Game-by-game guide to Women’s World Cup group stage

Three basic icons here: 📺 ️- must-watch ☠️ – must-win 🏏- country also playing in Cricket World Cup on same day Times Eastern Friday, June 7 3 p.m., FS1: France vs South Korea. Traditional first-day favorable matchup for the hosts. Saturday, June 8 📺 9 a.m., FS1: Germany vs China. Does China have anything to… Read More

Want to make soccer a “top sport” in the USA, Mr. Infantino? Here’s your checklist

Let’s say this first about the White House visit by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro: The “red card to the media” stunt was disgraceful. Maybe Infantino is unaware that the current occupant of the White House has incited hatred toward the media — not just the usual complaints about unfair… Read More

American exceptionalism and other things that aren’t great but are

Am I understanding “American exceptionalism” incorrectly? Yesterday, I tweeted the following: At the time, I think I was thinking more about politics than soccer. But it was a little of both. A couple of responses: I think you need to come hang out in Indiana more, Beau! Having lived in a small town, I… Read More