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July 6, 2015
Why I’m Done Defending Women’s Sports
While I’m being asked why “no one cares,” the Women’s World Cup is getting ratings that would make the NBA or MLB weep with joy.
July 1, 2015
African Artistry and Anger at the Women’s World Cup
In a fashion both powerful and heartbreaking, the three African teams have left an indelible impression on the 2015 Women’s World Cup
June 15, 2015
Qatar’s World Cup Preparations Could Kill as Many as 4,000 Migrant Workers
Will the scandals roiling FIFA put a stop to the deadly construction projects?
June 2, 2015
Snapshot: Fifa’s Self-Chopping Head
June 2, 2015
Sepp Blatter’s Shocking End
Sepp Blatter’s reign of error is over. But speculation about his and FIFA’s future has just begun.
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May 28, 2015
Will the FIFA Raids Scuttle the Vote to Suspend Israeli Soccer?
The future of the planned FIFA vote on Israeli soccer’s future may be in peril but it may have received an unexpected boost.
May 27, 2015
Down Goes FIFA! Down Goes FIFA!
The dramatic arrests of leading FIFA officials are the tip of the iceberg. This could be the beginning of the end for the soccer federation in its current form.
May 11, 2015
Israel and Palestine Agree: Keep Politics Out of Soccer
The sentiment of keeping sports and politics seperate unites the soccer leaders in Israel and Palestine. Tragically, they both mean profoundly different things.
May 8, 2015
Beyond the Ball: How Colombia’s Indigenous Peoples are Betting Their Future on Soccer
On the field at the most ambitious indigenous sporting event in Colombian history.
April 13, 2015
The Debt Owed to Eduardo Galeano
Eduardo Galeano taught us not to be embarrassed for refusing to acclimate to the horrors of the present.