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Biggest Premier League Upsets of 2017
Betting on soccer is a billion dollar industry, so it's safe to assume to biggest Premier League Upsets of 2017 cost many gamblers some serious money. It would be remiss of me not to mention the role sports gambling plays in the upset process, as what is deemed an upset is usually determined by odds set by sports books—both legal and illegal.
Best Soccer Players of 2017
An amazing Boxing Day just passed, which means it's time to look back on the year that was in soccer. In a year full of World Cup qualifiers, fantastic plays, and incredible moments provided by the world's greatest players, let's countdown the best soccer players of 2017.
- Top Story - December 2017
FIFA World Cup 2018: Group A Preview
Russia The hosts will be desperate to impress this summer, having failed to get past the group stages in their last four appearances in the World Cup. The furthest Russia have gone is to the Quarter-Finals, doing so three times, but have not matched this feat since 1970.
The Best Soccer Moments of 2017
2017 is coming to an end and with Boxing Day having just passed, it's time to look back on the year that was. In a year full of World Cup qualifiers and fantastic plays and moments throughout the year, here are the best soccer moments of 2017.
Essential Types of Soccer Balls Every Player Should Try
Every soccer ball is not alike, and depending on the scenario, there are a host of potential options. Being that the actual soccer ball is the most essential part of any soccer match, you're going to want to get this one right. More expensive doesn't always mean better, but a cheap ball can really hamper the liveliness of any competitive match.
What is it with Cristiano Ronaldo?
He is, by his own admission, the greatest football player on the planet at this moment. Perhaps ever. Just to be clear, that’s unsourced, and in fact he might not hold that opinion of himself. But you can certainly imagine that he might.
- Top Story - December 2017
Best Street Soccer Balls for Your Weekend Games
Soccer (or football, depending on where you're from) is far and away the most popular sport in the world. It's incredibly simple and easy to understand, yet extremely difficult to master. Little equipment is required—not even soccer cleats—and the only mandatory element is the soccer ball itself. Because soccer can be played anywhere and by almost anyone, soccer balls have become more specialized to fit a particular environment.
The Best Female Soccer Players of All Time
Women's soccer does not receive the attention that it deserves, as it is one of the most exciting tears of soccer to watch. Among the amazing athletes that women's soccer holds, we have come up with a list of the best female soccer players of all time.
Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?
The ongoing debate of who invented the bicycle kick has been argued for decades. With multiple arguments to be made, we are going to touch on each of the possibilities, as well as dive into the technicalities of the impressive move.
El Clasico: The Ultimate Showdown...
Growing up, my first memories of Spanish football and La Liga were in the 1996-97 season at the tender age of six years old, with my brother, watching the original Ronaldo wearing the ‘Blaugrana’ of Barcelona as he tore through defences at will.
Best Gifts for Soccer Coaches
If you happen to play on a close-knit soccer team that considers itself a family, then you should get your coach something special this holiday season. Now, this doesn't have to be anything crazy. If you don't have time to run down to the local sporting goods store, then this list of the best gifts for soccer coaches was made with you in mind.
David Beckham's Toned, Inked Body Stars in an Ad Again, This Time for a Good Cause
The first time we saw David Beckham showing off his well-toned and inked body in a commercial was in a H&M Spring 2013 ad, directed by famed British film director and good friend Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, RollnRolla). In it, we see the soccer superstar running through Beverly Hills, clad only in his underwear after being locked out of his LA home.