In this video, I discuss the history and evolution of the term ‘soccer.’ I start with explaining the history of the word ‘football’ and then explain how soccer was derived from the words ‘association football’ in Britain in the late 1800s.

Hope you like it and you can find more videos like this on The Soccer Tavern YouTube Channel.

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Posted on Jan 19, 2018 09:47 AM

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The Knittel brothers discuss Eric Lichaj’s new dog, Landon Donovan’s return, MLS’s new eSports league, and more.

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Stories & topics discussed in this episode:
Segment 1
- Man City vs Liverpool recap (https://www.footbie.com/video/liverpool-vs-manchester-city-4-3-highlights-premier-league)
- Mourinho and Conte’s war of words (https://www.whatahowler.com/jose-mourinho-reinvigorates-trading-insults-antonio-conte/)
- Eric Lichaj earned a dog for his performance against Arsenal in the FA Cup (https://www.starsandstripesfc.com/2018/1/9/16872276/eric-lichaj-finally-got-a-dog-and-trolled-arsenal-with-its-name)

Segment 2
- UEFA fan team of the year (https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/about-uefa/news/newsid=2529238.html#/)
- Landon Donovan making a comeback (http://www.espn.com/soccer/club/united-states/660/blog/post/3347468/landon-donovan-decision-to-comeback-join-leon-liga-mx-feels-different-to-previous-returns)
- NISA is launching a fan-owned club initiative (http://www.nisaofficial.com/2018/01/06/nisa-launches-fan-owned-club-initiative/)

Segment 3 
- MLS launches eLeague (https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/01/12/mls-announces-emls-new-competitive-gaming-league-ea-sports-fifa-18)
- MLS does not play its domestic youth (https://twitter.com/atosoccer/status/951197543140069376/photo/1)
- Soccer is 4th most popular sport in US (https://www.socceramerica.com/publications/article/76336/gallup-poll-soccer-closes-in-on-big-three-as-most.html)

Others mentioned
- French ref kicks player (https://twitter.com/sport360/status/952800039763558401)
- 3 pros vs 100 children match in Japan (https://youtu.be/GE25b1eZe8Y)
- West Ham vs Shrewsbury FA cup was interesting (https://www.whatahowler.com/joe-hart-wears-fans-dirty-old-hat-josh-cullen-loses-teeth-fa-cup-match/)
- Congrats to Ronaldinho on a great career (https://twitter.com/BigSportGB/status/953381195798151169)

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Posted on Jan 18, 2018 10:48 AM

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The Knittel brothers discuss Coutinho to Barca, Fleetwood keeper with a year’s supply of Papa John’s, Mark Hughes fired from Stoke, and more.

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Stories & topics discussed in this episode:

Segment 1
- Coutinho to Barca (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/philippe-coutinho-liverpool-transfer-news-barcelona-jurgen-klopp-plans-january-transfer-window-a8146376.html)
- Costa scored, then was sent off in his La Liga return for Atletico (https://twitter.com/newschambers/status/949642052320579584)
- Ross Barkley to Chelsea (https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/jan/05/ross-barkley-chelsea-everton)

Segment 2
- Emre Can reportedly signed a pre-contract with Juve (http://www.calciomercato.com/en/news/exclusive-here-s-how-much-juventus-have-offered-emre-can-53741)
- Fleetwood Town goalkeeper won year’s supply of Papa John’s pizza after FA Cup clean sheet (http://www.sportbible.com/football/funny-fleetwood-goalkeeper-lands-years-supply-of-pizza-after-clean-sheet-20180106)
- Irish Manager subs himself on and gets booked twice in 3 minutes to see his team lose (http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/42596870)

Segment 3 
- Mark Hughes finally fired from Stoke City (https://twitter.com/stokecity/status/949734975166930944)
- MLS has 5 teams in the top 30 of the Global Soccerex Football Finance 100 List (https://twitter.com/WilliamsBob75/status/948675421205352449)
- Gonzalez considering a switch to Mexico now (http://www.goal.com/en/amp/news/usmnt-news-el-tri-ramping-up-pursuit-of-jonathan-gonzalez/1mk9plaegya001i3to6kycme6i)

Others mentioned
- US roster for January camp: https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/01/08/armchair-analyst-january-usmnt-camp-roster-gonzalez-situation-reaction

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Posted on Jan 09, 2018 12:52 PM

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We made a YouTube video sharing soccer’s creation story. It begins in the Middle Ages, then moves to 18th-century English public schools and finally discusses the formation of the Football Association (FA) and International Football Association Board (IFAB).

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Posted on Jan 05, 2018 09:44 AM

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The Knittel brothers discuss Goretzka to Bayern, Wenger breaking records, best moments of 2017, and more.

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Stories & topics discussed in this episode:

Segment 1
- Pogba is the transfer whisperer (http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/january-transfer-news-rumours-secret-agent-pogba-key-to-man-utds-/rrwvf2d4op121qzrmnt23afsb)
- Goretzka to Bayern (https://twitter.com/cfbayern/status/947491309400592385)
- Bad tackles against City keep going under the radar (https://streamable.com/wpcdo)

Segment 2
- Tourist accidentally attends Kilmarnock match (https://twitter.com/harleymita/status/947178689363697664)
- Food & drink delivery directly to supporters’ seats (https://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/7n7u6s/fc_porto_will_launch_mobile_app_to_deliver_food/)
- Wenger sets managerial record (http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsene-wenger-arsenal-record-premier-league-games-sir-alex-ferguson-a8134066.html)

Segment 3 
- MLS schedule hurts World Cup preparations according to Miguel Herrera (http://www.espn.com/soccer/major-league-soccer/story/3330320/miguel-herrera-says-mls-schedule-hurts-players-world-cup-preparations)
- Pro/Rel isn’t a necessity in American soccer according to Kevin Kinkead (https://twitter.com/Kevin_Kinkead/status/947203807938793477)
- Best moments of 2017 (http://www.goal.com/en-us/lists/2017-in-football-best-moments-of-the-year/1jxn57i5q1sd91labnscrvt85d)

Others mentioned
- Ozil megs Welbeck (https://twitter.com/ZIatanFacts/status/946705010259386368)
- Liverpool & Arsenal finances article (https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbymcmahon/2017/12/31/how-liverpool-got-a-financial-jump-on-arsenal-even-though-the-gunners-generate-more-revenue/#5852a8aa33db)

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Posted on Jan 03, 2018 02:09 PM

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