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Best High Top Soccer Cleats for the Player in You
If you don't have the right cleats out on the soccer field, you'll be at a severe disadvantage when it comes to crunch time. Without the right footwear it'll seem like you're playing in slow motion, making you a liability for the rest of your teammates. The best high top soccer cleats will allow you to compete on an elite level, and if you're serious about soccer you need to get your hands on a pair.
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.
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.
Best MLS Soccer Stadiums
Despite not being all over mainstream sports talk, the MLS is growing at a steady clip. Since its inception, most of the MLS teams haven't been playing in soccer-specific stadiums, and instead had to take the scraps from football and other mix-used arenas. According to the Guardian, this is no longer going to be a problem, as the majority of MLS teams will be playing in their own, soccer-specific stadiums by 2018.
Greatest Comebacks in World Cup History
Surprising comebacks within any sport are exciting. Though there might not be as much action compared to football, rugby, or wrestling, soccer matches can be equally as unpredictable. And that's why these circumstances have made their mark on soccer history.
Best Soccer Documentaries to Watch
Documentaries are not only informative but inspiration. Sports documentaries provide this as well as some great action and motivation. What makes your favorite athletes who they are? What are the inner workings of your favorite sport to watch? These soccer documentaries follow not only the most famous soccer players, but the path that soccer takes, as a form of unity and compassion for many athletes and fans of all walks of life.
Russia 2018 World Cup
Every four years, the world turns its eyes to the world cup, a sports event that gathers 32 of the world's best soccer teams to compete against one another, leaving the last team standing the world champion. Soccer might not be super popular in the U.S., but in recent years it has been getting a lot more attention. Around the world, it's the most popular sport, especially in Europe and South America and there is always a big fuss when the world cup is approaching. In some countries, like Spain and Brazil, soccer is their culture and winning the world cup isn't just a sports event, it's a national accomplishment.
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 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.
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.
Richest Soccer Players of 2017
Though soccer might not be as glorified as football is in the United States, you will be shocked by the amount of money these athletes bring in each year. It is the most popular sport worldwide! Some of the richest soccer players of 2017 will come as no surprise to fans. Can you guess which of these ranks as the wealthiest?