T/soccer

  1. The ‘Two Worlds’ of the Champions League Keep Drifting Apart Sports, Yesterday

    Until the quarterfinals, the tournament has an air of inevitability as the world’s elite clubs roll easily. Will it ever become too top-heavy?

  2. In Loss to Real Madrid, P.S.G. Fails on the Big Stage It Covets Sports, February 14

    Paris Saint-Germain’s lavish spending has all centered on breaking through in the Champions League, but the club only hit another glass ceiling in the round of 16.

  3. At Real Madrid, a Reign Fueled by Wins, and Dependent on More Sports, February 14

    Real Madrid’s longtime president, Florentino Pérez, has kept his critics at bay with a seemingly endless run of trophies. But what happens if the music stops?

  4. Ex-Coach for English Soccer Teams Convicted of Molesting Child Players Foreign, February 13

    Charges against Barry Bennell mushroomed into a scandal that rocked English soccer.

  5. In Guam, Soccer Powerbroker Is Accused of Wielding Influence Despite Ban Sports, February 12

    According to an affidavit, a soccer official banned for life after pleading guilty to receiving nearly $1 million in bribes lobbied voters to elect his handpicked replacement.

  6. Carlos Cordeiro, an Insider, Is Elected President of U.S. Soccer Sports, February 10

    Carlos Cordeiro, a longtime associate of Sunil Gulati, will take his place. His victory in the balloting culminated an election campaign that was hardly polite.

  7. When Champions League Cash Tilts the Playing Field Sports, February 9

    Riches from Europe’s top club competition have created dynasties in a handful of leagues. But who will watch when the title race isn’t a race at all?

  8. U.S. Soccer Is Set to Pick a President. Then Comes the Hard Part. Sports, February 9

    Resolving the conflicts and lawsuits that U.S. Soccer faces will be the first task of its new president. Winning back fans may take a little longer.

  9. Saudi Stars Arrive in Spain, With One Eye on Russia Sports, February 8

    Nine Saudi players have headed to Spain ahead of this summer’s World Cup as part of an agreement between the Saudi Arabian soccer federation and La Liga.

  10. At Global Clubs, Local Players Serve as Connective Tissue Sports, February 6

    In Liverpool and elsewhere, the value of a local star extends far beyond the first team. It helps link a club, even a huge one, to its city.

  11. Arsenal Is in Crisis, but a Signing Changes the Mood Sports, February 1

    Eight points out of a Champions League place, Arsenal ought to be in crisis. But the much-hyped signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang soothed some critics, and obscured larger problems.

  12. Justice Dept. Escalates Inquiry on Global Sports Corruption Sports, January 31

    United States prosecutors are investigating executives involved with bids for major global sporting events run by FIFA, the I.O.C. and the U.S.O.C.

  13. Martin Odegaard’s Second Act on a Smaller Stage Sports, February 1

    Once soccer’s brightest young thing, Odegaard joined Real Madrid at age 16. But with playing time hard to come by, he moved to the Netherlands, seeking a different route to the top.

  14. Geoff Cameron’s Car-Pool Confessional Sports, January 31

    “Bruce Arena made decisions that cost us going to the World Cup,” Cameron says.

  15. A Soccer Tournament Breaks Through the Boycott of Qatar Sports, January 30

    The Asian Football Confederation, which oversees the region’s Champions League, ruled clubs from Saudi Arabia, the U.A.E. and Qatar would play each other in their respective countries.

  16. FIFA Issues Integrity Warning for 2026 World Cup Vote Sports, January 29

    Stung by previous incidents of misconduct, soccer’s governing body has reminded voters in a letter not to accept inducements from bidding nations.

  17. For David Beckham and M.L.S., a Miami Marriage at Last Sports, January 29

    Four years after Beckham exercised an option to buy a team in M.L.S., and months after his long search for a stadium site ended, the league welcomed him back as an owner.

  18. At African Soccer Event, Games of Cat and Mouse Sports, January 28

    The 16-team African Nations Championship may be a second-tier event, but for young players and the agents and scouts who stalk them, it is also a lucrative marketplace for talent.