Kelley Kightlinger

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Should District 15 Add Soccer as a New Interscholastic Sport?

Tell us in the comments section: Do you think District 15 should add soccer as a new sport?<p>Palatine Township Elementary District 15 currently has …

Empowering Women Through Soccer in the Mountain Kingdom

My name is Makatleho Pitso, but everyone calls me Puky. I'm a footballer for one the leading women's soccer teams in Lesotho, a small Kingdom in southern Africa. Women's football is at an embryonic stage of development here, but we are hoping to help create a formal league structure, not only …

Soccer Isn't for Girly-Girls? How Parents Pick the Sports Their Daughters Play

Should a girl do soccer, dance, or chess? It depends on what kind of a woman her mom and dad want her to become.<p>Girls today grow up in a world with an unprecedented set of educational and professional opportunities. More of them will graduate from college and earn advanced degrees than ever before, …

Jurgen Klinsmann Is Either Making U.S. Soccer More American or Less American

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>With the World Cup a week away, the impact of U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann is clear: he is …

'I was made to feel I had to choose between my faith and my soccer'

Shireen Ahmed remembers her first day on a soccer field clearly. She was five.<p>"We had these horrible yellow T-shirts as uniforms. I had two thick black braids and I'm pretty sure I was the only non-white kid there," she says. According to her father, she was, in fact, the only non-white player on …

'Female Warriors' are battling for equality on the soccer fields of Brazil

From 1941 to 1979, girls and women in Brazil were legally banned from playing soccer, professionally, in school, even for fun. The game was seen as incompatible with the female body.<p>After the ban was lifted, Brazilian girls were still discouraged from playing. Parents didn’t want their daughters’ …

World Cup’s first kick to come from “Iron Man.”

A paraplegic individual in a robotic Iron Man-like bodysuit will be taking the "first kick" at the World Cup opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, Brazil on …

WORLD CUP 2014 IS HERE

Brazil's Neymar during his team's final practice at the Arena de Sao Paulo. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach