The Muzio family drove down from Kamloops to catch a glimpse of Lionel Messi. Copa America action continues Thursaday at CenturyLink with U.S. vs. Ecuador. (Photo by Yiting Lim)

Pan-American soccer fanatics converge on Seattle for Copa America

The whole tournament may be a bit of a gimmick, but Copa America is giving Seattle a chance to prove we're one of the best soccer cities in the hemisphere.
Jun 15, 2016
Former Seattle Sounders player Roger Levesque (Photo by Dan Poss for the Seattle Sounders.)

Soccer fields and chain stores: Weighing U.S. influence in Honduras

U.S. influence is part of everyday life in Honduras' capital — from youth community centers to fast food restaurants.
Sep 15, 2015
Megan Rapinoe and other members of the US Women's National Team celebrate victory over Japan in the 2012 Summer Olympics. The team is hoping to bring home it's first World Cup victory in over 15 years. (Photo from REUTERS)

U.S. team headed to Women’s World Cup final in Vancouver

Jump on the soccer bandwagon and cheer the U.S. team in the Women's World Cup final Sunday.
Jul 1, 2015
Defender Rachel Corsie of Seattle Reign FC plays at Memorial Stadium against China's Women's National Soccer Team Friday night. (Photo by Yiqin Weng)

China and Seattle Reign FC played on the cusp of a women’s soccer revival

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
Emerald City Supporters lead the "March to the Match" from Pioneer Square to CenturyLink Field at last Sunday's home opener. (Photo by Justice Magraw)

Sounders 2015: A guide to getting on the soccer bandwagon

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
Catch outdoor screenings of World Cup matches in Pioneer Square's Nord Alley. (Photo by Jordan Lewis)

Where to watch your favorite World Cup teams in Seattle

Want an authentic World Cup experience? Cheer alongside international superfans at these local venues.
Jun 18, 2014
Nicole Pita and Andre Mascarenhas are newlyweds on opposite sides of the world's fiercest soccer rivalry. (Photo by Andre Mascarenhas)

United by love, divided by World Cup rivalries

Nicole Pita and Andre Mascarenhas are newlyweds on opposite sides of the world’s fiercest soccer rivalry.
Jun 10, 2014
The Cascadian flag flies at a Cascadia Cup soccer game. (Photo by 104Muttons via Flickr)

Is Cascadia the new Québec?

Local activists hope their push for a strong regional identity leads to something more.
Feb 21, 2014
Scarves up! (Photo by Marc W )

A Globalist guide to the 2013 Sounders

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
Looks a little like King Street station with the Seattle Great Wheel in the background. (Photo by Mackenzie Ciesa)

Three reasons Seattle is America’s most European city

Why are so many Europeans dying to visit Seattle? Maybe because we’re so much like them.
Feb 13, 2013
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A Fremont Pub Feels Like Home for English Football Fanatics

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
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Karachi neighborhood shakes violent reputation to produce top Pakistani athletes

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
On opening night, El Salvador faced off against Iran. The game ended in a 0-0 tie. (Photo by Sihanouk Mariona)

Diverse Northwest soccer enthusiasts kick off their own World Cup

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
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SIFF film picks from Africa

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
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A ‘Messi’ initiation into the Seattle soccer scene

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