Soccer

Christian Pulisic
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John Tomase
January 03, 2019 - 12:45 pm
You might not know the name because the United States committed the unpardonable sin of failing to qualify for last summer's World Cup, but Christian Pulisic just cemented his status as the face and future of American soccer. The 20-year-old midfielder from Pennsylvania broke barriers as a teenager...
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Scott McLaughlin
September 17, 2018 - 3:12 pm
This week’s entry in our Biggest 180s in Sports History series takes us across the pond to the English Premier League. Prior to the 2015-16 season, you’d be forgiven for never having heard of Leicester City. But by the end of the season, the Foxes had written one of the most incredible championship...
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Kylian Mbappe, France
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John Tomase
July 15, 2018 - 1:43 pm
Croatia ran out of miracles. The upstart World Cup finalists from a country of only 4 million had reached the final against mighty France with three straight victories in extra time, including a pair of penalty kick shootouts. On Sunday, they erased an early 1-0 deficit before France took control...
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Alex Reimer
June 15, 2018 - 10:54 am
World Cup matches will likely be played in Foxboro in 2026, but don’t worry, the disruption should be relatively minimal, according to one of the country’s leading sports economists and critics of large international sporting events. Andrew Zimbalist, an economist at Smith College and author of “...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 13, 2018 - 9:13 am
The United States is not going to the World Cup this year, but the World Cup will be coming to the U.S. in 2026. The United States' joint North America bid with Canada and Mexico beat out its only challenger, Morocco, on Wednesday morning by a vote of 134-65. It will be the first time the World Cup...
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Scott McLaughlin
June 12, 2018 - 8:33 pm
The NBA and NHL seasons are over. NFL training camps are over a month away. Outside of not-always-exciting midseason baseball, this is usually a bit of a dead spot on the sports calendar. But if you’re looking for something to fill that void, I have some great news: the most-watched sporting event...
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Lucy Burdge
October 13, 2017 - 12:48 pm
Bruce Arena resigned as the U.S. men’s soccer coach on Friday after the team failed to reach the World Cup this week for the first time since 1986. It is unknown who will take over as the team’s coach. Arena is a member of the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame and coached the team to success from...
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