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smlwld stans: local league update

It dawned on us recently that a lot of local leagues are back in action and we didn’t even realize it. Going from no local soccer to virtually all the local soccer in mere moments will always make it difficult to keep up, but we at smallworld want to make it easier for you to […]

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power rankings: fan-owned frenzy

A new type of power rankings has emerged, not long after the most un-serious power rankings post that may ever come out of smallworld. This time, we’re back to ranking real clubs. To be more specific, we’ll be taking a look at all the member-owned, member-supported, supporter-owned, whatever-you-call-it clubs who use a financial model that’s […]

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club feature: space united fc

So if you’re like us, you were a bit confused to see the weird space nerd team actually racking up some serious success in the Battle of the Kits from Lower League eCup. You may have even been hoping they’d lose out to some of the better-known clubs in our community, especially by the time […]

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power rankings: best clubs to never play the game

We feel like we can say this with confidence: welcome to the ultimate, unrivaled, unbeatable ranking for fake soccer clubs! Yes, for real. We’re actually doing this. The poor college kid behind smallworld soccer sat down and wrote this post in the time that he should have been using to complete his homework. This power […]

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Cleveland FootGolf Cup Preview

That’s right, America. smallworld is covering a new sport today for the first time: FootGolf. So… why? In a reality where community isn’t a given, a sport whose very nature is rooted in community isn’t either. Soccer around the country has been in limbo for months, and even as it returns, it does so in […]

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smlwld stans: USL League One, halfway point

Well, we thought COVID-19 would be the strongest deterrent to lower-league soccer matches taking place. Unfortunately, however, that prize is more deserving of the blatant racial injustice in our country. Just when it felt like protests and outcry had reached a climax from yet another shooting, we saw video of another shooting on top of […]

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anniversary post: a trip down memory lane

On August 30, 2019, a week before it was due, yours truly put out a blog post about lower-league soccer for a school assignment. As I read it back and fought the urge to make various corrections, I imagined what it would be like to tell myself a year ago today about what smallworld is […]

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power rankings: NISA fall season, week 1

This post is sponsored by Offside Marketing! Mkay so technically it’s week 2, but there was only one match in week 1, so we’re just going to call the last two weeks week 1 collectively. We haven’t had a power rankings episode in a while, but as NISA opens up its regular season, it’s high […]

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smlwld stans 7/20: three’s a crowd

This post is sponsored by Offside Marketing! Also, this post is eligible for the gigantic grassroots grammar challenge. In the last edition of smlwld stans, we took an exclusive look at all the clubs we’re stanning in the NISA Independent Cup. We’ll certainly review those selections this time around, but there are many other leagues […]

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oblige the author: outsider’s take on the Independence dilemma

This post is sponsored by Offside Marketing! This post is also eligible for the gigantic grassroots grammar challenge! oblige the author is back, two weeks after our first installment. Last time out, we made the case that UWS is managing this tumultous year better than anyone else in lower-league soccer. Read that article here if […]