Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly next month at FedEx Field in Landover on Sept. 11, four days after coach Tite's team takes on the U.S. in a previously announced friendly at East Rutherford, N.J.
The World Cup team competition is similar to war. Wars are fought between nations by their citizenry, and winning or losing on the battlefield becomes part of national identity and pride. What if we could resolve other national differences on playing fields instead of on killing fields?
If you want to eliminate the theatrics that is becoming so prevalent in the game of soccer, use the same VAR technology used to confirm the official’s call to penalize the player/actor for his or her attempt to embellish the official’s call.
Alex Ovechkin is bringing the Stanley Cup to the World Cup. Fresh off winning the NHL title, the Washington Capitals forward is continuing his summer-long victory tour by taking the trophy to Moscow on Saturday.
Steven C. "Bo" Eckard, a member of the music faculty at McDaniel College, where he was senior lecturer of music and founder of the Electric Bass Ensemble, died Aug. 24 of undetermined causes at his Westminster home. He was 58.
Soccer's appeal seems to grow every four years — the next men's World Cup is three years away — but some local soccer players and enthusiasts say it's a shame their sport needs international competition to spark interest.
Despite going by the same name, American football and what the rest of the world considers football are completely different games. They have a different level of physicality as well as an entirely different pace. Part of this difference in the pace of the game comes from the way the organizations that oversee these two sports, FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) and the NFL (National Football League), choose to monetize their games.