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Soccer news and analysis from The Nation
March 6, 2020
The Coronavirus Is Coming for Professional Sports
Cancellations and other measures have already started in the United States. Get ready for more.
December 20, 2019
The Athletes Who Fought Back in 2019
For a taste of political resistance and victory, look no further than the world of sports.
November 20, 2019
When It Comes to Being Gay-Friendly, Women’s Sports Are Ahead of the Game
Women’s leagues have become much safer spaces for queerness, while men’s sports are still trapped in a culture of repression.
November 10, 2019
Far-Right Extremism Divides Germany’s Most Notorious Soccer Derby
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German soccer reveals deep and persistent political divisions.
October 21, 2019
US Soccer Is Neglecting Latino Talent—and It Shows
There are millions of youths playing soccer in the United States. So why is the men’s national team so terrible?
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September 26, 2019
Israel Canceled the FIFA Palestine Cup for No Apparent Reason
Many think it was done to drive a wedge between the West Bank and Gaza in order to thwart the aspirations to nationhood of the Palestinian people.
September 6, 2019
Soccer Becomes a Casualty of South Africa’s Violence
Zambia and Madagascar are saying no to playing in South Africa as long as anti-immigrant violence is a part of the political picture.
August 26, 2019
A Soccer Game Becomes an Anti-Fascist Demonstration in Portland
The Portland Timbers soccer fans defied Major League Soccer, team ownership, and fascism in one glorious night.
August 5, 2019
A Soccer Player’s On-Field Message to Congress: ‘Do Something Now. End Gun Violence. Let’s Go!’
Alejandro Bedoya will not put up with living in a “dystopia.” But the greater story is the support he has received throughout his league’s corridors of power.
July 16, 2019
The Women’s World Cup Legacy
Coach Kevin McNutt joins me as we talk Women’s world cup and debate our Mt. Rushmore lists.