An ‘Infallible’ FIFA Prevails in Power Struggle Over World Cup Move

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The big beasts of European club football have missed a chance to make a Champions League style land grab from the sport’s governing body.

When Your Body Fails Your Passion

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What do you do if physical constraints limit what you’re passionate about? Aaron Tang suggests an answer.

The Good Men Project Sports Youth Sports Primer

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A collection of the best of our youth sports coverage.

Will It Ever Be Possible To Eliminate Racism In Soccer?

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It’s right in front of us on an international level. When is enough, enough?

A Role Model For Going Beyond Race: Sydney Leroux

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Inspired by Black History Month, Sydney Leroux, the multiracial rising star of US Women’s National Soccer Team, opened up about her own racial identity: “There is no more normal . . . we are all just people floating around the universe.”

What’s Wrong with Winning?

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JD Roberto questions the accepted wisdom of our youth sports world, in which we are told to tell our children that it’s not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.

If You’ve Ever Been Afraid….

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Fear can be a powerful force against trying something new—but that might change after you checkout this incredible video montage.

After My Kid Learned To Walk, I Got Him a Wiffle Ball Bat. What Happened Next WILL BLOW YOUR MIND (A National Letter of Intent Day Satire)

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As the 24-hour sports networks cover National Letter of Intent Day and high school athletes choose what university they’ll make millions for in the upcoming years, Michael Kasdan wonders how young is too young.

Doing It Right : Pelé

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“Every kid around the world who plays soccer wants to be Pelé. I have a great responsibility to show them not just how to be like a soccer player, but how to be like a man.” – Pelé

Same Song. Different Beat: The Experience of Soccer in Japan

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You don’t really know Soccer until you’ve experienced it all over the World. Turns out some Leagues march to a different beat.

The Best of “Sports Explained . . .” for 2014

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If you make only one resolution in 2015, make sure you resolve to checkout our “Sports Explained…” series every week. We promise you’ll flip over them— you’re welcome!

Sports Explained: The Beautiful Game of Soccer

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Jason Sudeikis, The Simpsons, and The Minions take a stab at explaining soccer.

Parents Behaving Badly, Part II: The Questions We Should Be Asking Ourselves

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Hank Zona tells parents what questions they should ask of themselves to navigate the world of youth sports.

What My Son’s Love of Soccer Did to Make Me a Better Dad

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An already great dad Chad Schefka, shares how he took notes from his son’s playbook

The Ugly Side of the Beautiful Game

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Corruption, Sexism, and Racism in Soccer. Will Ooi calls out FIFA and its leadership.

Speaking Out Against Sexism In Soccer

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Matt Wolstenholme has had enough of the entrenched sexism in the sport of soccer.