Opinion

What Is It Like To Watch El Clasico In Barcelona?

By: Casey Rhine

Ohhhh El Clásico, where to begin. One of soccer's most heated, yet most deeply cherished rivalries.Few of you readers get to experience El Clasico, in Barcelona, while it's happening. This was my mission on December 23rd and should be your mission on May 6th if you are not lucky enough to go to the game in the Camp Nou.

USMNT's 2022 Ghana Scouting Report: Oh No, They Got Iñaki Williams

Ghana's long and winding road to inevitably playing the USMNT at the semifinal stage of the 2022 World Cup took another surprising turn Tuesday as 28-year-old Athletic Bilbao forward Iñaki Williams declared himself open to selection after previously turning down Ghana's overtures. 

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.

MLS Game Of The Season? Cincinnati And NYCFC Play Out Unreal 4-4 Draw At TQL Stadium

Brenner completed his first career MLS hat-trick in the 70th minute to help host FC Cincinnati record a 4-4 draw against New York City FC on Wednesday.

Brenner, who also scored in the 24th and 30th minutes, additionally had two apparent goals overturned by video review. He sent a brilliant back-heel kick into the net in the first half. However that was denied after officials deemed the ball crossed the end line prior to the apparent score. He also seemingly scored in the 89th minute, however officials deemed Cincinnati was offside prior to the tally.

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?

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*

Paywalls, Blackouts And Baseball Oh My — ESPN’s MLS Coverage Was A Complete Mess Last Weekend

If you are a Major League Soccer fan who has tried to catch a game on TV, you are probably used to some disappointment by now. In many cases, trying to watch an MLS game is an undertaking of herculean magnitude — a quest requiring patience, fortitude and some pretty deep pockets. Last weekend was the latest example of the difficulties soccer fans in the U.S. face when attempting to watch the beautiful game.

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