Us Soccer

The U.S. Promotion/Relegation Manifesto

In which we grab hold of American soccer’s third rail and don’t let go until we resolve this thing once and for all (or go up in flames trying) AFC Wimbledon’s Callum Kennedy lies on the grass at Wembley after winning the playoff that won the club promotion to Football League One in May 2016 (Getty) Editor’s …

Alexi Lalas has a new rock album and it’s basically okay

Shots is an entirely adequate way to burn half an hour Alexi Lalas has spent much of his career attempting to rescue some shred of dignity while wearing denim. At the 1994 World Cup, he marched gallantly up and down the pitch in a denim-printed polyester jersey that was as inhospitable to soccer as it was …