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  1. David Beckham condemns Sepp Blatter's racism comments

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Los Angeles Galaxy star and former England captain David Beckham strongly condemned FIFA president Sepp Blatter's comments downplaying racism in soccer at a news conference Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2011
  2. FIFA's world rankings make no sense

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Serious accusations of corruption and dirty tricks. Ill will growing by the day. Yet FIFA president Sepp Blatter denies that the organization has become a laughingstock.

    Blog | Conversation | June 30, 2011
  3. Sepp Blatter making a mockery of FIFA -- soccer

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Serious accusations of corruption and dirty tricks. Ill will growing by the day. Yet FIFA president Sepp Blatter denies that the organization has becoming a laughing stock.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2011
  4. Soccer: World Cup 2022 host Qatar opens old wounds

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Earlier this week, Qatar arrested and interrogated two Swiss journalists -- and in so doing, reminded us all that the country's hosting of the 2022 World Cup is such a bad idea.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  5. Soccer: Oguchi Onyewu's new lease on life

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    After riding the bench at AC Milan, Oguchi Onyewu has found a new lease on life at Twente as he prepares to lead the U.S. once again in a World Cup cycle.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2011
  6. Soccer: Questioning FIFA's Suspension Of Bosnia

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The decision to ban Bosnia-Herzegovina from international soccer competition because its federation is split on ethnic lines is sad because it illustrates once again how out of touch the sport's governing bodies are, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  7. Soccer: FIFA Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Lionel Messi has won the first-ever FIFA Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year award. Let's hope he can continue his other-worldly play for years to come, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Blog | Conversation | January 10, 2011
  8. Soccer: Who deserves the Ballon d'Or?

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The winner of the Ballon d'Or World Player of the Year will be announced Monday. Who deserves it most -- Xavi, Iniesta or Messi? We look at the pros and (few) cons of each player.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  9. Soccer: FIFA's hypocrisy has hit new lows

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    FIFA doesn't want any of its soccer federations to be influenced by politics, yet it uses politics to decide the biggest question of all -- which countries will get the World Cup?

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  10. Soccer: U.S. World Cup bid swings and misses

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The U.S. World Cup bid swung and missed, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  11. Soccer: The myth of hosting a World Cup

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Conventional wisdom suggests holding a World Cup on U.S. soil would jump-start the game's popularity here. But it's not the case, Leander Schaerlaeckens writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  12. Soccer: U.S.' next World Cup cycle starts now

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The upcoming U.S. men's national team friendlies might not seem like a big deal, but they'll be a rare window for experimentation for the U.S. before the stakes quickly rise, Leander Schaerlaeckens writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2010
  13. Soccer: FIFA ignorant on growth of game in U.S.

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    After all the success and growth of soccer in the U.S., it's ridiculous that FIFA still needs convincing that the country could successfully stage another World Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | September 03, 2010
  14. Soccer: Six reasons Bob Bradley is the right choice

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Bob Bradley is the best choice to lead the U.S. men's national team into the next World Cup.

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2010
  15. Soccer: Will Bob Bradley or an MLS star be next to move abroad?

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    The five things we learned this week in the soccer world according to Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  16. World Cup future is bright for Argentina

    Leander Schaerlaeckens

    Argentina will be in prime form for the next World Cup, writes Leander Schaerlaeckens.

    Blog | Conversation | July 30, 2010