A 5-0 loss thrashing by Liverpool showed that problems with Manchester United extend well beyond Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the team’s manager.
The departure of Lionel Messi shook Barcelona to its foundations. But on a good day, if you look closely, you can see the shoots of a new era.
From women’s soccer to college sports, athletes have lost faith in leagues and organizations handling abuse and other complaints.
Title contender, crisis club or cash cow? What you see in United depends, largely, on what you want to see.
Marla Messing, installed as the interim chief executive of the National Women’s Soccer League, takes over after the league was rocked by allegations of abuse of players.
The Premier League imposed a moratorium on sponsorships linked to investors only days after a Saudi-led group took control of one of its teams.
As long-suffering fans cheered the arrival of Saudi riches at their club, talk of the new owners’ plans and the current team’s flaws took the day off.
El fin de una larga y rentable relación con el organismo rector del fútbol supondría cambiar el nombre de uno de los videojuegos más populares de todos los tiempos.
It was notable when Spain’s players kept their runner-up awards after losing a final. It shouldn’t be.
Sergiño Dest scored one goal and set up another as the United States regained its stride with a dominant performance in World Cup qualifying.
The end of a long and profitable relationship with soccer’s governing body would mean renaming one of the most popular video games of all time.
His larger-than-life career, flamboyant personality and ongoing legal struggles made him one of the best-known personalities in France.
Chinese teams once embraced ambition and overspending in a bold attempt to reshape their sport. Now they don’t even play games.
A listless performance by a shuffled lineup in a defeat at Panama cost the Americans some valuable momentum.
Hitting the road for a World Cup qualifier might be one of the most unsung fan experiences in U.S. sports. Expansion of the tournament might change it forever.
The players in the National Women’s Soccer League, tired of abuse and harassment, are speaking up and seizing power. But the way forward for the troubled league isn’t clear.
The sale of a Premier League team symbolizes a sport’s unashamed devotion to wealth above all else.
The teenage forward Ricardo Pepi scored two goals to power the United States to its second straight win in World Cup qualifying.
Jamaica recruited a crop of British-based players to bolster its World Cup qualifying campaign. The question now: Can it quickly mold them into a team?
The sale of the Premier League team to Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund was met by joy in the streets and criticism from human rights groups and others.
In their first matches since confronting the accusations that have shaken their league, women’s soccer players stopped play to make a point.
The end of a piracy dispute involving the Premier League broadcaster beIN Sports could clear the way for a Saudi-led group to buy Newcastle United.
A battle over academic freedom at Yale. Also: Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona; hazing and assault on campus; bike chaos in New York; Messi's goal.
The RB Leipzig star is too young to be stained by the U.S.’s failure to qualify for the last World Cup. But he is old enough to know it is his job to make it right.
When Jaume Roures and Mediapro walked away from a billion-dollar TV contract, Ligue 1 teams felt the squeeze. But he says they have a bigger problem.
Park Ji-Sung, who played soccer with the team from 2005 to 2012, said a song stereotyping Koreans was “very uncomfortable to me.”
Players in the National Women’s Soccer League are demanding the respect all female athletes deserve but rarely get.
Under pressure for its handling of abuse accusations, the top U.S. women’s soccer league called off five games and announced its commissioner had resigned.
Soccer’s global governing body is giving serious thought to relocating its multibillion-dollar commercial business to the United States.
Paul Riley became the third N.W.S.L. coach fired for misconduct since August. All were men, leading prominent women’s players to demand action, and protection.
The Lionel Messi goal that completed a Champions League win over Manchester City offered a flash of his past, and a glimpse of his new club’s future.
See the Summer Olympics in a series of composite images.
When 12 of the world’s richest soccer teams announced plans for a breakaway league, it threw the sport into crisis. And the response has been scathing.
Doce de los principales clubes de fútbol europeos confirmaron sus planes de formar una liga independiente. Este es el comunicado [en inglés] que emitieron el domingo.
Twelve leading European soccer clubs have confirmed their plans to form a breakaway league. Here’s the statement they issued on Sunday.
After more than a generation in its current form, the Champions League is remaking itself, and about to become an actual league for the first time.
There are rules, initiatives and eager proclamations throughout North American sports leagues when it comes to hiring more nonwhite leaders. Then there are actual hiring numbers.
The soccer star returned to his hometown last summer, and to Italy’s Serie A. The city had changed. But so had he.
Liverpool overpowered Manchester City with style and substance, opening an eight-point lead in the Premier League.
Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka is the latest player to find out that if there is a taboo in soccer, it is that one must not criticize — or even worse, cross — the fans.
Standing by your manager is now considered best practice in soccer, proof of the all-important long-term vision. But it isn’t for every coach, or every club.
A Champions League group stage overrun by routs feels a little more worrisome than usual. So give thanks, then, for the Bundesliga’s competitive balance while you can.
How the 2011 World Cup champions, humbled by the United States four years ago, rebuilt themselves into a title contender.
Ahmad Ahmad, the president of Africa’s soccer confederation and a vice president of FIFA, was detained by the police in a corruption investigation.
The gas-rich Gulf state has gained an outsized influence in global soccer, and the move for Leeds would be its first foray into English soccer.
Both City and Tottenham experienced the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in a drama-packed quarterfinal that ultimately saw City fall short again.
A commonplace modern ritual gave me a deeper connection to today’s Athenians.
Back in its old neighborhood at last, Tottenham Hotspur christened its new billion-dollar arena with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.
The incidents directed at Moise Kean, a young black striker, came hours after the UEFA president said he would instruct referees to halt games marred by racial abuse.
Proposals to restrict access to the Champions League and shift some of its matches to weekend dates long reserved for domestic league play have raised hackles.
The remaking of the competition from winter afterthought to potential summer moneymaker has led to a major breakdown in relations between FIFA and European soccer’s governing body.
A lawsuit from the U.S. Women’s Soccer team just months before the World Cup brought to the fore one of the biggest issues facing sports.
A former national soccer star and political dissident thanks the outside world for securing his freedom from Thailand, which imprisoned him on the request of his homeland.