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 —...

Chelsea’s Champions League Secret: N’Golo Kanté

PORTO, Portugal — Another attack had broken down, another minute had passed, and by now there was just a hint of panic in Kyle Walker’s eyes. The Champions League title was slipping away. And so he d...

Champions League Final Is Moving to Porto, Portugal

This month’s all-English Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea will be played in Porto, Portugal, a shift of one of soccer’s showcase events to one of the few countries where Bri...

How Europe’s Soccer Super League Fell Apart

This was precisely what some of those involved with the project had feared. There had been doubts that the plan was ready to go live; insiders worried that it might not survive a fierce initial backl...