Soccer

sports

Sports are back — but COVID isn’t gone

July 29, 2020 2:05 pm

‘Your linemen are right next to each other spitting in each other’s faces — there’s really no avoiding that.’

fans

Where’s the fun in soccer without the fans?

June 25, 2020 9:55 am

At dull matches, the fans are the best thing

controversy paradox

How come the less something is a problem, the more people talk about it?

June 24, 2020 11:25 pm

The ‘controversy paradox’ behind Britain’s protests

hooligans

Why ‘hooligans’ want to defend statues

June 17, 2020 11:33 pm

It is always folly to read too much politics into the behavior of British soccer lads

merkel

Merkel has lost control of Germany’s coronavirus response

May 7, 2020 12:24 pm

The fate of the country and its success story in this crisis now lies in the hands of the 16 state governments

megan rapinoe

The odious worship of Megan Rapinoe

July 11, 2019 7:51 am

Women’s soccer and ugly double standards

megan rapinoe equal pay

Whining about equal pay will damage women’s soccer

July 8, 2019 11:56 am

Megan Rapinoe seems quite happy with pay inequality when it works in her favor

political soccer

Here comes political soccer

July 7, 2019 1:55 pm

Big money means big politics

us wnt soccer scandal

In America, we have no sense of a soccer scandal

June 13, 2019 3:39 pm

The USWNT’s celebrations are a perfect excuse for faux outrage

british soccer

The fans make British soccer what it is – stop fleecing them

May 16, 2019 11:54 am

The English game would not have the same money-spinning appeal without them

jude law young pope

The Young Pope and the old game

April 9, 2019 10:26 pm

When it comes to sport, soccer is the world’s game, and the US is playing catch-up

jadon sancho

I watched Jadon Sancho grow up. That’s why I know he’s the next soccer megastar

March 7, 2019 1:59 pm

Even at the age of eight, it was clear that this London-born player would be something special