USWNT Qualifies for 2023 Women’s World Cup

A United States women’s national team that arrived in Mexico this week with two objectives has already achieved the first: After a lopsided victory over Jamaica on Thursday night, the United States clinched a place in the 2023 Women’s World Cup. The 5-0 victory came in the Americans’ second game at the Concacaf women’s championship, … Read more

US Women Beat Haiti to Open Concacaf W Championship

The Women’s World Cup is a year away and the Paris Olympics don’t start for more than two, but both tournaments are the primary focus of the United States women’s national team over the next two weeks. The first goal? Qualify for them. The Americans took their first step on that front Monday night by … Read more

Chelsea FC Shaken by Concerns, Complaints and a Suicide

LONDON – Month after stressful month, the problems mounted inside Chelsea FC Almost a dozen employees of the club’s marketing department said they had come to expect being berated by their boss in front of colleagues. Others said they had faced his wrath in more humiliating ways, ordered to stand up and leave staff meetings … Read more

Scott Vermillion, Former American Soccer Pro, Had CTE

Scott Vermillion’s family members still struggle to articulate the jumble of emotions they felt last November when they received the phone call from the doctors. Vermillion, a former MLS player, had died almost a year earlier, on Christmas Day in 2020, at age 44. The direct cause was acute alcohol and prescription drug poisoning, his … Read more

Gareth Bale Will Join LAFC in Major League Soccer

Ever since Gareth Bale helped ensure that Wales would play in the World Cup for the first time since 1958, there has been only one question on the minds of his countrymen: For which club would he sign, and play, to prepare for the tournament? The answer arrived Saturday: After running out his contract with … Read more