Red Bull Creating an Empire of Soccer Clubs

Consolidation is the name of the business game. Increasingly if you take your pet to the vet you’re going to a Banfield clinic. If you have cable TV, it’s probably provided by one of a few carriers. And in soccer, we are seeing a series of clubs owned by Red Bull popping up. The issue…

Europa League Round of 32 Draw: What Minnows Could Upset Big Names

As the giants found out who they would battle for the Champions League crown, the Europa League also held its draw yesterday. The Europa League provides expanded opportunities for smaller clubs in bigger leagues, or any club in a smaller league, to take down a giant while working towards a trophy. Many of the biggest…

Santa

Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus (FC): The Story of the Most Christmas Club Ever

If you think you are too old to believe in Santa Claus, think again. Because not only should you believe in Santa Claus, you should believe in their promotion chances. FC Santa Claus Arctic Circle is a Finnish soccer club founded in 1993. They are based in Rovaniemi, Finland, which is the capital of Finland’s…

Thanksgiving

A Soccer Minnow’s Guide to Watching Soccer on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for being with people you love, eating good food, caring about those around you (related or not), and just being thankful for what you have, no matter how much and how little. In the middle of all that, it is also nice to have something to watch and distract you from…

announcement

Contest Winners and Site Announcement

Today is a busy day in the world of Soccer Minnows. We have two big announcements, with the first announcement being the one you have been waiting patiently for since Friday. The winners of our expanded coverage contest are United London FC, Real Oviedo, and FC St. Pauli.¬†All three clubs will begin receiving expanded coverage…

champions league

FC Rostov Surprises Ajax, and Other Champions League Playoff Results

Leg one of the Champions League playoffs is in the books and save one result the favorites all got positive results. Of the three match-ups we identified as possible minnow upsets, only one tie realistically could in the end result in an upset. The biggest surprise result was Ajax drawing 1-1 with Russia’s FC Rostov.…

Vote

Vote Now – Nominees for Soccer Minnows Expanded Coverage

Thank you to everyone who nominated clubs in our first contest to select three teams to cover extensively on the site. The below are a mix of nominated and selected clubs for our reader vote. The polls are open between now and Friday at 5 PM ET. Use the poll below to register your vote.…

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