If you're a soccer fan, you know there's nothing quite as thrilling as attending a live game. There's an unparalleled kind of energy—you, suited up in your favorite player's jersey; the stadium's light blinding your eyes; the stands erupting with support for the home team, or rage against the rivals.
It’s quite a lucrative time to be in the world of soccer, as high-ranking teams are earning billions of dollars from sponsorships, Champions League earnings, and the dedicated fans buying tickets to matches. This boost has been not only good for individual cities hosting these teams, but many countries' economic value as a whole. And only the most valuable soccer teams are breaking records when it comes to team valuation, shining a spotlight on the sport of soccer as an international leader in sports revenue. Whether it be because of their management, popularity, and sporting potential, the most valuable soccer teams in the game today are currently out there earning boatloads of money, and all for good reason.
If we see that a Champions League game in on at 8.45 PM we head to the store, buy some snacks, switch to the channel the game is on and enjoy the rest of the evening. We watch a game surrounded by darkness, never thinking how it is possible that the stadium is illuminated like a Christmas tree. If we told this story to our ancestors who were pioneering football fans, they probably wouldn’t believe us. Modern sporting venues and especially football stadiums no longer depend on the time of the day because the floodlights are turned on at dusk. Have you ever wondered how this came about?
Troubled Manchester United plays their sworn arch-rivals, Liverpool, at Old Trafford on matchday 9. The Solskjaer camp will be looking to bounce back from their shock defeat at Newcastle a fortnight ago. Jurgen Klopp’s men, on the other hand, have had a perfect start to this campaign, collecting 24 points out of a possible 24 from their opening eight games. The odds are stuck against Ole and his men.
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It's no new idea, in fact there's probably been debate about this since the dawn of International Football even in it's earliest 'infringes' on the Club Game at the turn of the 20th Century. Now I'm something of an odd, old soul in that I'm a Country First, Club Second man in a world of Club First Thinking, usually. In many ways my soul still hasn't recovered from wasting 0-0 after 90 and Tim Howard's 16 Saves in Brazil, who just recently retired as the MLS Regular Season Concluded by the way. And when we failed to qualify for Russia, well... it's lucky I had my wife to keep me from complete suicide watch. That Applebee's I went to for access to BeINSport for #ThatNightInTrinidad is on my personal shit/cannot revisit list. For awhile I avoided Applebee's entirely, but you know—two for $20 reels you back in.
What makes a good soccer player? Is it a player’s ability to jump high and win every single header? Or perhaps it’s a player’s explosive speed into the open space? Could it be a player’s ability to bulldoze his or her way up and down the field using their strength?
Despite months having passed since the US Women's Soccer Team dominated and won the 2019 World Cup, fans across the world are still rejoicing in the kick-ass victory. What started for us in France at the opening match on June 11, the women of America were pit against Thailand, and utterly crushed them with a final score of 13-0. It was then that viewers, fans, and everyone else in the world witnessed the strength, talent, and determination that the US was bringing to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Not to mention, it was during this game; led by Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, and Carli Lloyd (who you might remember from one of the most memorable Women's World Cup moments of all time; where the first of many world records were broken. From most goals scored in a single game to having the most World Cup Series won, every game brought us a moment to remember.
So, why not recap? Here are the most recognizable records broken by the US Women's Soccer Team from the opening of the tournament to the final match.
The MLS regular season is coming to a close, and as we look forward to the playoffs, the pressure is mounting for all teams vying for a spot to compete. Through arduous battles of endurance, skill, and sheer athletic prowess, there is a handful of MLS teams that rise above the rest, enticing spectators with incredible moves and setting new standards for gameplay. These teams continue to demonstrate their talent and enthrall fans with exhilarating matches in a constant battle for glory, and it’s these teams that we look forward to watching as they duke it out for that all-important victory. As we look to the 2019 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, the best of the best Major League Soccer teams in the game right now are bringing top-notch gameplay and incomparable talent to the sport.
How is it that a team that has only been around for two years has such a huge following? LAFC fans act as if the team has been around for ages. This fanbase, which is good for them, act like the team has been around so long that tradition has been established already. All in a matter of two years. As for the league, MLS, how is it that a team in its sophomore year has great players?