• Knockout soccer for Europe's top competitions? Only if we go the whole way
    All of a sudden, the single-game format was "more exciting" than games played over two legs and the Champions League had a 'World Cup' feel.
  • Chris Wondolowski and the remarkable empathy and insight of pro athletes
    Men and women who get paid to play sports are reacting more empathically and insightfully than many in other sectors of our society with access to a pulpit.
  • Bob Bradley on the meaning of 'we' and why Utah owner Dell Loy Hansen is wrong
    The LAFC coach reiterated his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and praised MLS players for their roles in Wednesday's postponements.
  • No way they could play: MLS players protest latest police brutality against a Black person
    I'll probably always remember San Jose Earthquakes-Portland Timbers, Aug. 26, 2020 -- even though it was a game never played.
  • Youth soccer scheduling starts in various ways amid uncertainty across a pandemic-hit nation
    Teams are waiting for league schedules. Leagues are waiting to see how many teams are entering. Teams are waiting for players to commit.
  • Tiffany Weimer on valuing the player's voice, inspiring more women to get into coaching, and her off-the-field outlets
    Players know themselves better than coaches know them, believes Tiffany Weimer, who works with three Oakwood SC teams.
  • After five-month break, German amateur soccer is back up and running with the usual flare-ups and square-ups - but for how long?
    There's an intense and pointless argument about, of all things, a throw-in. They square right up to each other, nose to nose. So much for social distancing.
  • Oscar Pareja: MLS will pass by Mexico
    Two decades of playing and coaching in MLS, and a year in LIga MX, preceded Colombian native Oscar Pareja's arrival in Orlando.
  • Melizabeth Santos, mask-maker to soccer's frontline heroes
    The Chicago resident put her passions together to make masks out of old U.S. national team jerseys.
  • 'Blood and Circuses' delves into the post-communist chaos of eastern European soccer
    Storied teams were deprived of state support and had to rely on investment from the dubious new breed of often oil-enriched benefactor. Or, they went bust.
  • New England youth soccer requires safety strategy for pandemic that doesn't respect borders
    COVID-19 has forced every soccer league and club to adopt new protocols. It's even more difficult in areas of the country where players and teams routinely cross borders to train and compete.
  • Sasho Cirovski on hopes for spring college soccer, players' key questions, and activism in sports
    Sasho Cirovski and his college coaching colleagues have been focusing on how to navigate the short- and long-term impact of COVID.
  • Adrian Solca on steering Texas power Solar SC through the youth game's major changes
    Solar SC, the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex club launched in 1976, pulled off an extraordinary 2018-19 season.
  • MLS commissioner Don Garber on play returning to home markets and with fans in the stands -- and why return at all?
    Major League Soccer's decision to resume play in home markets on Wednesday is not without its critics.
  • Tom Sermanni deserves some of the credit in developing back-to-back World Cup champions
    Of the 23 players on the 2019 World Cup roster, seven debuted during Tom Sermanni's 15 months in charge.
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