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Articles by Graham Parker
26 April 2018
Despite Toronto's heartbreak, a fearless approach sees MLS face Liga MX as an equal
TFC fell to Chivas in PKs, but the palpable change in how MLS teams approached the Champions League in 2018 is a turning point.
23 April 2018
The slow-burning Chicago Fire project now seeks its signature moments
As Chicago continues its upward trajectory from miserable years past, the Fire's long-term plan needs to show that big results are imminent.
29 March 2018
Soccer’s sociologist: David Goldblatt’s unique view of the world – and the United 2026 World Cup bid
The preeminent scholar of world soccer history talks with Graham Parker about Nigerian fan clubs, Liverpool food banks and a certain 2026 World Cup bid…
15 March 2018
Game Notes, 2046: An Odyssey
Season 51. Securely delivered via in-brain microchip.
U.S. Soccer president
12 February 2018
Gulati’s presence still looms large as Cordeiro assumes U.S. Soccer presidency
Carlos Cordeiro's move from VP to president means continuity for U.S. Soccer. Sunil Gulati — 2026 World Cup bid and all — is still in the picture, which won't quiet his critics.
24 January 2018
'The atmosphere is very fraught right now': Inside the windowless room of U.S. soccer
Taking the temperature in the U.S. Soccer bubble
12 December 2017
There's no escaping the politics dominating US soccer right now
Even at MLS Cup, the focus remained off the field as incumbents and hopefuls all held court.
29 November 2017
No, booing Michael Bradley and Jozy Altidore doesn't achieve anything
The USMNT failed collectively, yet fans have compounded their ire onto two players.
22 November 2017
Maybe the emotional plea isn't such a good thing for Columbus' MLS Cup hopes
Columbus is no London, but Crew SC might be America's Arsenal. Allow us to explain...
16 November 2017
Upheaval a reminder that grassroots soccer grows on shifting sands in the U.S.
For all the bullish talk of American soccer's growth, recent events have a depressingly familiar feel to them.