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Soccer news and analysis from The Nation
May 18, 2017
FIFA Punts on Palestine and Fouls Its Own Bylaws
The world soccer body has decreed that the West Bank is just land without teams for teams without a land.
April 5, 2017
US Women’s Soccer Just Scored a Big Win
The US women’s national soccer team has a new contract, and it’s important for a number of reasons.
March 16, 2017
Here’s Why the US Women’s National Hockey Team Is Going on Strike
This is “a fight they don’t want, but must have.”
November 2, 2016
‘Africa Has Given Enough of Its People to the Sea’
Fatim Jawara, like many first-tier soccer talents in West Africa, attempted to migrate to Europe by boat. She did not survive.
September 6, 2016
This Is What Solidarity Looks Like: Why Soccer-Star Megan Rapinoe Stands With Colin Kaepernick
The US Women’s National Team star said, “
It’s important to have white people stand in support of people of color.”
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June 29, 2016
Front Row for the Fall of England
England’s soccer loss to Iceland in the European Championships adds insult to injury in the wake of Brexit.
April 28, 2016
Meet Two Women Tackling Misogyny in Sports Journalism
Sports journalists Sarah Spain and Julie DiCaro asked men to read aloud the misogynistic messages they receive online in order to increase awareness of harassment.
April 5, 2016
US Women’s Soccer Is More Popular Than Men’s, but the Players Are Still Paid Less
The men “get paid more to just show up than we get paid to win major championships.”
March 21, 2016
How the Rio Olympics Could Cement a Brazilian Coup
Scandals engulfing the country’s elite are not touching the 2016 Olympics. This could very well be by design.
March 2, 2016
Meet Gianni Infantino, the New Head of FIFA
The role of the chief comes with less power and a clear mission to make the operation a bit less rank.