Hat tricks -- three goals in a game, like Carli Lloyd's feat at the Women's World Cup -- occur because the athlete and the team are in the flow. Flo...
A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government's handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government's agenda.
World Cup host Qatar is discovering the reputational risk involved in hosting high-profile mega sporting events. Qatar Airways' sponsorship of FC Barcelona is producing exactly the kind of publicity that is a corporate sponsor's worst nightmare while a Swiss investigation of the Qatari World Cup bid threatens to expose questionable financial dealings that will fuel demands for withdrawing the tournament from the Gulf state.
The Israeli government, in a historic break with past policy, is taking right-wing, nationalist Israeli soccer club, Beitar Jerusalem, to task for its openly racist policy of refusing to hire Israeli-Palestinian players, who rank among the country's top performers.
My wife, my daughter and I are all grateful we were there to witness history in the making. Nowhere else we'd have rather been, with thanks to the universe for getting us there in the nick of time.
If this year's roster is serious about growing the game of soccer nationally, building strong and meaningful digital presences may be the quickest and most effective way to accomplish that goal. Thus, let the tweets and selfies on Instagram commence!
Yesterday's dominating FIFA Women's World Cup victory by the U.S. Women's National Team over Japan (5-2) set a television record: It was the most-watched soccer match ever in the U.S. on a single network.
Criticism this week by soccer player Ahmed al-Merghani of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's hard-handed repression of dissent and failure to defeat a mushrooming insurgency in the Sinai peninsula signals mounting discontent in Egypt.
On Sunday, the U.S. Women's National Team faced Japan in Vancouver for another shot at bringing the cup down the short 30-mile trek back to the States. They won in a dominating fashion by a score of five goals to two. Here are ten reasons to celebrate the success of the USWNT.
The concept of Sports for Development (S4D) is gaining prominence across the world, especially in developing countries. When properly implemented, these types of programs are very effective at creating social change and supporting development- especially of children.
Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter unwittingly put his finger on two fundamental issues that underlie a corruption scandal that has rocked world soccer governance, the worst crisis in the sport's history.
Turkish soccer player Alpaslan Ozturk's decision to risk fame and wealth by expressing support for the embattled Turkic Uighur minority in Xinjiang reflects pressures in China's ties to Turkey, its most complex relationship in the Muslim world and a key node on the Silk Road that Beijing hopes to revive.
FIFA's culture of discrimination goes far beyond the musings of a gaffe-prone, out-of-touch leader.
The Women's World Cup has been successful, yet FIFA's approach to managing the women's game leaves a lot of room for improvement. In most cases, the best approach for FIFA would be to simply run the Women's World Cup like they run the Men's World Cup.
Qatar's hardening stance threatens to roll back its successful effort since winning the right to host the World Cup four years to convince its critics that it was serious about reform of its notorious kafala or sponsorship system that puts employees at the mercy of their employers.
What will the world see when the cameras and the eyes of the world look into our house and see us in our own natural environment? It will be a reality TV show for the North American soccer community.