cup goals are those you remember years later, if not decades.

This Non-League Legend Once Scored 50 Goals In A Season, Now He's Set To Take On League Two

Modern football is dominated by attacking players.

There are the creators. Mo Salah, Timo Werner, Richarlison. Guys who can generate something from nothing but are average finishers that need a lot of the ball to score.

Then there are the finishers. Romelu Lukaku, Aleksandar Mitrović, Chris Wood. They aren't productive 40 yards from goal but give them one chance inside the 18 and they'll take it.

Kevin Davies And The Art Of The Foul

When Kevin Davies took the field for Bolton Wanderers, the action on the pitch often resembled a barroom brawl rather than a soccer match.

Under manager Sam Allardyce, Davies consistently led the league in both fouls committed and fouls received, setting multiple records along the way.

Eighth-Tier Marine FC To Host EPL Leaders Tottenham In Historic FA Cup Match

The FA Cup dream continues for Marine FC as the Northern Premier League Division One North West side qualified for the FA Cup third round for the second time in club history. The eighth-tier club defeated League Two side Colchester United on penalties in the first round, then dispatched sixth-tier Havant & Waterloo by a scoreline of 1-0 in the second round.

The Mariners reward: a third round tie at The Marine Travel Arena against current Premier League leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

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