What is Tiki-Taka Soccer?
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What is Tiki-Taka Soccer?

A strategy used for quite a bit has had its rise and fall over time. Popularized mainly by Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Tiki-Taka soccer is seen as one of the most significant advancements in the sport over the past 15 years. A strategy so unique, yet somewhat widespread that it became synonymous with several coaches…

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Greatest MLS Teams Of All Time

Major League Soccer is the men’s professional soccer league in the United States. It is the highest level of soccer in the US, a relatively young competition, founded in 1994, with the first season played in 1996. Through the years, MLS has grown into becoming one of the largest top-tier soccer leagues, amassing 28 soccer…

Official Soccer Ball Sizes
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Official Soccer Ball Sizes

While there have been tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, various soccer ball designs over a century-long history of the sport, there are only a few official soccer ball sizes used in both youth and pro soccer. In the same way every single club in a major soccer league all around the world…

How do Loans Work in Soccer?
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How do Loans Work in Soccer?

Even though the idea of having players on loan is not exclusive to soccer, various nuances make everything a little bit more complicated compared to the other popular sports in the States. If the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions transfers is “Moneyball”, well, the situation here is quite a bit different….

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Does Soccer Have Overtime?

The equivalent of overtime in many other sports may be called either time-added-on or extra-time in soccer, depending on the reasons why it is needed. One is when time is allowed by the referee to compensate for interruptions to the game, and the other is an extra half-hour played at the end of a match…

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Is Soccer In The Olympics?

Even if you’re not a big fan of soccer, then you’re likely to know about the Olympic Games. Possibly the biggest international sporting competition in the world, the Games take place every four years, and the first ones were held in Athens, Greece in 1896. These first Olympic Games, or Olympiad, saw 280 competitors from…

What Is WAR In Baseball?
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What Is WAR In Baseball?

Baseball loves statistics. Whether it’s measuring how a team performs over time, or the effect an individual player has on that team’s performance, a legion of ‘experts’ have tried to find definitive ways to measure these factors – and more. But whether their talents lie in offense, defense, pitching or running, one stat takes all…

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What Is VAR In Soccer?

There’s no hotter topic in the whole of soccer at the moment than the use of VAR, or video assistant referees. It’s causing (sometimes heated) and extensive debate. VAR is commonly used as a generic term referring both to the match official who carries out the reviews of contentious incidents, and to the video technology…

How Big is a Soccer Field?
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How Big is a Soccer Field?

Size and dimensions of a soccer field The size and dimensions of the soccer field are a heavily regulated part of soccer. This is to ensure that the game remains fair for teams playing at home and away matches.  Whilst not all soccer fields are the same size, they need to retain certain dimensions to…

Soccer Player Roles Explained
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Soccer Player Roles Explained

Each soccer player in a team has a specific role. Each of these roles requires particular skills. Soccer positions can be divided into outfield and non-outfield roles, although the vast majority of the team plays in outfield positions. Read on for a detailed explanation of the different soccer positions and how these are utilized in…

How Long is a Soccer Game?
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How Long is a Soccer Game?

The typical length for a professional soccer game is 90 minutes (also known as ‘full-time‘), and consists of two halves of 45 minutes, with the potential for additional time at the end of each half. Although this is the standard written into the Laws of the Game (Law 7), the length of matches in different…

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Rules of Soccer

A definitive guide to the laws & regulations of soccer Soccer, or football as it is known in some countries, is one of the oldest and most well-known sports globally. Some of the world’s strongest soccer leagues are in European countries such as Spain, England, Germany, and Italy. There are many international soccer tournaments where…