Manchester United Fires Solskjaer After a Loss Too Far

Manchester United had not done it after a humiliation by Liverpool. The club’s executives had somehow managed to tolerate the sight of Manchester City’s cruising to victory at Old Trafford while bare...

U.S. Beats Mexico and Then Rubs It In

CINCINNATI — Michael Jackson’s 1988 song “Man in the Mirror” — a classic tune, but no one’s idea of a rousing sports arena jam — was blaring over the stadium speakers late on Friday night as the U.S....

Cristiano Ronaldo Returns to Manchester United

If that calculation had seemed fragile, at best, in the first two years of his contract, the coronavirus pandemic shattered it completely. Like most clubs across Europe, Juventus has spent much of th...

Mbappé, Ronaldo and the South Beach Moment

The recent movement, though, suggests that soccer has moved into a new age, one in which the system is secondary to star power. For a decade, the game has been defined by its most prominent coaches —...

The Parable of Inter Milan

This is a preview of the On Soccer With Rory Smith newsletter, which is now reserved for Times subscribers. Sign up to get it in your inbox weekly. The first alarm rang in February, a warning from th...