Soccer

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The Where and How of Soccer's Surge in America

What kinds of cities best support the MLS?

Germany Is Building Its Own Resort for the World Cup

Favorites to win in Brazil this June, the team will reside in a new, remote beach hotel for the tournament.

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A Radical Idea for Changing How Cities Finance Stadiums

Instead of asking taxpayers for corporate welfare, teams could treat them like investors. 

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Awesome Impromptu Soccer Field of the Day: One Made of Lasers

Here's one way to activate public space at night.

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The Heart of a New York Park Is for Sale in Stadium Deal

A plan to build a soccer stadium raises this question: If you have enough money, you really can buy anything in New York?

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European Soccer Has Reorganized Around Cities, and It Could Be Awesome

Europe's 2020 soccer championship will, for the first time, not be awarded to any particular set of countries.

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Belgrade Cancels Its Gay Pride Parade, Again: This Week in Bans

Also, Britain bans curves from school architecture and two chaps get exiled from an all-you-can-eat Mongolian restaurant.

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Paris Commemmorates Its 2006 World Cup Defeat, in Bronze

"This statue goes against the tradition of making statues to honor victories," a museum official explained. "It is an ode to defeat."

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The Soccer King of Detroit

Sean Mann works to build community with a neighborhood-based league and a new local minor league team.

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Tactical NIMBYism

A landowner hopes to prevent an English soccer team-led land seizure by dividing his property into one-square-meter plots.