Opinion

Why Joe Hart's Torino Move Is Good For England

I have a theory as to one reason (of many) the England National Team tends to underperform in major tournaments: the players all play in the same league. Every England international plays in the Premier League. One might argue this breeds familiarity and is therefore good for the national team, but I think it leads to a lack of stylistic variety in the team and makes the payer pool stagnant. It's basically like inbreeding, is what I'm saying.

The 5 Best Women's Euro 2022 Games You Need To Watch

On Wednesday, July 6 at Old Trafford, England and Austria kick off the opening match of what's expected to be a thrilling and highly competitive Women’s European Championship. When looking at the groups, it's stunning to see just how many blockbuster matches are lined up. In anticipation, we’ve picked out our top five games you definitely need to circle on the calendar.

Netherlands vs. Sweden

Date: Saturday, July 9 | Time: 3:00 p.m. ET | TV: ESPN2

The18's 2022 Summer Vibes Playlist

It's the season for porch sitting, barbecuing and lawn games, but every backyard party needs a summer vibes playlist to throw on Spotify. If you're looking for new music, we've got you covered with this 33-song playlist of recent releases.

Clocking in at just over two hours, feel free to mix yourself a cocktail, press play and enjoy a journey through rock, rap, electronic, reggaeton, indie, punk and everything else. 

Here Are The Top 10 Best U.S. Soccer Players That Will Compete At The 2022 World Cup

If you’re a casual American soccer fan that watches the World Cup and the occasional game, then this article is here to help. You might only know a handful of players so here is the list of the 10 best US soccer players that should play at the 2022 World Cup.

If you’re a die-hard United States men’s national team (USMNT) fan, then you can critique this list all you want. 

Italian Club Venezia Commits Heinous Crime With One Of The Worst Logo Changes Ever

Italian Serie B club Venezia was relegated from Italy’s top flight last season after finishing bottom of the table. I guess the club was so humiliated by the season it decided to change its logo. The new Venezia logo is one of the worst rebrands I’ve ever seen.

Top 10 Biggest Signings In MLS History: Gareth Bale Among Elite Names To Come To U.S.

The soccer world was rocked on Saturday when it was announced that Gareth Bale was leaving Real Madrid on a free transfer to LAFC. The move is undoubtedly one of the biggest MLS signings of all time, but where does it rank on the list?

Will USWNT Ever Come Back To Play In A State Like Utah?

On Tuesday, June 28, the U.S. women’s national team hosted Colombia in a friendly at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah. It might be the last time the USWNT plays a match in a state like Utah. 

Zack Steffen Finds His New Team — Will It Be Enough For USMNT No. 1 Goalkeeper In Qatar?

Zack Steffen is expected to spend the 2022-23 season with EFL Championship club Middlesbrough on loan from Manchester City. The Zack Steffen Middlesbrough loan took place after City decided the American was no longer the best choice as the backup goalkeeper.

Manchester City has ironically found another “Stefan” as the backup and is looking to sign Stefan Ortega from Arminia Bielefeld.

World Cup Group Of Death: Every Group At Qatar 2022, Ranked

What is the group of death World Cup 2022? With all 32 spots filled and the tournament in Qatar fast approaching, it's time to reveal The18's collective rankings for all eight of the competition's groups.

By asking our writers to individually rank each group, we've taken their responses and found the average of their picks. The two easiest groups fell far below the other six in our rankings, while we also had a clear selection for the feared "group of death." 

Group Of Death World Cup 2022

*Groups ranked from softest to hardest*

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