- U.S. women’s national team players and the U.S. Soccer Federation have settled their long-running lawsuit over inequitable working conditions with the men’s team while leaving their dispute over unequal pay for additional litigation.
- Startlingly, troublingly, these may be the only two games in the Champions League this season in which both teams played a Black goalkeeper: Édouard Mendy, the 28-year-old acquired by Chelsea in September, and Alfred Gomis, the man who replaced him at Rennes.
- Crystal Thomas, now a star with the Washington Spirit, led Wheaton Academy to three state trophies, including the Class 2A state title.
- Rose Lavelle scored against the Netherlands again, Kristie Mewis scored in her first appearance for the United States in six years and the U.S. women won a rematch of last year’s World Cup final by the same score, 2-0, on Friday.
- Soccer superstar Diego Maradona was buried Thursday in a private ceremony attended by only two dozen people — a stark contrast to earlier in the day when tens of thousands of weeping fans filed past his coffin for hours in an observance that mixed head-of-state-like honors with the chaos of a rowdy stadium.
- Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who was among the best players ever and who led his country to the 1986 World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.
- Major League Soccer reduced its workforce by about 20% Thursday through a combination of layoffs and the elimination of open positions, yet another sign of the punishing financial effect the coronavirus pandemic is having on professional sports.
- Billionaire Joe Mansueto last week paid more than $54 million for the Waldorf Astoria Chicago hotel, continuing a recent run of high-profile purchases in his adopted ag8亚集团官方网站hometown.
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SPORTS DURING COVID-19
- Georg Heitz is confident Chicago Fire coach Raphael Wicky and his staff will correct the team’s problems after missing the playoffs and winning just five games from 23 in Wicky's first season in charge.
- Less than a week after missing out on the Major League Soccer playoffs, the Chicago Fire acquired striker Chinonso Offor from Latvian club FK Rigas Futbola Skola.
- Few things about the 2020 MLS season turned out the way the Chicago Fire would have hoped. Here are 5 reasons they missed the playoffs, including a very poor record when they gave up the first goal.
- The Chicago Fire had one objective heading into Sunday: Qualify for the Major League Soccer playoffs. But they fell short in the regular-season finale, losing 4-3 to New York City FC.
- Despite goals from Robert Beric and Mauricio Pineda, the Chicago Fire let a two-goal lead slip away in a 2-2 draw against Minnesota United on Wednesday night in St. Paul, Minn.
- With 10 of 14 teams in the Eastern Conference reaching the postseason, will the final week be a referendum on the Chicago Fire’s season and coach Raphael Wicky’s first year in charge if they fail to qualify for the playoffs?
- Boris Sekulic scored his second career MLS goal, and the Chicago Fire played Nashville SC to a 1-1 draw Saturday night. The Fire (5-9-7), who are winless in their last four games, are one point ahead of Inter Miami for the 10th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.