We have been here before. Back in the spring, during the first wave of the pandemic, British lawmakers seized eagerly on the idea that the…View More In Defense of Television, Soccer’s All-Purpose Villain
Weston McKennie was not, it is fair to say, particularly known for his goal scoring during his time with Schalke, but he has developed something…View More From Marcus Rashford to Megan Rapinoe: What Our Stars Say About Us
On the face of it, the Premier League’s decision was an easy and an obvious one. Manchester City and Manchester United had finished last season…View More With Man City Positives, Premier League’s Coronavirus Outbreak Widens
Firing a coach, meanwhile, is expensive. At the elite level, that can mean several million dollars to pay out the contracts of an incumbent and…View More European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience
At the beginning of March, Roger Balsdon was all set. For months, he and his wife, Gloria, had been planning the journey from their home…View More Lockdown Kept Lonely Fans at Home. So Their Teams Went to Them.
At the beginning of March, Roger Balsdon was all set. For months, he and his wife, Gloria, had been planning the journey from their home…View More How Soccer Teams in UK Kept in Contact With Older Fans During Lockdown
MANCHESTER, England — The fourth goal, the one that signaled a victory turning into a rout, was the one that meant the most. Manchester United’s…View More Manchester United Sends a Message. But What Is It, Exactly?
Manchester City has Phil Foden, Manchester United has Mason Greenwood, Chelsea has Mason Mount. The days when a young English player’s making the grade, of…View More Roberto Firmino’s Goal Vaults Liverpool Over Tottenham in Premier League
LONDON — The content itself does not, when you type the words, sound especially fascinating. A 15-second video of a man buffing his shoes. A…View More Decoding José Mourinho’s Instagram
Perhaps, though, there is one exception. Soccer’s last nine months have been marked, indelibly, by absence: first, for two months, of the sport as a…View More Premier League Reopens Stadiums to Fans