Sergio Busquets has experienced and witnessed the change around him, from the way Barcelona plays to its player signing policy, and the quiet, key figure in the club's latest quest for silverware and European glory opens up on all of it.
Manchester United's problems go well beyond the manager's dugout, and while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rejuvenated the club, its current slump could result in another year on the outside of the Champions League picture.
Claudio and Danielle Reyna experienced tragedy upon the death of their son, Jack, but his memory and legacy endure and are carried on in part by another son and U.S. youth national team standout, Giovanni.
Until its unlikely run, scrappy Chapecoense was an afterthought in Brazilian soccer. But what should have been its magical moment turned into a national tragedy, and now the survivors are struggling to carry on.
Lizandro Claros Saravia was just keeping ICE apprised of his college soccer scholarship. Days later, he and his brother were deported to El Salvador and have continued picking up the pieces of their lives in Nicaragua.