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The rise of Major League Soccer

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen | June 9, 2014, 10:26 p.m. | In Professional »

On a rainy day in Foxborough, Massachusetts, the stage was set for the first ever MLS Cup. The Galaxy and United finished with the second and third most points in Major League Soccer (MLS) respectively during the regular season. United had already overcome Supporters' Shield winner Tampa Bay Mutiny in the best two-out-of-three semifinal, but the Galaxy still looked like the odds-on favorite.


Clearing up the DeSean Jackson saga

By Samuel Popper | May 2, 2014, 12:40 p.m. | In Professional »

Here is my best attempt to clear up the very shady DeSean Jackson release, share the aftermath of Jackson's signing and offer my opinion on the whole controversial situation.


NWSL Week Two Update

By Zoe Johnson | April 28, 2014, 1:14 p.m. | In Professional »

With the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) almost two weeks into its second season, teams are fighting to prove themselves early—and there is much to prove.


2014 National Women's Soccer League predictions

By Zoe Johnson | April 13, 2014, 5:48 p.m. | In Professional »

Didn't know we had a National Women's Soccer League (NWSL)? No clue who the teams are? Unsure why you're reading this? Don't worry. SCO is here to help.


2014 MLB preview

By Ross Cohen-Kristiansen Michael Gerbasi | March 30, 2014, 9:07 p.m. | In Professional »

America's pastime is back! For those who can't remember after a long winter, the Boston Red Sox became World Series champions after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in six games. Before we embark on the 162-game journey, SCO experts are looking to identify this year's Red Sox.


Out of the closet, into the draft

By Samuel Popper | March 1, 2014, 2:52 p.m. | In Professional »

After a long wait, the NFL might finally have its first openly gay athlete, and his name is Michael Sam, a mid-round draft prospect from the University of Missouri.


NBA All-Star Weekend Preview

By Jack Estrin | Feb. 14, 2014, 2:19 p.m. | In Professional »

With NBA All-Star Weekend set to kick off on Friday, there is much to look out for. Stephen Curry will team up with his dad in the Sears Shooting Stars competition, emerging mega-star Paul George will compete in the dunk contest and local studs Bradley Beal and John Wall will make their All-Star Weekend debuts. Here is the ultimate guide to the weekend's four main events.


NFL divisional playoff predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Jan. 11, 2014, 5:04 p.m. | In Professional »

After an exciting wild card round, and rough weeks for most of our predictors, we bring you the divisional playoffs. For the SCO experts, Sam and Abel are now tied for the top spot with Jacob not too far behind.


Champions League Draw Review

By Rohan Oprisko | Jan. 8, 2014, 6:24 p.m. | In Professional »

It is that time of year again in the football world. Games are more frequent on the calendar and the most savory matchups just keep on coming.


NFL wild card playoff predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Jan. 4, 2014, 5:59 p.m. | In Professional »

As the playoffs kick off we have a new leader in the SCO expert predictions. Abel has overtaken Sam and Jacob and claimed the top spot.


NFL week fifteen predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 13, 2013, 1:43 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into the second-to-last week of the season, the tides have turned in our SCO expert standings. After by far the worst week of the season, Jacob has dropped in the standings to second place.


NFL week 14 predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 7, 2013, 1:46 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into week fourteen, the race remains tight. Jacob has a five game lead over his brother Sam, who is in second place. Abel and Rohan are also not too far behind.


NFL week 13 predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Dec. 1, 2013, 1:06 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading into week thirteen of the seventeen week season, the pressure is on our experts. For the most part, the standings have remained the same. Jacob still holds a slim lead over Sam and Abel and Rohan find themselves at the end of the pack.


Equipos calificados para la Copa Mundial de 2014

By Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 29, 2013, 8:06 a.m. | In Professional »

Ahora que la mayoría de los partidos de calificación para la Copa Mundial casi han terminado, una imagen de los equipos a participar en el mundialmente renombrado torneo se ha hecho más clara.


It's all black & white: Incognito and Martin

By Samuel Popper Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 25, 2013, 6 p.m. | In Professional »

There was a lot of troublesome news in the sports world these past few weeks surrounding the Miami Dolphins football team. Starting left tackle Jonathan Martin left the team following incidents of bullying from teammates, specifically Guard Richie Incognito, that reportedly had gone on for a while.


NFL week twelve predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 23, 2013, 11:31 p.m. | In Professional »

Now heading into week twelve of this NFL season, Jacob has given himself a three game lead over his brother Sam and the rest of the pack.


NFL week eleven predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 15, 2013, 11:22 p.m. | In Professional »

Now that it's week eleven, the four SCO expert predictors look to put a rough week ten behind them.


NFL week ten predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 9, 2013, 5:35 p.m. | In Professional »

Heading toward the latter half of the season, a few teams look to make a playoff push.


Teams that qualified for the 2014 World Cup

By Rohan Oprisko | Nov. 9, 2013, 1:17 p.m. | In Professional »

After multiple World Cup qualifying matches last week, the picture of the teams participating in the world renowned tournament in Brazil became more clear. Here is a list of all qualified teams by region and their chances in the World Cup.


NFL week nine predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Nov. 1, 2013, 2:34 p.m. | In Professional »

After a thrilling week eight, which included the Lions' last minute game winning drive against the Cowboys, week nine has the make up of a good one.


2013-2014 NBA preview

By Jack Estrin Michael Gerbasi | Oct. 28, 2013, 6:21 p.m. | In Professional »

NBA fans need wait no longer: introducing the official SCO 2013-2014 NBA preview.


NFL week eight predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 24, 2013, 8:58 p.m. | In Professional »

As we now near the halfway point in the NFL season, our SCO expert predictions remain in a relatively close race. With a lot more injuries and players sitting on the sidelines, it only makes our experts' jobs more difficult.


NFL week seven predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 18, 2013, 3:29 p.m. | In Professional »

Going in to week seven, it finally looks like the Patriots will have TE Rob Gronkowski back. Peyton Manning also returns to Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium where he played for his first 14 seasons.


NFL week six predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 10, 2013, 8:47 p.m. | In Professional »

After a week full of upsets and surprises, our experts are back to predict another week. All of our experts had difficult weeks last week and are looking to improve in week six. Sam has come back to tie his twin brother Jacob after Jacob had overtaken the lead the previous week. Abel and Rohan on the other hand, find themselves slightly distanced from the two leaders at the moment.


NFL week five predictions

By Rohan Oprisko, Samuel Popper, Jacob Popper, Abel Chanyalew | Oct. 4, 2013, 1:17 p.m. | In Professional »

There were a lot of great games last week, including the Seahawks' narrow victory over the Texans in an overtime thriller. This week, the Colts battle the Seahawks as draft class mates Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson face off. Also, the undefeated Saints match up against a tough Bears' team.

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