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Past articles by Grant:

A Journalist Died Over a Soccer Feud. ... Or Was There a More Sinister State Plot Involved?

In a country where the president menaces the media and seeks to burnish his nation’s image with sports, an outspoken reporter was physically attacked because of his Facebook post about soccer. Did he die for what he wrote? Or for what he represented? → Read More

Cordeiro's Ouster Could be First Step Toward USWNT Resolution

U.S. Soccer still has a lot of work to do to transform into an organization that can be trusted to do what is right for the sport in this country. → Read More

NWSL Hires Lisa Baird as New Commissioner

The position has been vacant since Jeff Plush stepped down in 2017. → Read More

With USWNT Headed to Olympics, Stage is Set for Lavelle to Soar Higher

Lavelle showed her quality in the Women's World Cup, played a role in cementing the USA's ticket to Tokyo and has what it takes to be the world's preeminent player. → Read More

USMNT's Win Over Canada Renews Confidence, But the Work Has Just Begun

It was an important win for USA, but Gregg Berhalter knows bigger challenges lie ahead. → Read More

Landon Donovan Upset With USMNT Not 'Competing'

Ex-U.S. Soccer star Landon Donovan expresses his displeasure with the USMNT's lack of effort or interest, especially in a recent 2-0 loss to Canada. → Read More

What the Future Holds for NWSL in Pivotal, Historic Year for Women's Soccer

NWSL is at a pivotal point during a historic year for women's soccer in the USA. What will its future look like? → Read More

Alejandro Bedoya: Philadelphia Union midfielder won't stick to sports

Alejandro Bedoya didn’t plan to speak into the microphone on Sunday after scoring his goal, but his message shortly went viral and he isn't done voicing his opinion. → Read More

Megan Rapinoe's Pride Shines Through as She Embraces Her Biggest Challenges

Every time you wonder if Megan Rapinoe can handle the challenge that she has embraced—to be not just a world-class athlete but a force for social change in a turbulent time—she somehow finds a way to rise to the occasion. → Read More

Atletico Madrid to Be MLS's 2019 All-Star Game Opponent

Atletico Madrid will be adding the MLS All-Star Game to its busy summer travel slate. → Read More

Commissioner Don Garber and the Pressing Issues on the Docket for MLS

Don Garber just signed a new five-year extension as MLS commissioner, and he discusses his personal future and the many pressing items on the docket for his league on this week's Planet Fútbol Podcast. → Read More

10 People and Trends That Will Dominate the Soccer Headlines in 2019

Here are the trends and defining people that we see grabbing the headlines in the year ahead. → Read More

Bill Simmons on U.S. Youth Soccer's Issues and MLS's Pros and Cons

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. → Read More

MLS's Garber Addresses Expansion, Playoff Format, Becoming a Selling League

As he always does, MLS commissioner Don Garber addressed some of the hot-button issues facing the league on the eve of MLS Cup. → Read More

U.S. Soccer's Process Adds Pressure, Colors Perspective of Gregg Berhalter's Hiring

After a nearly 14-month process, Gregg Berhalter is the next coach of the U.S. men's national team. How U.S. Soccer arrived at that conclusion hasn't done the incoming manager any favors. → Read More

Abby Wambach on FIFA's Women's World Cup 'BS' and Her Post-Playing Life

The outspoken and passionate Abby Wambach joins the Planet Fútbol Podcast to update us on the many aspects of her post-playing life and to weigh in on how FIFA has handled the scheduling and finances of the Women's World Cup. → Read More

Deep, Balanced USWNT Will Enter World Cup With Pieces to Go Down as Best Ever

The U.S. women's national team is experienced, rejuvenated and reworked, featuring a new kind of depth and variety–and it will have the chance to secure G.O.A.T. status in France next summer. → Read More

USWNT Dominant, Ruthless in Clinching Its 2019 Women's World Cup Berth

The defending champs are headed to France. With a fourth straight rout and clean sheet at the Concacaf Women's Championship, the U.S. women punched their 2019 World Cup ticket in dominant fashion. → Read More

USA vs Brazil: USMNT no match for Neymar, Selecao in friendly win

Brazil's talent and experience won out over a young U.S. men's national team, with the Seleção enforcing their will in a comfortable 2-0 win in New Jersey. → Read More

USMNT GM Earnie Stewart Reveals Details on Coaching Search, Process

Earnie Stewart made his first public remarks about the U.S. men's national team coaching search, and it's clear that he has a deliberate plan. → Read More