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Megan Rapinoe Posters Were Tagged With Homophobic Slurs and it Might be a Hate Crime

Not all of New York City was so welcoming to the U.S. Women's National Team.
Trone Dowd
7.11.19
USWNT

Trump Just Rage-Tweeted at American Hero Megan Rapinoe and Failed on 3 Levels

Rapinoe scored twice against Spain to send the U.S. women to a quarterfinal match against France — all with "U.S.A." on her chest.
Emma Ockerman
6.26.19
food news

Bar Promised Free Shots for US World Cup Goals, Didn't Know They'd Score 13

Team USA broke the record for the most goals ever scored in a World Cup match.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.12.19
Film

'Bend it Like Beckham' Is the Gayest Love Story Never Told

While "Bend it Like Beckham" is often mistaken for a coming-of-age story about soccer player best friends, many of us saw our own baby queer desires in Jess and Jules' relationship.
Jill Gutowitz
2.11.19
sexual assault

Las Vegas police want a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo for a rape investigation

He could even be extradited and faces charges in the U.S.
Emma Ockerman
1.11.19
soccer

Medical Cart Runs Over Foot of Already-Injured Player

The medical cart came over to help U-20 Trindade AC player Bernardo with one injury and ended up giving him another one entirely.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.9.19
soccer

Security Hilariously Avoid Tackling Ben Mendy When they Realize He's Not Pitch Invader

After Manchester City took Liverpool 2-1 in one of the most exciting matches of the season, Ben Mendy took to the field to celebrate with his teammates and stewards didn't realize he was a player until it was almost too late.
Liam Daniel Pierce
1.4.19
Views My Own

The Pope Soccer Ball Meme Is the Perfect Metaphor for a Broken Religion

As Francis issued some of his harshest words yet on the sex abuse crisis, a Cuban circus performer helped make him a meme.
Alex Norcia
1.3.19
soccer

Impossible Spin Robs Soccer Player of Goal

In a game between Eredivisie teams AZ Alkmaar and PEC Zwolle, Mats Seuntjens sent in a chip with so much spin that it bounced away from goal after touching the line.
Liam Daniel Pierce
12.19.18
soccer

Irish Soccer Club Fakes Player's Death to Get out of Game

An amateur club in Ireland told the league Fernando LaFuente had died in a car crash for some reason. A moment of silence was held at games across the league and he became famous.
Sean Newell
11.28.18
USMNT

What is US Soccer Even Doing?

Despite big talk of restructuring after an embarrassing summer where USMNT failed to qualify for the World Cup, It's business as usual for US Soccer.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.21.18
soccer

Ref Suspended for Using Rock, Paper, Scissors Instead of Coin Toss on Kickoff

Soccer referee David McNamara left his coin in the locker room, so he went with the best he had: a schoolyard game.
Liam Daniel Pierce
11.14.18
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