A series of recent mass protests in several Arab countries have called into question suggestions that civil wars, brutal crackdowns and military coups and interventions have quelled popular willingness to stand up for rights in the Middle East.
Tuesday's CONCACAF Champions League game between D.C. United and Montego Bay United F.C. was a true game between the haves, and the have-nots of North American soccer. With the result showing the gulf between the two teams.
In their last two home games D.C. United fell behind to early goals against Philadelphia and Real Salt Lake before rallying for the win. This time there'd be no way back from the early goal.
A shadowy group of militant soccer fans that has largely lied low since it participated in mass anti-government protests in 2013 that led to the military overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has claimed responsibility for a car bomb near a Cairo security building that injured at least six policemen.
Turf isn't the only greens where women athletes are losing out. FIFA must recognize that they've been presented with an enormous opportunity to follow their mission statement and "develop football everywhere and for all." And yes, the word "all" includes women.
Israel and Palestine are playing political soccer with Palestinian football as the ball. It is a match which Israel is unlikely to win and that could prove to produce a bruising loss.
Netflix's brand new series is not only this summer's most binge-worthy delight, but should be applauded as a game changer in the burgeoning world of globally-designed entertainment.
Political movements carry an importance that is independent of sport, however much sport happens to entangle itself in those movements; and merely because it is predictable that this occurs does not necessarily make it acceptable.
Let's start with a little context. I have two boys. Both are in sports at a young age level (ten and six). My oldest competed in Tae Kwon Do tournaments in the past (won some trophies) and now is focused on basketball, soccer, and baseball. His choices, not ours, which is how it should be.
Israeli leaders have condemned the firebombing as an act of terrorism and are keen to stop elements of the underground from threatening the fabric of Israeli society by escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
This past week, I spent some time in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado enjoying the Major League Soccer All-Star Game and supporting festivities. I've worked with the League in a range of capacities over the years and the relationship they continue to build with their fans impresses me every time I see it in action.
6 days earlier, D.C. United had allowed the opposition to score 2 early goals, then stormed back to win the game. 2-0 down after 21 minutes. Not only did they do it again, but this time they produced a veritable goal-fest.
2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic.
Walking around Qatar's monumental Aspire Dome sports academy, coach Fred Engh noticed kids playing soccer on an indoor field big enough to accommodate four teams simultaneously during a break in an annual gathering of hundreds of sports leaders designed to project the Gulf state as an innovative, socially responsible global sports hub.
This month's premier league final between Cairo's two storied clubs, Al Ahli SC and Al Zamalek SC, once the world's most violent derby, was more than a clash between two soccer giants.
D.C. United came into this game on the back of a 3 game losing streak. A trade with Real Salt Lake resulted in proven goal scorer, and Costa Rican international, Alvaro Saborio joining the team. With this increased firepower United were hoping to reverse their slide and get a win. It didn't start out well...