T/soccer

  1. Football Leaks Hacker Also Revealed Finances of Isabel dos Santos Sports, January 27

    The Portuguese man behind a website that pulled back the curtain on world soccer’s business dealings also unearthed documents related to the fortune of Africa’s richest woman.

  2. It’s Time to Ask What Africa Needs Sports, January 25

    Yes, Europe’s interests are important. But they shouldn’t be allowed to drive every decision in soccer.

  3. The Making, and Remaking, of Adama Traoré Sports, January 23

    The story of why the speedy Wolves forward is just now hitting his stride illustrates how soccer handles — or, rather, tends to mishandle — players with unique skill sets.

  4. Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández se une a Los Ángeles Galaxy en Español, January 21

    El delantero mexicano ingresará a la liga estadounidense como el jugador mejor pagado y aumentará la creciente rivalidad entre los equipos de Los Ángeles.

  5. Javier Hernández Joins Los Angeles Galaxy in M.L.S. Sports, January 21

    The Mexico striker, known as Chicharito, will enter the league as its highest-paid player and raise the stakes in a nascent Los Angeles rivalry.

  6. Mexico’s ‘Chicharito,’ Javier Hernández, Joins Los Angeles Galaxy in M.L.S. Sports, January 21

    The striker will enter the league as its highest-paid player and raise the stakes in a nascent Los Angeles rivalry with L.A.F.C.

  7. Envisioning a Champions League on Tour, a Soccer Investor Demands More for His Money Sports, January 21

    The International Champions Cup, which brings Europe’s top clubs to North America, has been lucrative for the teams but not the organizer. Now there is a threat to end the event unless teams agree to make the competition more serious.

  8. La Liga Chief Claims Saudi Arabia Is Using Sports to ‘Whitewash’ Reputation Sports, January 20

    The pointed criticism from Javier Tebas came days after four Spanish teams played a tournament in the kingdom, which has been accused of allowing the piracy of La Liga’s broadcast rights.

  9. Liverpool Races Away, Leaving United Grasping for Moral Victories Sports, January 19

    A plan foiled by an early header and a late Mohamed Salah winner exposes the growing chasm in quality that separates two bitter rivals.

  10. The Ballad of Danny Drinkwater Sports, January 17

    The fall of a Premier League champion shows just how precarious a soccer career can be, and the damage that can be inflicted by one bad choice.

  11. Ernesto Valverde and the Prison of Barcelona’s Past Sports, January 14

    On top of La Liga and unbeaten in the Champions League, Barcelona fired its manager because its present cannot compete with its golden age.

  12. The Lion in Twilight: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Perception and Reality Sports, January 10

    The striker blended world-class talent with cartoonish charm for a decade, but as he returns to Milan, the schtick is wearing thin.

  13. How to Buy? Say You’ll Sell. Sports, January 4

  14. Mario Balotelli’s Italian Homecoming Sports, January 2

    The soccer star returned to his hometown last summer, and to Italy’s Serie A. The city had changed. But so had he.