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    The Rise of Soccer eSports

    The Virtual Revolution: How eSports is Shaping Soccer If you follow soccer, chances are you’ve heard of and probably played FIFA (the video game, not the governing body). In around 2010 EA Sports finally won out after a long-running duel with Japanese competitor Konami, becoming the unequivocal market leader in the world of virtual soccer. […] More

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    Hull City’s Ryan Mason retires after head injury

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    Ryan Mason, Hull City’s 26-year old star midfielder has been forced to retire after a gruesome head injury he suffered in January 2017 in clash with Chelsea’s Gary Cahill. Embed from Getty Images While the National Football League grapples with  head injuries and its long term effects, there is very little talk when it comes […] More

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    7 Soccer Legends Loving Retirement

    Dear, Rabonistas! Trump is still president – sigh – but we’ve kept our eye on the ball.  Literally.  And what better way to give you a bit of that Rabona57 swag you have been missing than with a post about retired soccer legends, a sort of “new life who dis” of soccer (in a non-Wayne Rooney […] More

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    Dentist By Day, Soccer Manager By Night: The Story of Iceland Men’s National Team Coach

    Following the magnificent dream season of Leicester City, the soccer world did not expect another Cinderella story so soon. During Euro 2016 in France, the world saw what the Iceland men’s national team could do and they were not just some fluke. The country known for hot springs, Bjork, Sigur Ros, and Aurora Borealis, managed […] More

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    Leicester City: A Year After the Dream

    Monday May 2, 2016, the Leicester City players gathered together inside teammates’ apartments or in bars to watch Chelsea play Tottenham. As the members of the Foxes watched, their manager, Claudio Ranieri was returning to England from a lunch date he had with his mom in Rome that afternoon. What the players and their boss […] More

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    Playing For Pride: The Story of the Homeless World Cup

    Messi, Ronaldo, Buffon, Greizmann all get to represent their countries, their flags, their people, and culture in the World Cup. Read: Fear Factory: When Terrorists Killed 74 People For Watching the World Cup While the World Cup takes place every four years, there is another international soccer tournament that happens annually and features a different […] More

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    Madridista: The Remarkable Career of Raul

    For 18 years, and arguably more than anyone before him, Raul personified Real Madrid. The icon played over 740 games and scored nearly 320 goals in his time with the team but after management shifts, his career at the club came to an end. In the process, he became a sort of goal scoring nomad around […] More

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