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New Turf Fight Has U.S. Soccer and Women’s Team at Odds Again

Five months after U.S. Soccer and the women’s national team completed often contentious negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement, the players and the federation have fallen out again over an old grievance: artificial turf. The dispute has an immediate cause: The women are angry that they will close their ...

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The Lonely Road Back From a Very Public Injury

MANCHESTER, England — From the other side of the wall, the muffled sounds of halftime drifted through to Ilkay Gundogan. He could hear the skitter of studs on the floor, the murmuring voices of his Manchester City teammates exchanging notes, and then his manager, Pep Guardiola, starting to speak. Gundogan ...

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On Soccer: Love the Club. Loathe the American Owner.

On Soccer By RORY SMITH LONDON — A few weeks before last November’s presidential election in the United States, Matthew Barzun, the country’s ambassador to Britain at the time, hosted a party. When all of his guests had arrived, Barzun clinked a glass and asked for silence. A confidant of ...

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino Faces New Ethics Complaint

A New York University law professor who resigned his post on a FIFA governance committee in May has filed an ethics complaint against FIFA’s top leadership, he said Wednesday. In it, he claims FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino, the president’s top deputy and other senior officials at world soccer’s governing body ...

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