Win or lose: Chinese smartphones and WhatsApp enable offshore betting, newfound income, and hope for young Zimbabweans
Young bettors in Zimbabwe are connecting on WhatsApp and betting on the World Cup — even though it's illegal.
On Dec 17, 2022 by Ray Mwareya, Deogracias Kalima
‘Protect your players’: How the digital public square contributed to NWSL’s great reckoning
It took reporters' exposes, players and fans taking to Twitter, and a pair of sobering investigations to try to fix women's soccer. Has it been enough?
On Dec 16, 2022 by Meg Swanick
‘Just inviting a heart attack’: A quest to reverse the African jinx at the World Cup
Friday's match pits the robber against the robbed in what's been called "the biggest robbery in World Cup history."
On Dec 1, 2022 by Chidinma Iwu
‘We’re not gonna take it’: Designers and jersey merchants go online, offering USMNT fans a better way to rep at the World Cup
People don't like the jerseys Nike created for the U.S. team going to the World Cup. A few of them decided they'd just make their own.
On Oct 27, 2022 by Phil West
How online betting will change the World Cup experience for fans
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will feel a little bit different to American sports fans. You can bet on it. Literally.
On Oct 21, 2022 by Ian Quillen
Inside Qatar’s hacking campaign to silence digital dissidents before the World Cup
A digital crackdown is underway in the nation.
On Sep 27, 2022 by Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
This pro footballer quit his dream job to pursue his passion for photography
Once a New York City FC defender, Ethan White is now pursuing another dream from behind his camera lens.
On Jan 6, 2022 by Voice
Black Players for Change assembled after George Floyd. They’re just getting started
The MLS collective is here, there, everywhere.
On Oct 15, 2021 by Phil West
How a Native American tradition is changing MLS’ community outreach
For MLS' new kids on the block, a different playbook emerges.
On Sep 28, 2021 by Phil West
‘Ted Lasso’ is thoughtful and delightful in season 2
It's also challenging the premise of what made people fall in love with it.
On Jul 23, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski
‘You will always be a hero’: Child’s heartbreaking letter to Black soccer player who was racially abused goes viral
'Last night you inspired me again, to always be brave.'
On Jul 13, 2021 by Phil West
Racist fans flood Black England player’s Instagram with banana, monkey emoji after Euro final loss
On Jul 12, 2021 by Phil West
‘LFG’ is an infuriating and flawed view into the U.S. Women’s Soccer team’s fight for equal pay
It reveals what happened behind-the-scenes over the past two years.
On Jun 27, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski
‘Canceled’: Megan Rapinoe’s decade-old tweet mocking ‘Asian eyes’ gets unearthed
The tweet was directed at fellow soccer player Natasha Kai, who is Asian.
On Jun 21, 2021 by Phil West