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US Open Cup Wins Highlight Another Hot Month for Virtual Lions: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18 (Part 6)

This is part six of an ongoing simulation experiment using Football Manager 18 to replay the 2017 MLS season to understand what went wrong for Orlando City. If you are interested, links to the [...]

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Article Review: Andrew Ross’ Neoliberal Critique of David Beckham and Major League Soccer

Ross, Andrew. “The Ballad of Becks and Posh.” American Quarterly 59, no. 4 (2007): 1215-223. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40068486. Marking the arrival English superstar David Beckham [...]

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Orlando City’s Five Game Unbeaten Streak Dies in the North: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18 (Part 5)

This is part five of an ongoing series replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS season in Football Manager 18. Here are links to Parts One, Two, Three, and Four if you want to get caught up. [...]

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Flawless MLS Cup 2017 Conference Finals Predictions

Here we are with just three games between one of the final four clubs still competing in the MLS Cup Playoffs and history. While Toronto and Seattle may feel a little predetermined to make it to [...]

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April is “Florida Hot” for the Lions: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18

After a shaky but successful pre-season and a hard-fought draw on opening night, virtual Orlando City tore into April. Well, mostly at least. As the month comes to an end the digital Lions find [...]

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When Your “Wonderkid” Comes Out: Football Manager 2018 to Feature Gay Players

In my rush to read everything Football Manager related in the past few days I came across one new feature I wasn’t expecting. “Football Manager 2018 to Feature Gay Players.” [...]

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Opening Night: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18

Here is post #2 from the ongoing series recapping this technological autopsy of the Orlando City 2017 season by replaying it through Football Manager 2018. You can read about the beginnings here, [...]

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The Pre-Season of Our Discontent: Replaying Orlando City’s 2017 MLS Season with FM18

Here is post #2 from the ongoing series recapping this technological autopsy of the Orlando City 2017 season by replaying it through Football Manager 2018. You can find part one here. Seven road [...]

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Orlando City’s Alternate Reality: Replaying the 2017 MLS Season in Football Manager 2018

With a minor break in my schedule, I fired up the beta version of the brand new Football Manager 2018 and undertake a little experiment. While turning the “what-if” dial up to eleven, [...]