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Talking Soccer Typography with MLS Font Designer Rick Banks

For most of today’s images, click to enlarge When FC Cincinnati announced the signing of forward Yuya Kubo last month (above), it provided our first sneak peek at MLS’s intriguing …

For a Trading Card Photo Editor, It’s All About the Uni Details

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Drew Pelto, whose job entails a lot of uni-related details. I think you’re really going to like it. Enjoy. — PL.] …

A Close Look at Soccer Officials’ Patches

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from our own Jamie Rathjen, who’s going to delve into the topic of soccer officials’ patches. Enjoy. — PL] By Jamie Rathjen …

Your Premier League 2019/20 Kit P/review

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul may be …

English Soccer Team Joins Cross-Sport Numbering System

[Deputy Editor’s Note: With Paul now on his August blog-cation a couple days early, today we have a lede from our own Jamie Rathjen, who takes a look at cross-sport …

‘Save Our Shirts’ Campaign Removes Ads from UK Kits

I don’t follow soccer, so I don’t usually write about it either (and on the rare occasions that I do write about it, I almost invariably get something wrong or …

Your 2019 Women’s World Cup Preview, Part II

By Phil Hecken, with Kyle Evans & CJ Fleck Follow @PhilHecken I’m back today with my “soccer guys,” Kyle Evans and CJ Fleck, with Part II of their Women’s World …

Nike Releases Slew of Women’s World Cup Kits

Click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Today Jamie Rathjen, who usually does the Tickers that appear on Mondays and is also our most soccer-savvy staffer, is stepping up to fill us …

Your Annual MLS Preview – 2019 Edition – Western Conference

By Phil Hecken, with Kyle Evans & CJ Fleck Follow @PhilHecken Once again, I’m pleased to bring you the annual MLS Preview, today for the Western Conference (yesterday we covered …

Your Annual MLS Preview — 2019 Edition — Eastern Conference

By Phil Hecken, with Kyle Evans & CJ Fleck Follow @PhilHecken Hey everyone — it’s time for the annual MLS Preview, and I’m back once again (for their fourth season) …

The Birth of ‘Gary’: How FC Cincinnati’s New Badge Came to Be

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from our own Alex Hider, who has an excellent behind-the-scenes look at the development of FC Cincinnati’s new badge. Enjoy. — PL] …

The Story Behind Inter Miami’s Crest

Click to enlarge I rarely write about soccer, because I know so little about the sport. But I have a really fun new soccer-centric piece up on ESPN — it’s …

Arizona Sports Teams Mourn John McCain

By John Ekdahl John McCain passed away yesterday, and while he will certainly be remembered more for his career in the United States Navy, his time in both the United …

Familiar Competition, Unfamiliar Colors

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still …

UK Team Sparks Discussion of Women’s Soccer Uniforms

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Ticker assistant Jamie Rathjen, who’s going to discuss some interesting issues regarding women’s soccer. Enjoy. — PL] By Jamie Rathjen Twitter-er …