Culture

Barcelona’s Andrés Iniesta: ‘I was a victim of something that terrified me’

The Barcelona magician opens up about his past struggles with mental health.

How British soccer became bust-see TV

Suddenly, the Premier League is the most captivating sports story on earth.

Soccer team with international flavor mixes drills and assimilation

This NYC soccer teams brings young refugees, asylum seekers and newcomers together.

Andre Gray and the handling of hate speech and social media in football

Andre Gray’s homophobic tweets highlight soccer’s negligence in its handling of hate speech.

Eastern promises: The story of Sergey Litvinov

The cautionary tale of a Russian player’s dismal experience in Indonesia.

Cashing in, kitted out: What ever happened to Premier League kit policy?

Premier League clubs are supposed to limit home kit releases to once every two seasons. Why aren’t they following protocol?

Crossing the line: Experiencing homophobia in American soccer

A firsthand account of homophobia in American soccer.

The Corinthian spirit — democracy, Dilma and Dr. Socrates

A group of Corinthians fans are using their beloved club as the foundation for a new political party.

How soccer explains the sports page

Legendary American sports writer George Vecsey shares his memories from covering the 1982 World Cup as a soccer novice.

The weird and wonderful history of goal posts

The story behind the evolution of the goal post is well worth your while.