The Brazilian state of Amazonas borrowed $160 million to build a new World Cup stadium. Now that the competition’s over, many are concerned about the stadium’s future. Can it bring in enough money to pay off the debt? Sam Schramski reports from Brazil.
Clint Dempsey and the Seattle Sounders are going for the unprecedented triple: the Supporters’ Shield, U.S. Open Cup, and the MLS Cup. Can they do it? Bill Littlefield speaks with Don Ruiz of the News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash. to find out.
Located in Spain’s verdant Basque Country, Eibar shocked the soccer world in May when it became the smallest town to send a team to Spain’s top league — ever. Now, SD Eibar prepares to take on Spanish soccer giant Real Madrid. From Barcelona, Ian Mount has the story.
Whenever a future Hall of Fame player is retiring, people pay attention. Bill Littlefield has been playing close attention to Landon Donovan’s comments recently, and he likes what he’s hearing.
The defending champ — Sporting Kansas City — is long gone, but eight teams remain in the MLS playoffs. Who will advance? Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl joins Bill Littlefield to make his picks.
Chivas USA has left the pitch for the final time. MLS has announced it is folding the franchise. In its place is the new Los Angeles Football Club (to be named later). From Los Angeles, Avishay Artsy reports.
With the help of the international Jewish sports organization Maccabi, two Polish soccer teams revived a historic rivalry this past summer. From Krakow, Poland, Hannah Morris brings us the story.
Soccer star Landon Donovan has played his last game for Team USA. Bill Littlefield shares his thoughts on Donovan’s career and his impact on U.S. soccer.
Inspired by a silver trophy from 1987, a diverse group of athletes in a remote Alaskan fishing hub recently participated in the International Friendship Cup. Annie Ropeik has the story of this unique community-building soccer tournament on Unalaska Island.
Games at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup are scheduled to be played on artificial turf. Players from around the world have filed a lawsuit that claims gender discrimination. Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl and U.S. player Heather O’Reilly join Bill Littlefield to delve into the story.