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Beloved Red Bull midfielder Dax McCarty is traded to Chicago Fire

MLS made a big decision recently to disclose the amounts of allocation money swapped in trades, and Monday’s deal between the Chicago Fire and the New York Red Bulls is one of our first opportunities to use that information to help evaluate the deal. Longtime Red Bulls defensive midfielder Dax McCarty, 29, was traded to […]

U.S. Soccer should distance itself from MLS

Whether you like it or not, U.S. Soccer and MLS are always linked together, often times as one entity. This of course, is not true. U.S. Soccer is a governing body, they run the national team as well as nearly every league from the youth level on up. MLS is a professional league, sanctioned by […]

A 48 team World Cup was inevitable and we got the best possible format

When reports came out about FIFA looking to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams, I hated it. 32 teams was the perfect format. It actually made World Cup Qualifying interesting and made structuring the knockout stage simple and not watered down. But when money is prioritized over competition, the writing was on […]

Five players due to breakout in 2017

With 2016 behind us, we can begin looking ahead at 2017. Who is ready to take the bull by the horns and make this year their year? Who have some big question marks over their heads that need answering? Below, we have selected the five players that are worth keeping tabs on this year. Check back […]

10 of the best non-Premier League matches of 2016

Over the next couple weeks, the staff of 32 Flags will be counting down some of the top achievements and moments of this calendar year. 2016 has seen many things in the soccer world from the good to the bad and the ordinary to the extraordinary. Today, we are counting down the top non-Premier League […]

The most underrated starting XI in 2016

With so many great players in the world, picking a best XI can be exceedingly difficult. Of course, players like Ronaldo and Messi will feature in just about everyone’s team. The problem is with so many great players, there are bound to be a few that get overlooked. Those players who might be underrated, but […]

Looking back on the biggest soccer stories of 2016

Over the next couple weeks, the staff of 32 Flags will be counting down some of the top achievements and moments of this calendar year. 2016 has seen many things in the soccer world from the good to the bad and the ordinary to the extraordinary. Today, we are looking back on the biggest stories […]

The ten best soccer moments of 2016

Over the next couple weeks, the staff of 32 Flags will be counting down some of the top achievements and moments of this calendar year. 2016 has seen many things in the soccer world from the good to the bad and the ordinary to the extraordinary. Today, we are counting down the top moments of […]

Who would win a non Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Ballon d’Or award?

The Ballon d’Or started out as an award given out by French Football to the best European player in football. In 1995, that changed to include all players playing for European clubs and in 2007, all players around the world were included. From 2010-2015 the award was merged with FIFA’s Player of the Year award […]

Watch: Bob Bradley gets first Premier League win in wild shootout

It has not been an easy start to life in the Premier League for American manager Bob Bradley. Bradley took over Swansea City during the international break at the start of October, but heading in to Thanksgiving weekend, he was still searching for his first Premier League win. This weekend provided Bradley with a good […]

World Cup Qualifying: Rounding up the situation in every confederation

International breaks come hard and fast at the start of the league Calendar. There has been one every month as the World Cup Qualifying landscape has begun to take shape. Now that November is halfway done, and qualifying is now taking a break until March, it’s worth looking at some of the major storylines from […]

USMNT gets embarrassed in 4-0 loss to Costa Rica

It was never supposed to be easy when the United States traveled to Costa Rica, but it wasn’t supposed to go like this either. The US travelled to San Jose, Costa Rica having never won a World Cup qualifier there, posting an 0-8-1 record in nine previous attempts. Nevertheless optimism was high that on the […]

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