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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.
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.
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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.
March 5, 2015
Defeat: Major League Soccer Players Union Scores an Own Goal
Players, fans and the long-term success of MLS lose in the new collective bargaining agreement. It didn’t have to end this way.
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.