All 24 teams will be in action simultaneously during MLS's regular-season finales on Sunday, when two playoff spots and all of the first-round seeding will be up for grabs. Here's how the slate stacks up, along with the scenarios for what's left to be decided.
Barcelona needed two great Luis Suarez goals to overcome Inter Milan at home, while Liverpool won after blowing a three-goal lead and Chelsea needed a late stunner from Willian to secure all three points.
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?
That passion for soccer is apparent all across Argentina, and while the country has yielded a disproportionate number of the geniuses of the men's game, starting with Messi and Maradona, support for the women's game has lagged far behind. Grant Wahl seeks the reasoning for all of this in Exploring Planet Fútbol: Argentina, now streaming on SI TV. Sign up for a free trial to watch the full episode.
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.
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.
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.
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.