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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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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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Word On the Street About Lower-League Soccer

Well, we’re attempting to fill the content void once again this week. Today, I thought it might be amusing to ask some of my friends and family how they feel about lower-league soccer. The catch? I purposely picked people that I knew would have little to no understanding of American lower-league soccer. I asked everyone […]

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Weirdness of the Week

As it turns out, when soccer lunatics like myself don’t have any more soccer in their lives, we become just lunatics. Instead of adding to the lunacy across American soccer Twitter, I decided I’d just report it as a neutral party. Without further ado, here are a few of the most bizarre things I’ve seen […]

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Club Feature – South Georgia Tormenta FC

We really missed this series, folks. The club feature is here again at SmallWorld, and we’re rolling out our first feature of a USL League One side this time! The team we’re referring to is Statesboro, GA-based South Georgia Tormenta. Tormenta FC has teams in USL League One and USL League Two, and they also […]

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SmallScale Arguments – Ranking ALL the Newbies

This is what happens when you try to make any sort of list with the UPSL. I wanted to do something similar to my USL2 and NPSL expansion lists, ranking each expansion team in said league for the 2020 season and explaining my excitement, or lack thereof (looking at you, Valeo), for their entrance onto […]

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Lower-League Laments

Well, this isn’t exactly a post I enjoy writing, but one that’s interesting and relevant nonetheless. It doesn’t really fit into a category, but then again, neither does SmallWorld as a whole, so it kinda works. We’re going to take a look at some of the biggest explusions from the lower-league soccer community for the […]

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USL Round Table – Sept 28 – Oct 4

Welcome to another edition of USL Round Table! It’s all down to this: one more match for each team in USL League One, while USL Championship clubs have three or four still to play. Crunch time is upon us! On the Western side of the USL Championship, Phoenix has been faltering a bit of late. […]

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USL Round Table – Sept 21-27

Welcome back to another edition of USL Round Table! We’re inching ever closer to the playoffs in both USL Championship and USL League One, so the climax of each league’s playoff push has arrived. Let’s start off in the Western Conference of the USL Championship. Phoenix Rising already won. By a lot. They literally could […]

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USL Round Table – Sep 14-20

Welcome to the latest edition of USL Round Table. Just when you thought the USL Championship and USL League One playoff races couldn’t get any more interesting, they kinda did. So you’re kinda wrong. It happens. Anyway, with about five matches to go for each club in the USL Championship, we’ve got loads of action […]