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Coolest Gifts for Soccer Fans for Any Occasion
Those who know a soccer fan or is a soccer fan themselves know exactly how passionate soccer lovers are. They're so dedicated to their favorite team that some of them even risk their lives standing up for it and for their love of the game. I've actually seen a bar fight occur that involved two fans from opposing soccer teams, the two got kicked out — that's how serious they are about the sport. Just like any other sport, actually, there are some diehard fans that own jerseys, sneakers, shorts, hats, even a huge flag representing their most cherished soccer team.
Best European Soccer Jerseys of 2017
Jerseys are important in sports, especially European soccer where the jerseys aren't just used to express the team's spirit, but to also promote corporate advertisements. Some may think this is ruining the sanctity of the uniform, however, when done right the best jerseys avoid looking like simple billboards. So, what are the best European soccer jerseys of 2017?
Best Soccer Books Every Fan Must Read
Football, as it's more prominently known in Europe, has a global following that idolizes players, clubs, and individual leagues, like Americans and their own home sport. There's loads of football books to choose from, but not all of them are as interesting or as worthwhile for all the various types of football fans. Depending on whether you want an autobiography, or something a little more broad, like something on the history of one particular team, it's easy to get bogged down by the less sensible texts floating out there.
Most Successful Clubs in Premier League History
With their elite entry policy and excellent attire, clubs in the Premier League are known around the world for bringing quality players to the forefront. Fans love these members for their ability to score goals, add defense, and just be epic public figures.
What Next for American Soccer?
The game of futbol in America took a huge hit in October 2017. The United States Men’s National Team fell to Trinidad and Tobago 2-1, eliminating them from World Cup competition for the first time since 1986. This was more than a horrible loss for the United States; this was a catastrophic setback for the sport here in America. After reaching the round of 16 in the previous World Cup, falling to the eventual champion Germany, the game had finally gained some traction in the mainstream. It was expected that the United States would build upon that momentum, flaunting a new young savant in Christian Pulisic on their way to joining the rest of the world. Instead, they will not compete at all and instead will fall into two years of friendlies and meaningless soccer.
The Complete List of Major League Soccer Teams
Major League Soccer represents United States and Canada's highest level of the sport. It consists of 19 teams from both countries, but this list is only the best of the best. This is the complete list of major league soccer teams that will get you pumped up to watch your favorites teams during this soccer season.
Watford v Arsenal
After a fairly comfortable first half, Arsenal opened up the scoring with a Per Mertesacker header. This was the 'BFG's' first start in the Premier League since April 2016.
Basic Rules of Soccer Every Beginner Should Know
A complete guide to understanding soccer is a challenge to grasp in of itself. Not everyone may know the rules and regulations behind the game. I would raise the argument that the only people in the world who truly know them at their deepest and most fundamental are the referees, and still I'm sure many would disagree with me. Still, it is an important concept that everyone willing to appreciate the sport, or learn it better, must follow if they want to play at their best. Integrating more of these rules into some of their best Xbox One games is just one way EA Sports intends on revolutionizing fitness and health to provide superior benefits to eSports.
What Is the Champions League?
The UEFA Champions League is the most prestigious club football competition in the world, comprised of all the top-tier European clubs. It's played by the champions and sometimes runners-up of various European football leagues, all of which are among the strongest UEFA national associations. If you're new, UEFA stands for Union of European Football Associations, which is the governing body for association of football on the European continent.
What Soccer Means to the World and Why Basketball Should Follow Its Lead
The impact of globalization will continue to impact our world. American cultures and customs that once dominated in influence have seen a decline. Reports indicate that the United States has fallen to third behind France and the United Kingdom in regard to soft power. This decrease means that certain strongholds and cultural aspects are dispersed throughout the world. Culture as an element of soft power is important to global relevancy and the impact a nation can have tactfully on the world stage. Governments rely on social and cultural capital to resolve conflicts diplomatically. With that said, global interspersion is not particularly new. However, with an isolationist administration in the White House, the continued dispersion would likely decelerate until an inevitable change in leadership. There is a flip side. As influence stalls under a new regime, sports and culture serve as the subversive arm to that impediment. Sports remain an important force that unites nations. A steeper decline would mean that we become influenced by culture as opposed to remaining at the forefront.
Greatest World Cup Goals of All Time
It's not easy to score in soccer, let alone one of the most prominent sports championships on the planet. While teams in the NFL's Super Bowl may get off somewhere between one and five touchdowns, a goal in FIFA's World Cup is like catching sight of an anomaly. And don't try to compare it to the 2017 World Series, either. Next to the difficulty of hitting a baseball out of the park, scoring a goal in soccer is the second most difficult task to preform. That's right, in all of sports. This can be backed by sound evidence produced by an astrophysicist and recorded in an NPR article, which was published last June.
Best La Liga Players of All Time
La Liga is the Spanish top flight league, and one of the most competitive leagues in all of the world. Founded back in 1929, La Liga is one of the most popular professional sports leagues in the world. Over the years they have never been short on superstar players, but who are the best La Liga players of all time? Every player on this list is one of the best players in the history of the sport, regardless of league.