Editor’s Note: Happy Anniversary to Us!

One year ago today, I launched this site with an ambitious goal. I wanted to create a community for the “other clubs”, those soccer teams rich in history or culture that were overshadowed by the big money clubs. For every Manchester United there was an FC Manchester, and usually, you only hear about them when…

Der Club

There’s parts of this world that aren’t know for soccer. These aren’t parts of the world that don’t have the sport, these are parts of the world that had soccer but have had other things happen in their city. One such place is Nurmberg, Germany, and as a military historian myself, it’s very fascinating that…

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…

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What One Book Would You Give a Non-Soccer Fan?

Soccer Minnows is a community for soccer fans of smaller teams or people looking to learn more about the world of soccer outside the biggest bunch of clubs. As the U.S. is a growing soccer nation, we all have friends and relatives who either don’t care for the sport or actively disdain it. But what…

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Ten Soccer Books for the New Year

We here at Soccer Minnows want to wish all our readers a wonderful new year and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017. If you are anything like us, you have already been making resolutions and determining how you will change your life for the better (ours = bullet journaling). We are here to…

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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…

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Hey USMNT Fans, It’s OK to Play for a Minnow!

One of the constant debates for USMNTĀ fans is where the best American players should play. Any time a men’s player shows promise, the debate rages over the best location for them. The loudest voices tend to fall into a general camp of “play for a top European team or play in MLS”. This means of…

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