Pro soccer

Napoli closes strong in Italian traveler

June 4, 2017
With a title and 11 defenses at the end of the year, Napoli surpassed AS Roma for Team of the Year in the Italian soccer traveling championship. Juventus, which dominated with 25 games of championship possession a year ago, slipped to five games this season.

Eight straight and counting
for Toronto with soccer prize

Werder Bremen best of year
for German traveling title

June 1, 2017
Toronto FC snatched the North American traveling soccer championship in April and now is carrying it into June with seven wins and a draw in its last eight games. And it's been happening with limited appearances by the club's top two scorers.
May 29, 2017
In two years of the German soccer national traveling championship, Bayern Munich still is the leading team. But Bayern wasn't quite as good in 2016-17 as Werder Bremen, which won its second title historically and defended it 10 times.

Caps take surprising lead
in North American top division

Real Madrid takes all-time lead
in Spanish soccer traveler

May 23, 2017
The Vancouver Whitecaps are an ordinary team across Major League Soccer this year, but they've won every game they've played in the First Division. Dallas, last year's winner, is right behind them.
May 22, 2017
No question about it, Real Madrid dominated the traveling championship in Spanish soccer this season, and now has the all-time lead, holding the championship for 37 games. Barcelona, which dominated the traveler last year, is second with 30.

Chelsea takes chance on English traveler title May 3, 2017
Chelsea nabbed the traveling championship in the top level of English soccer last weekend and now has a chance to pass Tottenham Hotspur for season honors.

New York Red Bulls rally past LA Galaxy in MLS corn race
New York Red Bulls went on a 12-game winning streak near the end of the 2016 Major League Soccer season, becoming the top North American club in the first run of traveling designation.

PSG controls French corn chase with 27 wins
Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon were the two best teams in Ligue 1 with the traveling prize, and PSG was, by far, the more dominant of those two clubs.

Juventus streaks to 25 wins for Serie A honors in 2015-16
Juventus won 25 games in the Serie A version of the Ear of Corn, dominating the top Italian soccer league.

Barcelona rules La Liga with 21 wins
Barcelona won 21 games with the Ear of Corn in La Liga, making it the top team in the Spanish league with the prize for 2015-16.

Bayern Munich starts Bundesliga campaign with 15 straight
Bayern Munich never actually won the traveling championship in Germany in 2015-16, but 15 straight defenses out of the game made it the best team of the year.

Traveling prize travels a lot in Mexico
During the first year of following traveling championships in seven major leagues throughout the world, the prize traveled nowhere so much as Mexico, where 14 of the 18 Liga MX teams took a turn.

West Ham prevails in first EPL corn chase
A two-month run with nine straight wins took West Ham United to the first year's honors in the traveling prize for the English Premier League.

FC Dallas wins top, LA Galaxy promoted
The winner across our first try at the First Division in North American soccer is FC Dallas. Meanwhile, the LA Galaxy squeezed by as the best among equals to take the Second Division.

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