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
SIFF film picks from Africa
by Allison Barrett
Of the 460-odd films from 64 different countries playing at SIFF this year, only a thin slice hail from Africa. To be fair to the SIFF programmers, they can only screen the films that get submitted, and only a few African countries have robust film scenes. But c’mon – only 5 features and 4 shorts? […]
May 20, 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
Three reasons Seattle is America’s most European city
by Mackenzie Ciesa
Why are so many Europeans dying to visit Seattle? Maybe because we’re so much like them.
Feb 13, 2013
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
Is Cascadia the new Québec?
by Cooper Inveen
Local activists hope their push for a strong regional identity leads to something more.
Feb 21, 2014
United by love, divided by World Cup rivalries
by Irina Vodonos
Nicole Pita and Andre Mascarenhas are newlyweds on opposite sides of the world’s fiercest soccer rivalry.
Jun 10, 2014
Where to watch your favorite World Cup teams in Seattle
by Forrest Baum
Want an authentic World Cup experience? Cheer alongside international superfans at these local venues.
Jun 18, 2014
Sounders 2015: A guide to getting on the soccer bandwagon
by Justice Magraw
If you are a Seahawks fan, or Mariners fan, or aren't that into sports at all, this is your year to fall in love with the Seattle Sounders.
Mar 14, 2015
China and Seattle Reign FC played on the cusp of a women’s soccer revival
by Yiqin Weng
Friday's Seattle Reign FC game happened at the intersection of two emerging women's soccer revivals in China and the U.S.
May 27, 2015
U.S. team headed to Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver
by Joe Veyera
Jump on the soccer bandwagon and cheer the U.S. team in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.
Jul 1, 2015
Soccer fields and chain stores: Weighing U.S. influence in Honduras
by Reagan Jackson
U.S. influence is part of everyday life in Honduras' capital — from youth community centers to fast food restaurants.
Sep 15, 2015