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LAFC’s El Tráfico win over Galaxy could jump start its season

It’s a cliché to say records mean little in a rivalry game. But it’s a cliché that endures because it’s true. Consider the LAFC-Galaxy rivalry, which, in seven short seasons, has already become the premier grudge match in MLS despite the fact that the teams have spent much of that time heading in opposite directions. […]

Humanitarian groups using soccer to help children at the border

REYNOSA, Mexico —  Felicia Rangel-Samponaro never learned the little girl’s name, but she remembers everything else about her. Each time Rangel-Samponaro crossed the U.S. border to work with migrant children on the Mexican side, the 10-year-old would greet her with a hug and a smile, enthusiasm Rangel-Samponaro rewarded with books. But that didn’t last. “It wasn’t […]

Olympic soccer draw: U.S. women to face Germany, Australia

The U.S. women’s national team will face Germany, Australia and either Zambia or Morocco in the group stage of this summer’s Olympic soccer tournament in France, where the Americans hope to return to the top of the podium for the first time in 12 years. The U.S., winner of a record four Olympic titles and […]

Diversity at the center of Angel City’s 2024 NWSL roster

Becki Tweed can think of a lot of ways diversity helps a soccer team. It introduces different playing styles, highlights different skill sets and brings different ways of solving problems. Then there are the Highland dance lessons, although they’re more of an added bonus that came with Angel City FC’s acquisition of Scottish attacker Claire […]