One of the characteristics unique to the country’s growing soccer movement, at least when compared to traditional American sports, is how ingrained the ideals of localism are within the sport. That’s not to say you don’t ever see civic pride on display at NFL or MLB games. You totally do. Many of the fans who […]

Last weekend’s domestic action takes center stage on this week’s episode of the #Pondcast, as D.J. and Jeremy dissect MLS Decision Day results and look ahead at the resulting MLS Cup Playoff matchups coming at us starting this week. We also devoted a sizable portion of the show to looking back at FC Cincinnati’s now-completed […]

The rapid rise of FC Cincinnati — taking to the pitch for the first time in 2016, record-smashing attendances, a first-place team chasing a title in just their third season, and securing the fastest-ever lower league club promotion to Major League Soccer — has prompted many questions. On the latest episode Lower League America on Compass […]

Here at Wrong Side of the Pond, we’ve been known to take the international breaks off. That’s almost always the case during breaks without any meaningful matches for the US Men’s National Team, which was very much the case this time around, too. But this was no normal international break. First, the USMNT’s failure to qualify […]

Two defeats in a week would be bad enough for Manchester United’s José Mourinho, but falling to a Championship side managed by one of your former proteges and following that up with a loss to the most chaotic club in your own division certainly makes the two losses sting a little bit more. And since […]

The UEFA Champions League group stage kicked off last week, wildly some might even say. Liverpool triumphed in a goalfest with Jordan Saint-Germain, Spurs and the Cityzens lodged disappointing losses to former giants, and Manchester United found victory on the pitch while still taking L’s in their locker room. Then in American matters, there are […]