15 Interesting Facts About the History of Soccer

The Aston Villa team in 1897, after winning both the FA Cup and the Football League

Soccer is a team sport played between two teams of 11 players. It is one of the most popular team sports all around the world, with 250 million active players playing all around the world. It is played in almost 200 countries, and the best players from each country battle it out …

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Greatest Comeback Wins in Football History

Spanish footballers Fernando Torres, Juan Mata, and Sergio Ramos celebrating winning the UEFA European Championship

Sports teams are not always consistent. They can be in their best form during one match and struggle during the next. They can also have a rough start but pull themselves together in the second half. The game becomes one of the most exciting ever when something like this occurs.  Football fans …

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Why are Nylon and Polyurethane Used in Soccer Cleats

Soccer or football shoes

Soccer cleats are footwear that soccer players wear while playing the game or practicing it. They’re not just simple shoes; there are studs on their outsole so that the wearer can have a proper grip even when playing outside. Football or soccer shoes may have had humble beginnings, but they’re now a …

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History of Major League Soccer (MLS) in the US

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Major League Soccer doesn’t need an introduction. It is one of the highest-level men’s professional soccer leagues played in the US and Canada. The venture started back in 1993, but the first season was held in 1996 with ten teams. Since then, the popularity and love for MLS is growing throughout the …

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Tips for Maximizing Your Chances of Getting Good Players in a Fantasy Draft

An example of a complete in-person fantasy draft board

Fantasy soccer is a top-rated game, with millions around the world participating in various leagues. The game is simple enough to play, as it involves playing with real-life players and forming your own imaginary teams. The players on these teams score points based on their real-life statistical performance alongside their perceived contribution …

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How Are Fantasy Points Calculated?

Example of fantasy football, an ESPN championship score

Fantasy soccer is a well-loved game where the participants assemble a team made of pre-existing members in an effort to gather as many points as they can to win. These points are based on the players in the team and their actual statistical performance, and their contribution on the field.  These points …

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What Do Player Rankings Really Mean?

An ongoing football drill

It is often hard to gauge how good a player is without having any measure, especially in Fantasy games, where everything depends on the players’ performance. This performance is converted into points, which is how the winners and losers are determined.  In modern times, sophisticated algorithms have popped up that can quickly …

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