Much of the major transfer business has already been sorted across Europe, but handfuls of other big names and top prospects are expected to change addresses before the window shuts around the top leagues. Here's what to keep an eye on as the summer progresses and the rumor mill heats up.
With MLS teams getting back to full strength after the return of their internationally-occupied talents, here's what stood out from a weekend that featured rivalry controversy, drama and some fantastic individual efforts.
The NWSL has an incredible opportunity to capitalize on the USA's success in the Women's World Cup. Will it become the launchpad the league so sorely needs or just a fleeting moment that isn't fully maximized?
To commemorate the U.S. women's national team's fourth Women's World Cup championship, SI shot exclusive portraits of each player and manager Jill Ellis with the trophy–each with her own unique pose–for a special set of digital covers.
This edition of the USWNT has a claim to go down as the greatest U.S. women's soccer team ever, winning the most competitive Women's World Cup yet with the spotlight at its brightest, the target on its back glaring and outside pressures and attention raising the stakes to new heights.
MLS has changed more in the past three years than it did in the previous 10 years before that, which makes SI.com’s annual MLS Ambition Rankings more relevant than ever, a measuring stick of who’s keeping pace in the arms race and who’s not.
Soccer culture in Japan has evolved immensely over the last 25 years. Grant Wahl explores the Land of the Rising Sun to discover everything from changes at the grassroots level, to the starpower in the domestic league to the growth in the women's game ever since Japan won the 2011 Women's World Cup.
Why is Germany's Bundesliga a hotbed for young Americans on the rise, how do they cope with the changes to their lifestyle at such a young age and what have they learned about the country's soccer culture?
It’s a country of just 350,000 people and no history of soccer excellence. So how did Iceland qualify for the World Cup? Grant Wahl circled the country to survey the landscape, talk to the people and learn the secrets behind Iceland’s rise.
Half a century ago, Honduras and El Salvador battled over mass migration while their national teams fought to qualify for the 1970 World Cup. The confusion regarding how much–if at all–one actually had to do with the other has stood the test of time.