She wouldn't move to join her classmates for recess until I took some chips from her bag of Lay's potato chips. The 4th grade girl at the school for Syrian refugee children in the border town of Reyhanli was not unlike most children we encountered that day.
Nearly a decade and a half later, the 56-year-old who no one would have confused with a soccer guy has achieved something few thought possible: he stabilized MLS and set it on a path toward a successful future.
Football offers an important opportunity for development -- not just for those in need, but also those who have the resources and skills to help. The power of the sport is in its universal appeal, which can bring us together to tackle common challenges.
Instead, scarves and tight-fit jerseys clothed sports fans, as they attended the house that Steinbrenner built. No Yankees vs. Red Sox. No Eminem-Jay Z concert. Not even the NCAA's forgettable Pinstripe Bowl. The event? Manchester City taking on Chelsea.
The women highlighted in the film turn to soccer as an outlet to stand up to the system, challenging gender norms while fighting against violence, homophobia and corrective rape.
The big controversies surrounding Qatar as the site of the 2022 World Cup have been the shady bidding process and fears that the desert heat will ru...
In its current state, the Mexican national team will be going on a month-long vacation with some scheduled games while there. They are not contenders for the title.
Brazil edged to a 2-1 victory over Chile in a closely contested friendly in Tuesday's friendly in Toronto.
Qatar's failure to confront appalling working and living conditions of its foreign workers is undermining the very purpose of its staging of the 2022 World Cup.
Brazil delivered an impressive display of goal scoring power against Honduras with a 5-0 victory in Saturday's friendly in Miami that underscored the depth of talent amongst their bench players, most of whom were responsible for today's goals.
A vast majority of Saudis favor women having the right to fully engage in sports in a country that has no official facilities for female athletes or physical education programs for girls in schools, according to a Saudi sociology researcher.
Such a lucid notion: "The taste of sweet blueberries and the word 'Barcelona' makes me happy" -- just lie in the echo of that for a moment. It captures all that is most tender, effortless, thrilling and true about life's apotheosis.
This week's banning of a prominent Egyptian soccer player for expressing political views on the pitch goes to the core of international sports' problems: a refusal to recognize the inextricable linkage between sports and politics.
Clashes this weekend between security forces and militant supporters of Cairo club Al Ahli SC have dented the Egyptian military-backed government's efforts to show that the country had put its political crisis behind it.
Little better illustrates the inextricable link between sports and politics than the frequent perception of Middle Eastern and North African national football teams as representatives of repressive autocratic regimes.
Save the cupcakes and cookies for birthday parties, holidays and occasional desserts at home. Keep them away from the soccer fields.