Data-driven strategy is pushing teams away from the pressing that made German soccer so appealing and toward “packing,” a focus on moves that neutralize opponents.
Allie Long and Crystal Dunn each scored two goals in a 4-0 win for the United States one day after the national team reached a new labor agreement.
After Chelsea beat Manchester City, it was hard to avoid the suspicion that the Blues had overcome the last great obstacle on the road to the championship.
The deal, which runs through 2021, guarantees the players improved pay and bonuses, but not the equal pay with the men’s team they had sought.
Justin Verlander had 10 strikeouts as Detroit ruined Rick Renteria’s debut as the Chicago White Sox’ manager in a 6-3 victory.
Lawsuits and court rulings have stripped one of Europe’s best-known teams, Steaua Bucharest, of its badge and its name, and divided the club’s fans.
Abraham Almonte hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run ninth inning, rallying Cleveland.
The popular new German Football Museum in Dortmund celebrates the sport but also portrays dark chapters in the nation’s modern history.
Weekend talks with U.S. Soccer representatives over a new collective bargaining agreement faced one big obstacle: compensation.
Qatar, which was eager to qualify for the 2018 World Cup before hosting the 2022 event, is last in its qualifying group after a loss to Uzbekistan.
League-leading Chelsea’s 2-1 loss at home to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace has provided an unexpected twist to a title race that most observers thought was virtually over.
Gonzalo Higuaín scored 91 goals for Napoli, and fans loved him. Now he plays for Juventus, and in Naples, that is almost too much to bear.
New York Times readers had a lot to say about the appearance of the bust of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. Here are some of those responses.
Every confederation will see its allotment of World Cup places increase, and a new playoff tournament will decide the final two spots.
Pulisic, 18, drew attention and abuse from defenders, a sign of his rise to stardom, in a 1-1 tie with Panama on Tuesday.
The handsome Real Madrid star is cast, none too favorably for some, in bronze.
Argentina, which is playing without its star, finds itself in fifth place, with four games left to play in South American qualifying.
The Americans, dealing with 90-degree heat and a hostile crowd in their first game since a 6-0 rout of Honduras, looked sloppy and disorganized early on but regrouped.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were both tested but made it to the quarterfinals. Top-seeded Stan Wawrinka was ousted on his birthday.
After being snubbed by the team’s new manager, Schweinsteiger, a German midfielder, stayed positive. His persistence paid off, and he landed with the M.L.S.’s Chicago Fire.