World Cup Week
How Does Immigration Affect the Teams at the World Cup?
The number of immigrants in a country doesn't seem to have an effect on how diverse its national team is. If anything, it appears that ethnic and racial minorities get pushed toward soccer.
The 2014 World Cup Will Be The Biggest Media Event Ever
This post recognizes it is adding to the noise—but remains hopeful that it also says something valuable about the future of media coverage.
Why This Is the Most Important World Cup Ever for MLS
Most domestic American players don't make that much money, but with new collective bargaining negotiations coming up, a good performance from the U.S. National Team could help to change that.
Will Soccer Ever Be as Big as Football in the United States?
As soccer picks up fans and followers in the U.S., entrepreneurs are betting that they’ll be able to make a lot of money off of a sport that’s already enormously popular elsewhere. Will their bets pay off?
Brazil's Legendary Soccer-Playing, Socialist, Medical Doctor
Unlike many of the great Brazilian players, Sócrates, who didn't become a professional until age 24, remained an outspoken political voice up until his death three years ago.
The Best Team in the World That's No Longer a Country
Bosnia and Herzegovina makes its maiden voyage to the World Cup this summer, and Croatia will be playing in its fourth tournament, but the memories of Yugoslavia—and the what-if questions—have yet to fade away.
A Brief History of Modern Iran, Told Through Soccer
Despite the country's lack of success on the international stage, Iran's relationship with soccer has always been an intimately political one.