As the coronavirus invades locker rooms and postpones matches, soccer needs to face up to a potential worst-case scenario.
When the pandemic closed stadiums in Britain, soccer clubs sought out their most vulnerable supporters to make sure they were OK. Nine months later, they’re still at it.
Lucas Zelarayán’s two goals carried the Crew over the Sounders in the stadium the team had almost abandoned three years ago.
Mientras el deporte se tambalea por el costo financiero de la pandemia, los altos funcionarios de la FIFA se reunieron el viernes para una videollamada. Cada uno ganará al menos 80.000 dólares solo por escuchar.
The return of a few thousand fans to Premier League stadiums was a reminder that it’s not only their roars that we’ve missed.
As their sport reels from the pandemic, FIFA’s top officials will gather for a video call on Friday. Each will earn at least $80,000 just for listening.
Inequalities are especially pronounced in English youth soccer, where only a handful of clubs have kept training open for future female professionals, while boys at the same level play on.