• England: Transfer spending down after early close to summer window
    EPL clubs spent $1.5 billion on players in the summer window, down from the $1.8 billion spent a year earlier.
  • EPL Preview: Big-spending Reds, Pogba-Mourinho detente, plus the new Fulhamerica
    After hitting the century mark in points (100) and goals (106), Manchester City is the heavy favorite to defend its Premier League title.
  • From World Cup 2018 to World Cup 2026
    Diversity brought European soccer a different vision in the last 20 years; we will hope the same for soccer in our country.
  • MLS All-Star Game: A showcase for all things Atlanta -- and current format
    Josef Martinez showed why he should obliterate the MLS scoring record in a match that showcased, among other things, Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
  • The Atlanta story, a perfect storm hits pro soccer's Valley Forge
    Atlanta, which will host the MLS All-Star Game on Wednesday night, holds a special place in American soccer history.
  • Alphonso Davies transfer: Bittersweet but inevitable, and rewarding
    Whitecaps head coach Carl Robinson says he won't block a move by Canada's hottest young star.
  • Bondy and the French grassroots system
    American soccer bemoans pay-to-play. At Kylian Mbappe's hometown club, someone other than parents pays for the same costs.
  • Ozil letters: Charges of racism put ball back in German soccer's court
    Mesut Ozil, a mainstay on the German national team for a decade, quit, accusing the German federation of "racism and disrespect."
  • World Cup: 99.3 Percent Perfection
    This was the only World Cup in my personal history that was officiated to near perfection.
  • Why World Cup VAR was sorely needed and how it succeeded
    Here's how World Cup soccer used to work: 1 billion people get to see a replay of a crucial incident but the ref doesn't.
  • Best World Cup ever? How about unique, in a slew of ways
    If you limit your analysis to the last six World Cups -- 32 teams, 64 games -- Russia 2018 broke a host of records.
  • France's new champions, young, innocent and adored
    The most striking difference between France's 1998 and 2018 World Cup victors is the youth of the new champions.
  • Arigato Gozaimasu and Sayanora, Japan
    Japan panicked a lot in defense, but when it had possession it attacked with elegance, grace and beauty not seen in any other team.
  • The Bruce Arena Book: Why it's worth reading despite the T&T ending
    The Bruce Arena book is so good it'd be ripe for a screenplay, if only it had a Hollywood ending.
  • The footprints of Collina
    Although it might be a bit premature to say it, but the refereeing at the World Cup so far has been very impressive.
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