A ‘Messi’ initiation into the Seattle soccer scene
by Sarah Stuteville
I hate sports. And I’m not talking your run-of-the-mill “football is too violent” or “I just don’t get baseball” hate. I’m talking terror-inducing phobia. I was a puffy, overly serious kid and sports were a daily reminder that I sucked. I got hit in the face with basketballs (how is it possible for one kid to […]
Apr 26, 2012
Diverse Northwest soccer enthusiasts kick off their own World Cup
by Jessica Partnow
If you still had any doubts about how hyperdiverse the Puget Sound region has become, look no further than the All Nations Cup soccer tournament. Over the next two weeks, 48 teams representing 36 different countries will battle it out at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Countries represented this year include El Salvador, Gambia, Iran, Burma, […]
Jul 17, 2012
Karachi neighborhood shakes violent reputation to produce top Pakistani athletes
by Faris Kasim
Lyari is the most notorious neighborhood in Pakistan’s largest and most chaotic city. But just like in poor urban areas in the US, young residents are looking toward sports as a way to escape from the violence and turn their neighborhood’s reputation around. Faris Kasim reports from Karachi on the real story behind Lyari’s bad […]
Oct 8, 2012
A Fremont Pub Feels Like Home for English Football Fanatics
by Sarah Elson
My dad is a football fanatic, and I don’t mean he loves the Seahawks. He is a die-hard fan of what Americans refer to as soccer. When I was a kid I was woken up most weekend mornings to the sounds of him and his football buddies yelling at the TV. By the time I had […]
Feb 4, 2013
A Globalist guide to the 2013 Sounders
by Mackenzie Ciesa
After a heartbreaking loss in the Conference Finals last year, the Seattle Sounders are back with new international players, new uniforms and real shot at their first MLS championship.
Feb 28, 2013
The 12th man has new arrivals to Seattle feeling right at home
by Ruchika Tulshyan
How the American football made me feel less foreign.
Jan 31, 2014
From China to rural Oregon, cultures come together in “Welcome to Unity”
by Erik Erickson
Seven foreign exchange students move to a tiny Oregon town and join the football team to make friends. No, it's not the latest Will Ferrell movie.
May 23, 2014
Unusual global sport gains big following in the Northwest
by Erik Erickson
Having Seahawks withdrawal this offseason? Is the World Cup just not doing it for you? You may have a new sport to turn.
Jul 1, 2014
Beast Mode rides camel in Egypt on goodwill tour
by Venice Buhain
Marshawn Lynch rode a camel, as he and other professional athletes go on a goodwill tour of Egypt to promote fitness and education.
Mar 3, 2016
Confessions of a Chinese 12th man
by Yiqin Weng
The NFL's Chinese promotions are building a legion of fans of American football, with the Seahawks among the most popular teams.
Apr 27, 2016
The Kaepernick effect and the new power of sports activism
by John Eklof
Colin Kaepernick sitting for national anthem has drawn a line in the sand for other athletes. Does sports activism have the power to change our country?
Sep 7, 2016
Photos: On the field with Seattle’s youth football stars
by Susan Fried
For hundreds of kids in the Greater Seattle Youth Football & Cheer League, it's as much about gaining life skills and mentorship than it is about football.
Sep 10, 2016
An open letter to Doug Baldwin
by John Eklof
A disappointed fan has some questions for Doug Baldwin about the "demonstration of unity" and how our beloved Seahawks got on the wrong side of history.
Sep 13, 2016