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Soccer news and analysis from The Nation
October 8, 2021
Crisis in the National Women’s Soccer League: A Story of Predation and Power
The systemic failure of the NWSL would have remained hidden if not for the courage of Mana Shim and Sinead Farrelly and the solidarity of the league’s players.
May 25, 2021
Hope Solo Wants Soccer Justice
The legendary women’s soccer player joins the show to talk equal pay.
April 30, 2021
The Rise and Collapse of Europe’s Soccer Super League
If you blinked, you might have missed European soccer’s latest surrender to big money. But that doesn’t mean it’s all over…
December 9, 2020
English Soccer Players Take a Knee
Two Queen’s Park Rangers players looked directly at Millwall supporters and took a knee in a show of radical defiance.
November 30, 2020
The Politics of Maradona’s Iconic ‘Hand of God’ Goal
In the 1986 World Cup, Maradona etched himself not only in sports history but also in political history.
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November 25, 2020
Diego Maradona: Comrade of the Global South
As much as for his genius with the soccer ball, he will be remembered for his willingness to fight power and be a voice for the voiceless.
November 11, 2020
Who Will Be the Marcus Rashford of the USA?
The 23-year-old UK soccer star is fighting for government intervention to end hunger. This is desperately needed in the United States.
September 21, 2020
Taking a Knee in Alabama
Alabama soccer player Taylor Morgan kneeled during the anthem, and then issued a blistering response to those who would attack her.
July 28, 2020
America Doesn’t Deserve to Have Baseball Back
The season has just begun, but Major League Baseball is already struggling with a large and entirely predictable coronavirus outbreak.
April 7, 2020
Grant Wahl on Soccer’s Place in a Coronavirus World
The preeminent soccer journalist in the United States talks sports during a pandemic.