English soccer

England seeks improvement after unlikely World Cup journey

For English soccer, the first two-week international period of the new season often doubles as the next phase of a post-mortem into the national team’s failings at a recent tournament. Not so much this time. As the squad gathered at its St. George’s Park training base this week ahead of matches against Spain and Switzerland, … Continue reading England seeks improvement after unlikely World Cup journey

LONDON | Volatile political mood emboldens soccer abuse, Ouseley says

LONDON— So much still frustrates the man at the forefront of eradicating discrimination from English soccer. While teams are more diverse, there remains a distinct lack of black and ethnic minority coaches and executives in positions of power. The atmosphere at matches is not as toxic as 25 years ago, when Herman Ouseley laid the … Continue reading LONDON | Volatile political mood emboldens soccer abuse, Ouseley says

Surrender at City shows Chelsea’s fire has gone under Conte

MANCHESTER, England /March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Chelsea’s compact defensive block lurched from side to side, the players mentally as much as physically drained and seemingly hypnotized by the passing patterns being weaved by Manchester City in front of them. It was the 75th minute, Chelsea was down 1-0 in one of its biggest games … Continue reading Surrender at City shows Chelsea’s fire has gone under Conte

English soccer adopts Rooney Rule for national team jobs

LONDON/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— English soccer leaders want to interview at least one black or ethnic minority candidate in future for jobs around the national teams. The English Football Association is emulating the NFL and its Rooney Rule, which requires teams to interview a diverse pool of candidates for coaching and management positions. There has never … Continue reading English soccer adopts Rooney Rule for national team jobs