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Why Do Didier Drogba, Diplo, Pete Wentz, and Brandon McCarthy Own a Second-Tier American Soccer Team Together?

It’s a lot easier and a lot cheaper than owning an NFL team

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How the Hell Did That Happen? And What’s Next for American Soccer?

There won’t be a World Cup for the U.S. in 2018, but with Christian Pulisic and plenty of other promising youngsters, maybe the future won’t be so bad

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Christian Pulisic Doesn’t Play for the Best American Soccer Team

With the Under-17 World Cup set to kick off in India, Andrew Carleton, Josh Sargent, and Tim Weah provide a bright future for the U.S.

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Christian Pulisic vs. the World

Two middling performances in World Cup qualifiers showed the teenager’s limits. But to get to Russia and succeed, the USMNT will need his brilliance.

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The U.S. Is Officially Christian Pulisic’s Team — but He Can’t Do It All

He’s the best American soccer player alive, and maybe already the best ever. He’s also still only 18.

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What Happens When Soccer Bans Heading?

If the rules of the game were being written today, making head-to-ball contact would be outlawed — but they were written 150 years ago. Backed by research and growing concussion awareness, U.S. Soccer is trying to reframe how we think about such an ingrained and dangerous part of the sport.

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The Best American Soccer Player Is an 18-Year-Old From Hershey, Pennsylvania

Allow us to repeat: The best American soccer player is an 18-year-old from Hershey, Pennsylvania. In case it wasn’t already clear, a World Cup qualifier against Honduras confirmed that Christian Pulisic is the real deal — and he’s only going to get better.

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In Arena We Trust?

With Jürgen Klinsmann out, meet the (probable) new boss, Bruce Arena, same as the old boss

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The Next Next Big Thing

Christian Pulisic is well on his way to becoming America’s first world-class soccer player. Is he an outlier? Or a sign of things to come?