Plan for a soccer superleague is kicked to the curb

Apr 21, 2021
A proposed superleague of Europe's biggest soccer teams crumbled within 48 hours, after immediate, blistering outrage from fans.
When it comes to soccer, a.k.a. "the beautiful game," don't mess with the fans.
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European Super League falls apart after outrage

Apr 21, 2021
A wave of outrage over the Super League from fans, former players, heads of state and even British royalty put a stop to it.
Soccer supporters demonstrate against the proposed European Super League outside of Stamford Bridge football stadium in London on April 20, 2021, ahead of the English Premier League match between Chelsea and Brighton and Hove Albion.
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Can women's soccer sustain this momentum?

Jul 5, 2019
The game's had its moments in the sun before.
Kelley O'hara of the US celebrates following the team's victory in the Quarter Final match between France and USA on June 28, 2019 in Paris, France.
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Women's soccer World Cup is becoming a global sensation—and a fashion one too

Jun 24, 2019
Soccer jerseys are a hot fashion item nowadays.
United States' forward Tobin Heath (C) reacts with teammates after scoring a goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup Group F football match between Sweden and USA, on June 20, 2019, at the Oceane Stadium in Le Havre, northwestern France.
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Sponsors make a bet on Women's World Cup soccer

Jun 7, 2019
Twenty-five million Americans watched the last women's final, and many sponsors are betting this year's tournament will be even more popular.
Carli Lloyd of the U.S. scores the team's second goal against Japan in the 2015 Women's World Cup final in Vancouver, Canada.
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Nike's new ad celebrates the Women's World Cup. Don't tell Adidas.

Jun 3, 2019
The German company is the tournament's official sponsor. The U.S. company isn't.
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Major League Soccer bounces back

Mar 19, 2019
As Major League Soccer’s 24th season gets underway, sports investors are fueling a soccer growth spurt.
FC Cincinnati fans are seen during the match against the Portland Timbers at Nippert Stadium on March 17, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. FC Cincinnati won its inaugural home match 3-0.
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U.S. women's soccer team files gender discrimination suit

Mar 11, 2019
The lawsuit against U.S. soccer claims the women were subject to "institutionalized gender discrimination" for years.
Alex Morgan #13 of United States and Carli Lloyd congratulate Megan Rapinoe #15 after a goal in the second half against the Mexico at BBVA Compass Stadium on April 8, 2018 in Houston, Texas.
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Football game cancellation in Mexico casts doubts about NFL's international success

Nov 23, 2018
Why the NFL is reaching out to international fans
Los Angeles Rams fans cheer on their team during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 19, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
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FIFA World Cup by the numbers

Jul 13, 2018
Every four years, the Men's FIFA World Cup final is widely recognized as the most-watched event in the world.
A general view of Brazuca and the FIFA World Cup Trophy at the Maracana before the adidas Brazuca launch at Parque Lage on December 3, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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