Cruz Azul and Club America played one of the more memorable finals in Liga MX history five years ago, and the two renew their rivalry at Estadio Azteca in what promises to be another thrilling showdown.
Claudio and Danielle Reyna experienced tragedy upon the death of their son, Jack, but his memory and legacy endure and are carried on in part by another son and U.S. youth national team standout, Giovanni.
After getting involved heavily on the Southern California youth soccer scene with his daughter and becoming an LAFC season-ticket holder, The Ringer's Bill Simmons notes the many flaws in the U.S. youth system and has some ideas for MLS on the Planet Fútbol Podcast.
FC Cincinnati is preparing for life in MLS, and club president and general manager Jeff Berding and head coach Alan Koch explain how they're planning to build for the team's inaugural season in the league.
Luka Modric was recognized yet again for a year in which he won the Champions League and reached the World Cup final, but the growing emphasis on individual awards in a team sport highlights the paradox of the Ballon d'Or and its tradition.
In six iconic, jaw-dropping minutes, France showed what it's capable of when it loosened the shackles, something that it didn't do–or have to do–en route to capturing a deserved second World Cup title.
Until its unlikely run, scrappy Chapecoense was an afterthought in Brazilian soccer. But what should have been its magical moment turned into a national tragedy, and now the survivors are struggling to carry on.
Lizandro Claros Saravia was just keeping ICE apprised of his college soccer scholarship. Days later, he and his brother were deported to El Salvador and have continued picking up the pieces of their lives in Nicaragua.