• 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.