1. M.L.S. Announces Plans to Expand to 30 Teams Sports, Yesterday

    The league is at 24 teams, with three expansion clubs preparing to join in the next two seasons. Sacramento and St. Louis will give presentations to the league’s expansion committee.

  2. Its Joy Ripped Away, Manchester City Fades in Crushing Silence Sports, April 17

    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.

  3. Powerful Sheikh Linked to Bribe Scheme Is Still a Soccer Power Sports, April 17

    Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of Kuwait was supposed to step back from international sports after he was named in a probe. He has not.

  4. In Soccer, Power’s Always in Play Arts, April 17

    A new exhibition at the Arab World Institute in Paris explores how the game embodies political and social changes in Africa, the Middle East and beyond.

  5. A Genius in Full Bloom, Lionel Messi Lifts Barcelona Sports, April 16

    He has remained soccer’s great, enduring constant, but Messi has subtly morphed himself on the field, perhaps now reaching the most complete version of himself.

  6. Athens in Pieces: An Offering to the Soccer Gods Opinion, April 15

    A commonplace modern ritual gave me a deeper connection to today’s Athenians.

  7. In Curiously Cordial Premier League Race, Rivals Lift Each Other’s Games Sports, April 12

    Liverpool’s emergence as a genuine rival has not diminished Manchester City’s greatness. Rather, it has accentuated it.

  8. Barcelona and Messi Leave Manchester With a Win, if Not Satisfaction Sports, April 10

    The Spanish side’s 1-0 victory gave it an advantage over Manchester United in their Champions League tie, but it didn’t match the club’s lofty standards.

  9. For Pep Guardiola and Manchester City, Another Confounding European Trip Sports, April 9

    For all of City’s success under Guardiola, Champions League away matches have proven difficult, and there were signs of uncertainty in a first-leg loss at Spurs.

  10. Abby Wambach’s Leadership Lessons: Be the Wolf Sports, April 9

    In her new book, “Wolfpack,” the retired soccer superstar applies lessons of failure and triumph learned on the field to empower women.

  11. For U.S. Women’s Team, Higher Bonuses Raise the Stakes for Each Match Sports, April 9

    The U.S. women’s national team negotiated higher performance bonuses into their contracts in 2017, but collecting the money is not always in their control.

  12. Bundesliga’s Chief Executive Isn’t Keen to Join Premier League Sports, April 9

    Christian Seifert was approached about replacing Richard Scudamore, and briefly thought about the idea before dismissing it.

  13. A Fire Killed 10 Boys in Brazil, and Exposed the Underbelly of the Soccer Business World, April 6

    Young players with dreams of glory think elite training programs lead to riches. They do. Just rarely for them.

  14. In Soccer’s Biggest Elections, Accusations Are Common but Challengers Are Not Sports, April 5

    Asian soccer’s governing body will re-elect its president, Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa of Bahrain, on Saturday. But as usual, voters will have only one choice.

  15. On Opening Night, Tottenham Tests Stadium’s Seats, Its Grass and Its Roar Sports, April 3

    Back in its old neighborhood at last, Tottenham Hotspur christened its new billion-dollar arena with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace.

  16. A Juventus Striker Faced Racist Abuse. His Teammate and His Coach Said He Provoked It. Sports, April 3

    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.

  17. Lionel Messi’s Goals Go Viral Like No Other Player’s Magazine, April 3

    Instant online video highlights change the way we watch every sport, but none more so than soccer.

  18. A Gleaming Stadium Opens With a Question: Is There Room for Everyone? Sports, April 3

    Tottenham Hotspur will open its billion-dollar stadium on Wednesday, an arena the club hopes will be a catalyst for the revival of its entire neighborhood. But not everyone is certain they will be included in those plans.

  19. In Europe, a Bitter Battle Between Clubs and Leagues Is Taking Shape Sports, April 1

    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.

  20. A Bounce Goes Liverpool’s Way, but Rest Assured: There Will Be More Sports, March 31

    A chaotic moment against Tottenham sends Liverpool back above Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, but there is plenty of race still to be run.

  21. Finding Fraternity and Politics in Algerian Soccer Lens, March 29

    Fethi Sahraoui has been photographing young Algerians who rush to local stadiums for biweekly soccer matches and for a chance to be heard.

  22. Manchester United Names Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Full-Time Manager Sports, March 28

    The Premier League club said that Solskjaer, who was brought in as a temporary replacement after José Mourinho was fired, had signed a three-year contract.

  23. Christian Pulisic Scores for U.S. Before Leaving With Injury Sports, March 26

    A 1-1 tie against Chile was marred by a quadriceps injury to the star who earlier in the match had become the youngest American to reach 10 international goals.

  24. German Clubs and English Teenagers: The Jadon Sancho Effect Sports, March 23

    German teams, hungry for young soccer prospects, have discovered a surprisingly deep vein of unmined talent in England.

  25. U.S., Getting Reinforcements, Keeps Gregg Berhalter Unbeaten Sports, March 21

    Three Bundesliga regulars joined the lineup together for the first time for the Americans, who scored on a bizarre goal in the 81st minute.

  26. Ronaldo and Juventus Will Avoid U.S. Amid Rape Investigation Sports, March 20

    Organizers of a high-profile summer tournament have decided to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus to Asia this summer, fearing he risks being detained in the U.S. as part of a rape investigation.

  27. Ronaldo and Juventus Will Avoid U.S. Amid Rape Investigation Sports, March 20

    Organizers of a high-profile summer tournament have decided to send Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus to Asia this summer, fearing he risks being detained in the U.S. as part of a rape investigation.