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.
Need an introduction to soccer beyond MLS? Luke Dempsey’s got you covered with ‘Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the World.’ Dempsey spoke with Bill Littlefield.
In a highly-criticized move, a blind draw determined whether the U.S. national team’s Jermaine Jones ended up with the Chicago Fire or the New England Revolution. Bill Littlefield looks at the oddities of the MLS “designated player” rule.