Why Sponsors May Be the Only Ones Who Can Reform FIFA


There is a growing business risk for sponsors from being associated with FIFA and they are better placed than UEFA even to push for reform.

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Soccer Fan: Watching the FA Cup Final in Australia


David Saunders reflects on a life following his beloved Arsenal from thousands of miles away in Australia. And he also manages to preview this Saturday’s FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Aston Villa … with semi-objectivity.

FIFA Meeting Begins With a Bang as Arrests Put Corruption Top of the Agenda


Football’s governing body and its President Sepp Blatter are used to annual meetings which run like clockwork. US and Swiss police have made sure this time it’s different.

GMP Sports Speaks with Team USA Soccer Captain, Christie Rampone!


Sr. Sports Editor Michael Kasdan sat down with the three-time Olympic gold medal winner and talked about navigating a career and parenthood, youth sports, health and fitness, women’s sports, and her incredible 19-year run as a key cog on Team USA.

Why the Future of Ballet May Depend on Your Son


A candid interview with the artistic director of one of the premier U.S. ballet companies discussing boys, sports, bullying and the future of ballet. Both of my daughters had ballet lessons for a year or two when they were younger. But as I think back about it, I never saw a young boy in any […]

So…This Happened: Springtime Edition


Between Opening Day in MLB, The NCAA Final Four and amazing feats on the soccer pitch, this is a golden time for sports.

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


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


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


A collection of the best of our youth sports coverage.

Will It Ever Be Possible To Eliminate Racism In Soccer?


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

A Role Model For Going Beyond Race: Sydney Leroux


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?


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….


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


“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.