Human Interest

Tuchel And Conte Nearly Come To Blows After Rowdy 2-2 Draw Between Chelsea And Spurs

The first "big six" meeting of the Premier League season couldn't have been scripted any better Sunday afternoon with Chelsea and Tottenham playing to a riotous 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in a match that featured two bangers, a 90+6' equalizer, a bench-clearing scuffle and red cards for both managers.

Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte squared off twice, including after full-time when Tuchel took Conte's hand in a vice-like grip and started pecking away at the Italian's hair transplant with the bill of his hat. 

The World Cup TV Schedule Is Here — How To Watch Every 2022 World Cup Match In The U.S.

Replace the batteries in your TV remote, set your alarm for way-too-early a.m. and get ready to watch the best month of sports of the year as the 2022 World Cup in Qatar runs from Nov. 20 to Dec. 18. Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch World Cup 2022 in the United States. 

Ligue 2 Player Jérémy Livolant Scores Outrageous Volley From Another Area Code

While Lionel Messi captured many of the headlines from France this weekend thanks to his bicycle-kick goal against Clairmont, he was nowhere near scoring the best goal in France this weekend. That honor goes to Guingamp winger Jérémy Livolant, who scored a genuinely ridiculous effort from the better part of 40 yards in Ligue 2.

‘Kick Rapists Off The Pitch’ — Arsenal Fans Criticize Their Own Team On Opening Day

As the Premier League began its 2022-23 season to much fanfare on Friday evening in London, an Arsenal banner flying over Selhurst Park reminded fans of the darker side of top-level sports. 

Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace 2-0 in the opening match of the Premier League season on Friday. As the match began, a plane carrying a large banner flew over the stadium, calling for rapists to be kicked off the pitch.

Gotham’s McCall Zerboni Admonished For Using Racist Metaphor In Postgame Interview

Last week, Gotham FC captain McCall Zerboni was nominated for the NWSLPA’s Ally Award, which recognizes leadership and character in unsung players. A week later, she was being called out on social media for using racist language. Then Angel City’s Madison Hammond gave a master class in how to respond to those who perpetuate harmful stereotypes.

Getting Back In Shape For Soccer Season? An Expert Nutritionist Is Here To Help

Summer vacation is over. If you've been avoiding the heat by staying inside and relaxing on the couch in front of the TV with a selection of your favorite processed foods, the idea of whipping yourself into shape for the fall can certainly feel daunting.  

But whatever your soccer goals, fitness ambitions or workout plans are, your best intentions can be sabotaged by failing to recognize the importance of nutrition, hydration and recovery in your daily training regimen.

NWSL Player Refuses To Wear Pride Night Jersey

Jaelene Daniels refused to play for the N.C. Courage on Friday night. 

Hours before the Courage were to host the Washington Spirit on their Pride Night featuring LGTBQ+ pride jerseys, the North Carolina club announced Daniels would not feature because she refused to wear a jersey that promotes equality and fights discrimination.

Disgraceful Fenerbahçe Fans Chant ‘Vladimir Putin’ At Ukrainian Players After Conceding A Goal

Dynamo Kyiv defeated Turkish side Fenerbahçe 2-1 on Wednesday to advance to the third round of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League. What should have been a joyous moment for the Ukraine club was marred by Fenerbahçe fans chanting “Vladimir Putin” at the Dynamo Kyiv players.

Wednesday’s game was an intense contest that saw a Fenerbahçe player sent off in the 53rd minute and then a game-winning goal for Dynamo Kyiv in the 114th minute. The Putin chants came in the 57th minute after Ukrainian midfielder Vitaliy Buyalskyi scored the game’s opening goal.

Reading FC Kit Makes Strong Statement On Climate Change

EFL Championship side Reading FC released its 2022-23 home kit Monday. The Reading kit, featuring a sleeve design that's attention grabbing and even shocking, is a statement on an issue that's often ignored by the soccer community. 

Newest Reading Kit Features Climate Stripes 

The kit features Reading’s traditional blue and white hoops, but the sleeves are notably different. Each stripe on the sleeve represents the change in temperature in Berkshire, where Reading's located, over the club’s 150-year history. 

What’s A Xogg? Pre-MLS Franchise Built With Briefcases Of Cash, The Mob And A Victoria’s Secret CEO

It all started with a throwaway line: "If anyone knows what a Xogg is, please get in contact with me," I wrote in an article about the best names of defunct American soccer teams back in April.

I pondered the absurdity of the Columbus Xoggz — a name without meaning that still captures the imagination of a soccer writer who wasn't even alive when the team played.

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