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All the soccer history and explainers you can handle

    #54 Why are there eleven players on a soccer team and how did that number become standard?

    #54 Why are there eleven players on a soccer team and how did that number become standard?

    This week, Taylor gets to the bottom of a question that no-one is asking but everyone might want to know: why are there 11 players on a soccer team? Or, maybe more specifically, how did 11 players per team become the norm for world football? Plus, Beowulf, mass brawls and weird numerical policies!
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    • 17 min
    #53 Who is the USMNT's biggest bogey team away from home in World Cup qualifying? Plus, possible explanations for why that's the case

    #53 Who is the USMNT's biggest bogey team away from home in World Cup qualifying? Plus, possible explanations for why that's the case

    On this week's episode, Taylor takes a long look at the Concacaf nations where the USMNT has the worst record away from home, and tries to figure out why things tend to go so poorly in one particular locale. 
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    • 20 min
    #52 What is a loan and how does it work?

    #52 What is a loan and how does it work?

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey explores the world of loans in soccer.

    How and why did the loan system start? Why is it useful? And how is it exploited?
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    • 15 min
    #51 Why isn't Olympic soccer as popular as the World Cup?

    #51 Why isn't Olympic soccer as popular as the World Cup?

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Taylor discusses the history of soccer/football at the Olympics, and prevents some explanations for why the World Cup has so much more significance. Plus, how did eligibility requirements change over time, why was Mexico City's elevation significant in changing the foundational Olympic philosophy, and why did Eastern Bloc countries perform so well for so long?
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    • 19 min
    #50 What is a super agent? And who are some super agents?

    #50 What is a super agent? And who are some super agents?

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Joe Lowery dives into the world of super agents. Who are they? What do they do? And do they wear their underwear on the outside of their pants?
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    • 17 min
    #49 What happened to Wimbledon FC and how did Wimbledon AFC come to be?

    #49 What happened to Wimbledon FC and how did Wimbledon AFC come to be?

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey explores the story of the team he holds dear to his heart, AFC Wimbledon.

    The club was founded by fans in May 2002 following the highly controversial decision to allow the original Wimbledon FC to relocate to Milton Keynes. 
    A version of this story1 is available in the book of essays ‘Losers: Dispatches from the Other Side of the Scoreboard,’ published by Penguin.
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    • 21 min

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