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Seven Alternatives to Big Name Soccer Clubs From the Same City

Say you are taking a trip to Spain and while in Barcelona you want to take in a match. Of course you go on the weekend of El Clasico, so while tickets may be available, you have not had time to mortgage your condo to buy them. Or maybe the thought of giving money to…

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…

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…

Chicago Cubs

Who are the Chicago Cubs of the Soccer World?

With a smile on his face, Kris Bryant whipped a throw to Anthony Rizzo and, at about 12:45 AM Thursday morning, the Chicago Cubs were the champions of baseball. If you knew nothing else about the Cubs, you knew about their insanely long losing streak. The Northsiders went 108 years in between World Series, a…

FA Trophy

The FA Trophy: The Tournament Designed for Soccer Minnows

The FA Cup is world renowned for its prestige. Some of the biggest names in international soccer stave off lower league clubs and their fellow big names to hoist a trophy in one of the world’s oldest win or go home tournaments. The appeal of the FA Cup is that teams from the top ten…

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United London FC Riding Good Form into Fenton Cup

United London FC, the self-proclaimed first managerless football club, is hoping to ride an exciting victory over the London Falcons to continue advancing in the Fenton Cup. The team will take on Kitgum Boys this Saturday at West Ham Memorial Park. The club downed London Falcon on Saturday 4-3. The big news was new player…

A Club Named Boston, in England

Stephen Brandt is a soccer writer and host of the Yellow Card Podcast. Find his writings and thoughts on soccer, past and present, on Twitter. Boston, Massachusetts, has a long history with the English, both good and bad. Then there‚Äôs the Boston United Club in the sixth tier of the English soccer leagues. There is…

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