Football remains king in Alabama, but where does soccer fit in?

Football remains king in Alabama, but where does soccer fit in?

In Alabama, there is little doubt that football is king. The Crimson Tide and the Tigers dominate Saturday fall rituals, and Friday Night Lights shine bright on football fields from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast.

But that’s not stopping a public push to build newer and bigger venues for other sports, particularly soccer. And in Mobile County Friday, a celebration will be held commencing the construction of a long-awaited soccer complex that some believe will add a much-needed injection of sports tourism into a city starving for more playing fields.

“We have a 30-field deficit from a […]

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Local semi-pro soccer club pulls off shocker, beats USL team in U.S. Open Cup

Local semi-pro soccer club pulls off shocker, beats USL team in U.S. Open Cup

While South Florida soccer fans await the launch of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, they can support the hottest semi-pro team in America — the Florida Soccer Soldiers.

The North Miami Beach-based Soldiers, a collection of multinational local players, continued their improbable U.S. Open Cup run on Tuesday night by shocking the Division II USL Championship’s Charlotte Independence on the road in a dramatic 2-2 (5-4) shootout win to advance to the third round.

The Soldiers, who had already knocked off former NASL team Miami FC in the first round, were the only amateurs/semi-pro team to advance on the opening night […]

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Manchester City and European Soccer Arrive at a Moment of Reckoning

Manchester City and European Soccer Arrive at a Moment of Reckoning

MANCHESTER, England — Strip away the jargon and the euphemisms and the disorientating forest of acronyms, tune out the noise from claim and counterclaim and strident denial, pick a way through the laborious detail and the tangled minutiae, and a simple truth emerges: At the very apex of European soccer, a moment of reckoning is coming.

The report last week that UEFA is studying not so much a revamp as a total reset of its crown jewel, the Champions League, is not an administrative story about the format of a competition. The New York Times’s report, on Monday, that Manchester City […]

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Design and style should work toward making you look good and feel good – without a lot of effort so you can get on with the things that matter.

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