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  1. sports
    Soccer’s Battle of the BrandsWhen Wrexham took on Manchester United this week, it was a clash between the past and future of corporate sports identity.
  2. the group portrait
    U.S. Women’s Soccer Fans Are Having a Moment“I’m overstimulated.”
  3. sensations
    America Has Never Seen a Spectacle Like MessiIf he stays in Miami long enough, he could supercharge a sport that’s already having its moment.
  4. games
    Messi to Miami Shows That Major League Soccer Has ArrivedYes, the Argentine megastar will get paid handsomely, but there’s more to his decision than that.
  5. sports
    The Unlikely British Superfans of American SoccerMLS, once a laughingstock, has gained ardent followers in a surprising place.
  6. world cup
    The Best World Cup Final Ever?Wow, what a game.
  7. games
    The Last World CupAfter Qatar, soccer may never be the same again.
  8. games
    Fox Sports Still Sucks at This, and Other World Cup TakeawaysWhat we learned from a riveting and dispiriting tournament.
  9. sports
    Grant Wahl Died From Aortic Aneurysm, Autopsy ShowsThe acclaimed soccer writer collapsed last week while covering the World Cup in Qatar.
  10. world cup
    There’s Nothing More American Than Watching Soccer in SpanishThe time-honored pleasures of tuning in to Telemundo.
  11. world cup
    The Best Team in the World Is Out of the World CupAnother devastating quarterfinals defeat for Brazil.
  12. world cup
    Goalkeepers Gone WildAt the World Cup, netminders are increasingly going on offense. The consequences can be miraculous or disastrous.
  13. games
    The U.S. Team Can Hold Their Heads HighLosing to the Netherlands was deeply frustrating, but the Americans’ best days are ahead of them.
  14. encounter
    Roger Bennett Is U.S. Soccer’s Biggest FanHe may speak with an English accent, but he has distinctly American ingenuity.
  15. world cup
    Pulisic Says He’ll Return From Very Painful-Sounding Injury“Pelvic” and “contusion” are two words you never want to see together.
  16. world cup
    The Five Most Dramatic Subplots Ahead of U.S.-IranAs the geopolitical foes square off in Qatar, there’s a lot hanging in the balance.
  17. games
    The U.S. Just Outplayed England at the World CupThey were the better team in Friday’s scoreless draw — which is amazing.
  18. world cup
    The Biggest World Cup Upset in History?Saudi Arabia beat Argentina on Tuesday, in one of the great soccer shockers of all time.
  19. world cup
    The Wrenching Moral Calculus of Watching the World CupQatar 2022 is rotten to the core, but ignoring the tournament is not realistic.
  20. games
    Did You Know the World Cup Is in Two Months?The strange timing (and location) of the world’s biggest sporting event will make it a hard sell in America.
  21. sports
    England’s Empty Soccer Stadiums Drop Commentators in Hot WaterWithout fans, the famously booming play-by-play calls can now be heard by players and coaches. It can get awkward.
  22. games
    Why Everyone Is Enraged About the European Super LeagueEurope’s top soccer teams are forming an exclusive new league just for themselves — and even their biggest fans are now in open revolt.
  23. coronavirus
    Most U.S. Sports Leagues Have Suspended Their Seasons Due to CoronavirusThe NHL, MLB, MLS, and NBA are all either suspending or canceling play due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  24. games
    Politics on the Field of PlayAlejandro Bedoya’s activist celebration shows a new way for athletes to be political.
  25. surveillance
    Your iPhone Is Listening to You (If You’re a Spanish Soccer Fan)Facebook isn’t spying on you. Spain’s top professional soccer league is, though.
  26. games
    The Women’s World Cup and the Future of American SportsThe last American triumph in the Women’s World Cup felt like the birth of a new era in women’s sports. Another win could lead to the era’s maturation.
  27. games
    It’s Good That MLS Has Finally Accepted That It’s a Second-Tier Soccer LeagueWhy did it take so long?
  28. games
    What Happens When the World’s Most Famous Athlete Is Accused of Rape?Five divergent scenarios are possible for Cristiano Ronaldo — and each means something very different for the future of sports in the age of #MeToo.
  29. games
    Missing the World Cup Is Like Detention for the United StatesSomehow it fits that America missed the tournament for the first time in a generation.
  30. U.S., Mexico, and Canada to Host 2026 World Cup, and Probably Play in It TooIt’s the only win the U.S. will get in Russia this summer, but it’s a big one.
  31. It’s a Dark Day for United States Men’s SoccerFor the first time since 1986, the U.S. men’s team will miss the World Cup.
  32. select all
    In the Future, Soccer Games Will Kick Off With HoverboardsBecause just walking a ball over to the field would be too basic.
  33. Facebook Has Secret Games Hidden in Messenger — Here’s How to Play ThemSoccer, basketball, chess.
  34. the sports section
    Leicester City Wins English Soccer TitleThe players had gathered to watch an opponent’s critical game on TV.
  35. the sports section
    Leicester City on Verge of an Improbable TitleThe odds of Leicester City winning the English Premier League were 5,000-to-1.
  36. the sports section
    Gianni Infantino Elected President of FIFAThe former general secretary of UEFA won a special election that became necessary when Sepp Blatter announced he was stepping down.
  37. the sports section
    New York’s Pro Soccer Club Unveils Redesigned Jersey by Showing Up at Fans’ JobsThey thought they were being filmed for a documentary.
  38. FIFA Still Paying Sepp Blatter $2.5 MillionMust be nice.
  39. the sports section
    Sepp Blatter Banned by FIFA for 8 Years, Vows, ‘I’ll Be Back’UEFA President Michel Platini has been banned as well.
  40. time out
    FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter Is Hospitalized for Breakdown Like the fans, he’s suffering from “nervous shock.”
  41. gooooal
    FIFA Suspends President Sepp Blatter and Two Other Top Executives“The rot in the FIFA leadership is so extensive.”
  42. The Swiss Open Criminal Proceedings Against Sepp BlatterThey’ve announced they’ve opened the proceedings on “suspicion of criminal mismanagement” and “misappropriation.”
  43. the sports section
    The Best Celebration Photos From Last Night’s U.S. Women’s World Cup WinThe U.S. Women’s National Team routed Japan to capture their first World Cup since 1999.
  44. the sports section
    Relive the Most Glorious Moments From Team USA’s World Cup Final WinCarli Lloyd was relentless.
  45. FIFA, Freddie Gray, and the New Power of the ProsecutorMarilyn Mosby and Loretta Lynch are not just indicting criminals: They’re trying to clean up corrupt cultures.
  46. the sports section
    Once America Got Interested in Soccer, FIFA Was ScrewedThe silver lining to the scandal: By comparison, it makes our pro leagues look downright angelic.
  47. sports
    FIFA Scandal Doesn’t Keep Sepp Blatter From Winning 5th Term“I am the president of everybody.”
  48. fifa
    Vladimir Putin Is Not Impressed With the FIFA IndictmentOther people and organizations are not impressed with FIFA.
  49. the sports section
    GIF Recap: Germany Wins the World Cup in Extra TimeArgentina weeps. 
  50. the sports section
    A World Cup Final Primer for the Vaguely InterestedGermany and Argentina square off.
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