Loan-to-buy deals are on the rise, favored because they allow top clubs to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations without losing any of their purchasing power.
The financial woes of England’s Bury F.C. raise an uncomfortable question: is it possible for a country to have too many professional teams?
The team, which will begin play in 2022, will be the first female majority-owned club in the league’s history.
Summer moves at Juventus were the latest example of a broken economy in which teams are selling players they should keep, and keeping players they would prefer to sell.
The date set by the judge is at least six months earlier than both sides had requested, and could see the trial disrupt the team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics.
The enthusiasm is the latest sign of growing interest and potential investment in the women’s game, but one of the countries on FIFA’s list says it has no plans to bid.
An easing of registration rules has led to a surge in the number of Premier League players who are represented by family members.
The sessions had offered hope that the sides could resolve the team’s federal gender discrimination suit, but little progress and fiery news releases suggest that fight will continue.
Frank de Boer, a Dutch football legend, told The Guardian that equal pay for men’s and women’s national teams is not a worthwhile idea.
Markgraf, who will oversee the search for a coach to replace Jill Ellis, will report to Earnie Stewart, who was promoted to the new role of U.S. Soccer sporting director.
From Arsenal’s jerseys to a trio of recent films, a reverence for the late 1980s and early 1990s is on full display in the modern game.
The Premier League season opens this weekend, and Pep Guardiola’s team is favored to cruise to its third straight title.
Cuando el adolescente brasileño Vinícius Júnior fue contratado por el club español, quiso mantener cercanas sus raíces: vive en Madrid acompañado por amistades y familiares.
The former Premier League star will return to England as a player-coach in a second-tier league, it was announced Tuesday.
The Philadelphia Union midfielder grabbed a field microphone after scoring Sunday night and urged Congress to act to prevent more mass shootings.
Nike made an ad. Visa demanded new contract terms. Secret donated more than $500,000. Will more sponsors join the fight, and will their contributions be decisive?
Major League Soccer almost folded after his first full season as commissioner. On Sunday, Garber will celebrate 20 years in the job, and his league and his vision for it continue to expand.
The champions reconvened in California to open their five-game World Cup victory tour on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Everyone was invited to the party.
Messi will not be able to play for Argentina for three months after accusing the South American soccer governing body of corruption. The ban will keep him out of some friendly matches.
A champion boxer battles O.C.D.; Jill Ellis steps down as coach of the U.S. women’s soccer team; and a 16-year-old makes $3 million playing Fortnite.
Can a club beat the market year after year? Sevilla does by relying on uncommonly deep scouting and a very smart man with a cellphone.
Fourteen million Americans watched the World Cup final, yet some National Women’s Soccer League teams average only a few thousand fans at their games.
World soccer’s governing body is weighing a move away from Zurich, its home since 1932, saying Swiss law has made it difficult to hire employees from outside Europe.
Ellis’s decision to leave her post comes less than a month after she led the United States to its second straight Women’s World Cup title.
The police recommended closing the case, which began with a rape accusation by a Brazilian model, but prosecutors will have the final say on whether to proceed.
Wind Chill, Gridlock, Earthquakes, Avalanche, Heat — a curious genre of team nicknames plays up bad things associated with the home city.
An open letter from the federation president was challenged by a spokeswoman for the players, who called the calculations “utterly false.”
“We’re not just here to sit in the glass case for you to look.”
Citing injury and fatigue, Rapinoe sat out her homecoming to the N.W.S.L. Her absence from the lineup didn’t dampen the mood.