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Atlanta Has Fan Clubs. Now It’s Going to Play Some M.L.S. Games, Too.

Supporters have wrapped their arms around the city’s new pro soccer team, Atlanta United F.C., which will play its first game in M.L.S. on Sunday.

On Soccer: With Success in England, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Strikes a Blow Against Snobbery

Ibrahimovic, a Swede, was looked down on by the English soccer establishment when he didn’t play there. As a star for Manchester United, he’s been embraced.

U.S. Travel Restrictions Would Damage 2026 World Cup Bid, UEFA President Says

“If players cannot come because of political decisions, or populist decisions, then the World Cup cannot be played there,” the UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said.

Under New Coach, Bobby Wood Ventures Outside Comfort Zone

Hamburg’s Wood, who was shepherded from relative obscurity to the starting lineup of the United States national team by Jürgen Klinsmann, is making a quick transition under Bruce Arena.

Leicester Fires Manager Claudio Ranieri Months After Stunning Title

Ranieri guided the soccer team to the most improbable title triumph in Premier League history.

Sports Briefing: Juventus Prevails at F.C. Porto

Two second-half substitutes scored to propel Juventus to victory in a Champions League round-of-16 matchup.

A Pie Too Far? Soccer Investigates a Bet on a Goalie’s Lunch on the Sidelines

The backup goalkeeper for the underdog Sutton team admitted eating a pasty during a match against Arsenal after a bookmaker laid 8-1 odds that he would do so.

A.S. Monaco: From Billionaire’s Plaything to Soccer Prodigies’ Hub

Financial fair-play rules forced a change in club strategy, one that has had some unexpectedly happy results.

Mike Piazza Learns How to Be an Owner. Of a Soccer Team. In Italy.

The Hall of Famer has bought a small soccer club in Italy, where locals may not know his baseball career, but they “firmly believe in the Mike Piazza project.”

Lincoln City Shocks Burnley at the F.A. Cup

A 1-0 victory on a late header made the visitors the first nonleague team to reach the quarterfinals of the tournament since 1914.

You Can Tell a Soccer Champion by Its Corner Flags. Or Not.

British soccer folklore says only F.A. Cup winners can display triangular corner flags at stadiums. But this is not, and has never been, a rule.

A Plane Crash Survivor and a Decimated Soccer Team Push Forward

Jakson Follmann, who lost his right leg in a crash that killed most of his Chapecoense teammates, is starting to walk again. And the team is resuming play.

Red Bulls and Sporting Director Part Ways, Ending a Mystery

The team on Thursday announced the departure of Ali Curtis, who had been absent from team activities for more than four weeks.

Carli Lloyd’s Path to Manchester City: An Email, a Visit, a Deal

“I’ve always had the desire to play abroad,” said Lloyd, the co-captain of the U.S. women’s team. “And this is pretty much the year to do it.”

Napoli Gives and Gets a Shock in Its Champions League Visit to Madrid

The Italian team, which had an unbeaten streak stretching back to October, scored first but then fell to Madrid in the first leg of the match-up.

An Israeli Desert City Blooms as a Soccer Power

Hapoel Beer Sheva, the only professional soccer team in Israel owned by a woman, is looking to repeat its unlikely title run of last year.

Sounders’ Clint Dempsey Is Cleared to Return From Heart Problem

Dempsey learned in 2016 that he had an irregular heartbeat and was sidelined in December as Seattle won its first M.L.S. Cup, but he hopes to be on the field for the start of the coming season.

On Soccer: Champions League, Meant to Dazzle, Settles for ‘You Again?’

A creeping feeling of ennui is starting to pervade what is supposed to be the most glamorous competition of all.

U.S. Soccer Looks to Premier League for a Performance Boost

James Bunce, 31, the Premier League’s Head of Elite Performance, will have a role in all of U.S. Soccer’s programs, including its national teams.

Soccer and Baseball Just Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone

Plans to expand the World Cup to 48 teams and to experiment with starting extra innings with a runner on second amount to fixing what isn’t broken.

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