I’ll be completely honest I had no intentions of betting on let alone paying attention to K League 1 but FC Seouls’ sex dolls completely changed that.

FC Seoul issued an apology on Monday following their 1-0 win over Gwangju FC for placing a few dozen sex dolls clad in FC Seoul gear into the stands to silently support their boys. The apology was picked up by news outlets all over the world (BBC, New York Times, etc.) and likely gave the league the most global exposure it’s ever received. While the rest of the world found this absolutely hilarious the wet blankets that run the K League unfortunately fined FC Seoul $81,000.

Shout out to the FC Seoul employees who were forced to dress those sex dolls in team apparel. Never once did you suggest to your boss that maybe this wasn’t a foolproof idea. By the time you had gotten through dressing a few of the real dolls you had to have realized they still clearly looked like sex dolls, yet you completed the task. For that, we thank you.

Now onto the degenerate portion of the blog…

Stuff You Should Know

  • Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors are a dynasty. In the last 10 years Jeonbuk have six championships, two 2nd place finishes, and two 3rd place finishes. They’ve won the last three league titles.
  • Teams are allowed five foreign players on their roster, only three of which can be from outside of Asia. Meaning there aren’t any names the casual American will recognize. The lone North American in the league is Canadian International, Doneil Henry, of the Suwon Samsung Bluewings.
  • Sangju Sangmu are owned by the Korean Army and South Korean players that go serve their compulsory two-year military duty are loaned to this team during that time. The team’s deal with the league is expiring after this season and they will be automatically relegated at the end of the season.
  • 2019’s top scorers Adam Taggart (Suwon Samsung Bluewings) and Junior Negao (Ulsan Hyundai) both return for their teams while 2019’s assist leader, Moon Seon-Min, has started his compulsory military duty and therefore has been loaned to Sangju Sangmu.
  • Busan IPark and Gwangju FC are the two teams that earned promotion from K League 2.
  • Standings after two weeks



Pohang Steelers vs FC Seoul – Friday, May 22, 2020 6:30AM EDT

Following a strong finish in 2019 and key off season signings the Steelers are looking to contend for a title this season. FC Seoul lost some pieces on the attacking third and have had a sketchy start to the season. Through two matches FC Seoul has a 3-1 loss to Gangwon and a 1-0 over relegation competitors, Gwangju FC. Lastly, FC Seoul struggled against the top half of the table last season. I don’t hate Steelers ML but we aren’t going to get greedy. Pohang Steelers pk, -.5 (-107)

Gangwon FC vs Seongnam FC – Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:30AM EDT

I’ll keep this simple. 75% of the previous meetings between these two teams have gone over 1.5 goals. I’ll accept push potential in o2 goals (-129)

Suwon Samsung Bluewings vs Incheon United – Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:30AM EDT

Incheon United have to either score a goal or concede a goal against two teams projected to finish near the bottom of the table. That said clean sheets are still clean sheets. I think both teams will struggle to score. u2,2.5 (+101)

Sangju Sangmu vs Gwangju FC – Saturday, May 23, 2020 3:30AM EDT

After falling opening weekend, things didn’t better for Gwangju when they could only manage a single shot on target against FC Seoul. It doesn’t look like imminent relegation has affected Sangju much at all. They followed up the 4-0 beat down they received against Ulsan with a 2-0 win over Gangwon in which they were tactically superior. Sangju looks like a team that can fight for top 6 while Gwangju looks like they’ll be desperately trying to avaoid relegation. Sangju Sangmu ML (+109)

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors vs Daegu FC – Sunday, May 24, 2020 3:30AM EDT


Ulsan Hyundai vs Busan IPark – Sunday, May 24, 2020 6:00AM EDT

Newly promoted Busan IPark actually surprised against Jeonbuk last week and almost stole a point. That said they’ve allowed two goals in each of their matches and are going up against an Ulsan side that has seven goals through two matches. Ulsan -1 is a blessing considering they can hit the over by themselves. Expect goals in the weekend finale. Ulsan -1 (-119) and o3 goals (+107)


  • 1u Pohang Steelers pk,-.5 (-107
  • 1u Gangwon FC vs Seongnam FC o2 goals (-129)
  • 1u Suwon Samsung Bluewings vs Incheon United u2,2.5 (+101)
  • 1u Sangju Sangmu ML (+109)
  • 3u Ulsan Hyundai -1
  • 1u Ulsan Hyundai vs Busan IPark o3 goals (+107)

Let’s print this sex doll soccer money.