Atlanta United is hitting its stride at the right time and is starting to have the look of a contender again, while runaway league leader LAFC becomes the first to clinch a playoff berth in the 2019 season.
On the heels of the Women's World Cup, the NWSL race to the playoffs is heating up, with the league's top tier locked in a battle for the Shield, injuries to game-changing stars factoring into the big picture and the unlikeliest of all spoilers emerging for the home stretch.
Man City was largely dominant against Tottenham, but two defensive lapses and the intervention of VAR–yet again vs. Spurs–to enforce IFAB's new definition of the handball rule meant that the two-time reigning champions dropped a pair of early points.
The European seasons are getting underway, the USWNT's equal pay fight has taken center stage again and the NWSL is riding the post-Women's World Cup wave. Grant Wahl and Luis Miguel Echegaray touch on it all with help from a pair of guests as season 3 of Planet Fútbol TV kicks off. Watch the full episode for free here!
That passion for soccer is apparent all across Argentina, and while the country has yielded a disproportionate number of the geniuses of the men's game, starting with Messi and Maradona, support for the women's game has lagged far behind. Grant Wahl seeks the reasoning for all of this in Exploring Planet Fútbol: Argentina, now streaming on SI TV. Sign up for a free trial to watch the full episode.
Why is Germany's Bundesliga a hotbed for young Americans on the rise, how do they cope with the changes to their lifestyle at such a young age and what have they learned about the country's soccer culture?
Soccer culture in Japan has evolved immensely over the last 25 years. Grant Wahl explores the Land of the Rising Sun to discover everything from changes at the grassroots level, to the starpower in the domestic league to the growth in the women's game ever since Japan won the 2011 Women's World Cup.
It’s a country of just 350,000 people and no history of soccer excellence. So how did Iceland qualify for the World Cup? Grant Wahl circled the country to survey the landscape, talk to the people and learn the secrets behind Iceland’s rise.
MLS has changed more in the past three years than it did in the previous 10 years before that, which makes SI.com’s annual MLS Ambition Rankings more relevant than ever, a measuring stick of who’s keeping pace in the arms race and who’s not.
Half a century ago, Honduras and El Salvador battled over mass migration while their national teams fought to qualify for the 1970 World Cup. The confusion regarding how much–if at all–one actually had to do with the other has stood the test of time.