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February 25, 2015
Can Players Win a Strike Against Major League Soccer?
MLS players are unified and willing to strike. But they cannot win this without support.
January 15, 2015
After 86 Years the Palestinian National Soccer Team Finally Arrives
The success of the Palestinian national soccer team has always been about more than wins and losses.
October 31, 2014
FIFA Denies Women’s World Cup Players an Equal Playing Field—Literally
A bafflingly sexist move could scar the 2015 Women's World Cup.
July 23, 2014
Why Is the 2022 World Cup Being Held in a Country That Practices Modern-Day Slavery?
Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.
June 25, 2014
Luis Suárez May Bite, but FIFA Sucks Blood
Suspending Luis Suárez is the right thing to do. But the organization responsible for issuing judgment is absent of moral weight.
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June 8, 2014
Is a ‘Systematic Political Campaign’ Responsible for Brazil’s World Cup Protests?
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, armed with historical revisionism, wants to blame Brazil’s turmoil on political agitators. That charge won’t stick.
May 21, 2014
Brazil’s Dance With the Devil on the Eve of the World Cup
The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.
April 22, 2014
Brazil’s World Cup Will Kick the Environment in the Teeth
In Brazil, the impact of sports mega-events like the World Cup on the environment is nothing to cheer.
March 7, 2014
Major League Soccer to Start Season With Scab Refs
The breakdown of negotiations has led Major League Soccer to fall back on what has become an all-too-familiar tactic in the world of sports.