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Soccer Racism Highlights Europe's Struggle With Transition and Entrenched Racism

James Dorsey | Posted 04.23.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Recent soccer-related racism highlights European nations' tortured transition from ethnically relatively homogeneous to multicultural immigration societies amid a resurgence of entrenched racial, including anti-Semitic, attitudes that flourish in times of economic crisis and are not limited to Muslim communities.

Shocking Upset Shakes Up Title Race

Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports

By Sunderland dealt a blow to Chelsea's Premier League title hopes as a late Fabio Borini penalty secured an unlikely 2-1 win for the Blac...

Transfer Window Breaks Bad

Rodrigo Salazar | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports
Rodrigo Salazar

It was probably a very bad idea to start binge-viewing Breaking Bad at the same time that the transfer window in European football was closing last week.

HIGHLIGHTS: Bayern Munich Crowned Super Cup Champions

Posted 08.30.2013 | Sports

By Bayern Munich clinched UEFA Super Cup victory over Chelsea on penalties after a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Eden Arena in Prague on Frida...

HIGHLIGHTS: Manchester United, Chelsea Battle

Posted 08.26.2013 | Sports

By Manchester United and Chelsea played out a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Monday in a game that failed to live up to its pre-match billing...

WATCH: Belgium Soccer Team Gets Cozy

Posted 08.17.2013 | Sports

After scoring 17 goals for West Brom while on loan from Chelsea last season, Romelu Lukaku is gearing up to take the field at Stamford Bridge. He also...

Mourinho To Leave Real Madrid

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 07.20.2013 | Sports

MADRID — Jose Mourinho will leave Real Madrid after three years as coach, paving the path for his return to England and a second stint as Chelse...

HIGHLIGHTS: Late Spurs' Equalizer Keeps Champions League Race Tight

Posted 05.08.2013 | Sports

By Greg Stobart, Gylfi Sigurdsson scored a late equalizer to earn Tottenham a 2-2 draw at Chelsea and keep the race alive for a place in ...

'The Special One' Returning?

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 05.02.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- Real Madrid's Champions League campaign had just ended in defeat when Jose Mourinho spotted an opportunity to send a message. Even though M...

Liverpool Star Tweets Apology For Biting Opponent

AP | Posted 04.22.2013 | Sports

LIVERPOOL, England -- In the latest chapter of Luis Suarez's controversial career, the Uruguayan bit the arm of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic du...

WATCH: Long-Distance Shot Goal Lits Chelsea

Posted 04.18.2013 | Sports

Rafa Benitez and his boys in blue moved into the third spot of the Premier League standings on Wednesday thanks in part to a long-distance rocket from...

WATCH: Chelsea Coach Confirms Exit, Rips Fans In Post-Match Rant

Posted 02.28.2013 | Sports

By Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez has hit out at the club's fans for having an "agenda" against him and criticized Roman Abramovich for app...

HIGHLIGHTS: Last-Place Side Stuns Chelsea

Posted 01.02.2013 | Sports

By Sam Wells, Queens Park Rangers stole a shocking win against Chelsea as former Blue Shaun Wright-Phillips scored the only goal of a game...


AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 01.21.2013 | Sports

LONDON — Roberto Di Matteo's reign as Chelsea manager came to a sudden end Wednesday when he was fired only six months after guiding the club to...

Preview: Chelsea vs. Juventus

Posted 09.19.2012 | Sports

By James Burford, Roberto Di Matteo will look to repeat the stunning heroics that led the west Londoners to the Champions League title, b...

MLS All-Stars Stun European Champs

Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

By Shane Evans, CHESTER, Pa. -- In Major League Soccer's annual midseason spectacle, neither the All-Stars or visiting European champion C...

Soccer Star Cleared In Racism Trial

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 09.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON — After four days of foul-mouthed evidence that provided insight into soccer's crude culture, Chelsea captain John Terry was cleared Frid...

Soccer Star: 'I'm Not Racist'

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 09.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea captain John Terry pointed to his work helping African footballers and their charities as evidence he isn't prejudiced during ...

Eden Hazard Tweets His New Team

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.28.2012 | Sports

Months of speculation have ended as coveted playmaker Eden Hazard has tweeted on Monday that he will join Chelsea. This news comes shortly after Chels...

Drogba Ready To Leave Chelsea

Posted 05.21.2012 | Sports

By Joe Krishnan, Didier Drogba has announced that he will leave Chelsea when his contract expires next month. Following a disappointing...

LIVE: Chelsea Vs. Munich In Champions League Final

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.19.2012 | Sports

Chelsea faces Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final at Allianz Arena, the home grounds for the Bundesliga powerhouse. Of course, the Blues will ...

Can Bayern Munich Handle Drogba?

Posted 05.19.2012 | Sports

By Rob Stewart, Former Bayern Munich midfielder Dietmar Hamann has backed Didier Drogba to inspire Chelsea to victory in Saturday's Champi...

Battle For Europe

Posted 05.19.2012 | Sports

By Karthick Arvinth, Jupp Heynckes' side will be dreaming of lifting a fifth European crown in its own stadium, while the Blues have set t...

Chelsea And Munich Meet For Europe's Top Prize

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 05.18.2012 | Sports

MUNICH -- Chelsea is playing for a place in European soccer history as well as next season's competition when it meets Bayern Munich in the Champions ...

Chelsea Earns Unlikely Result At Barcelona

Posted 04.24.2012 | Sports

By Keeghann Sinanan, Chelsea are through to the Champions League final after an incredible 2-2 draw against Barcelona at Camp Nou in their...