English in Action

USL League One preview

On Friday night, America’s new fully-professional third tier will kick off. The USL League One was announced in April 2017 and now two years on, it is ready to begin with ten teams, five of which are newly-formed. The new division will sit below MLS and the USL Championship, although of course there is no […]


Alex Bruce: The Geordie striker who didn’t need college to turn pro in the US

“I was very upset because I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to just study because that doesn’t interest me at all. I only wanted to play football.” The end of 2017 was a difficult time for Alex Bruce. The striker from Gateshead was used to upheaval, having spent time growing up in […]