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    Detroit City FC continues strong form with convincing win in Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Detroit City FC headed into Columbus on a seven-game unbeaten streak that has landed them in a top-two playoff position in the Great Lakes Conference standings. Their good fortune continued with a 3-0 smackdown of FC Columbus on Saturday night in front of a large contingent...
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    ‘Keepers showing out at World Cup

    Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano once said that goalkeepers are cursed forever, solitary souls condemned to “eternal misfortune.” In the women’s game, part of that affliction comes from the lack of attention that the position requires. Young goalies don’t have enough tools to develop specific skills and evolve. Nevertheless, they’ll...
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    Round of 16 power rankings: Top 5

    The first round of the 2019 Women’s World Cup is over, and the tournament advances into the knockout stage. Die or advance. Points don’t matter anymore, although they were essential to determine the soccer showdowns. At this point, with an objective point of view, which teams are the best...
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    World Refugee Day Reggae Party this Saturday at CoHo Community Space

    INDIANAPOLIS — In celebration of World Refugee Day and the refugees who call central Indiana home, Exodus Refugee Immigration is hosting its annual World Refugee Day Reggae Party this Saturday from 4-10 p.m. at the Cottage Home Community Space at 714 North Highland Avenue. It’s free to attend and...
  • Guyana

    USMNT debuts at Gold Cup with comfortable win over Guyana

    After hitting his first rough patch as head coach of the U.S. men’s national team thanks to recent sub-optimal performances in friendlies, Gregg Berhalter felt plenty of pressure entering the 2019 Concacaf Gold Cup. Managing in his first meaningful match, his side opened its tournament campaign with a 4-0...
  • #MerchDay

    Celebrate #MerchDay with some new gear

    Every so often, we attempt to get #MerchDay trending on Twitter, which is a call to arms to support football clubs and soccer-related entities at all levels by purchasing their merchandise. In no particular order, below is a list of all the recommendations tweeted out during the latest edition...
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    Unpacking new FIFA rules

    With the reelection of FIFA president Gianni Infantino until 2023, the dominant football organism implemented new rules that will take action immediately. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) made some significant changes in certain jurisdictions of the game. Some of those new rulings are necessary, some others are indifferent,...
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    Australia, China earn crucial 1-goal wins

    A stunning display presented itself in Montpellier. Brazil and Australia gave us the most exciting match — so far — of the second round of the Women’s World Cup group stage. It was a high-scoring game featuring an impressive comeback, and with two new records broken. In their first...
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    Women’s World Cup: Opening week takeaways

    The first week of the Women’s World Cup left delightful sensations as a spectacle and major sports tournament. France demonstrated that they didn’t need an extensive marketing campaign to call the attention of soccer fans. The attendance in most of the matches was exemplary. France sold out the 48,000...
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    Las Vegas Lights FC striker Irvin Parra out Saturday after comments

    LAS VEGAS — Las Vegas Lights FC forward Irvin Parra is facing disciplinary action from the team following his startling claim on Instagram about some Lights players not receiving due compensation. The length of Parra’s punishment is unclear, but he won’t suit up with his teammates Saturday against New...
  • Chernobyl – USMNT edition

    CINCINNATI — There was a moment during Gregg Berhalter’s press conference yesterday where everything felt different. Berhalter intimated that he expected the press coverage of the match to suggest that the sky was falling for the U.S. men’s national team (USMNT). And while he pretended this wouldn’t affect him...
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    MLS xG analysis and charts through Week 14

    With the rise of advanced analytics in soccer, expected goals (xG) has become a go-to metric for examining the quality of both clubs and individual players beyond base accumulation stats (goals, assists, etc.). Inspired by Ben Mayhew of Experimental 3-6-1, who utilizes similar statistics for the English Football League,...