• Tough times for Bobby Wood: Perhaps he needs to rest
    When Hamburg raised Bobby Wood's salary to more than $3 million, it expected his goals to prevent another relegation battle.
  • Celebrations for Girona's win over Real Madrid across Catalonia, but no cava in the locker room
    Amid heightened Spanish-Catalan political tensions, tiny Girona pulled one of the biggest upsets in the recent history of La Liga.
  • Diverse England U-17s usher in a new era
    When the England U-17 team takes on Spain in the World Cup final Saturday it can emulate Brazil, the only nation to win World Cups at the U-17 and U-20 levels in the same year (2003).
  • American in Spain: Shaq Moore bucks the odds to make debut for La Liga's Levante
    Spain has been a difficult move for Americans, and players who started out in the lower divisions have often had a particularly difficult time.
  • FIFA Scandals: First sentence is eight months for wire fraud and conspiracy
    Hector Trujillo, the 64-year-old former Guatemalan judge, became the first person sentenced in the Federal probe into soccer corruption.
  • Brazil's impressive revival continues at the U-17 World Cup
    Brazil, the world's most successful soccer nation, hit rock bottom at the 2014 World Cup with a 7-1 loss to Germany. Its revival has been impressive and has also been on view at the U-17 World Cup.
  • Who's to blame for the mess at Everton?
    The English Premier League has completed just nine games, and already three managers have been fired.
  • Everton fan who brawled with child in arms will be banned for life
    Even when you saw it more than once you couldn't quite believe it. A man carrying a child weaving his way through the stands to take a swing at a player in a Europa League match,
  • Post-mortem: Will the USA Americanize soccer or globalize it completely?
    A couple of weeks ago, I said that it will take a small miracle for the USA not to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Well, actually, that small miracle happened and the USA did not qualify.
  • Danish women's dispute could result in disqualification from Women's World Cup
    The fight of women's national team players for better compensation and working conditions in Europe took on a new dimension.
  • The death of a goalkeeper: Time to ref differently or rewrite the rules
    One month after a field player was nearly killed by a goalkeeper collision in Germany, keeper Choirul Huda died after a collision in Indonesia.
  • FIFA October rankings, what's the value of system that gave USA boost after exit?
    For those who don't put much stock in the FIFA rankings, try this one on for size.
  • Two years into the Klopp era, Liverpool has yet to break through
    The rambunctious and ebullient Jurgen Klopp has not resolved those issues that were prevalent when he arrived.
  • More trouble for FIFA, Qatar and French soccer
    Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation against former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke and beIN Media's Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
  • Reaction to U.S. World Cup debacle: Time is now for change at top
    American soccer woke up Wednesday morning from a community-wide nightmare. Yes, it was real.
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