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Black History Month

Black History Month: The Watsons of American soccer

We close out Black History Month by chronicling the first African-American soccer players.

Black History Month: Anelka the Misunderstood

Nicholas Anelka had a helluva career, but unfortunately people always focused on the negative. Let’s discuss it all.

Black History Month: Elliot Barr speaks on Black soccer history and Black supporters culture

A special episode of the SSFC Podcast with a supporter making his mark in telling black history stories.

Black History Month: Wakanda Forever

Black Panther has been a symbol of hope and pride for Black people, but on a couple of occasions, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has expressed that pride on the field.

Black History Month: The dominance of The Fox

Wendie Renard is one of the most dominant players in the world with her ability to defend and be a problem in the air.

Black History Month: The battle for Nairobi

One of the fiercest derbies in all of Africa resides in Kenya.

Black History Month: The LeBlanc Effect

Karina LeBlanc was part of the rise of the Canadians from good to world class.

Black History Month: Adebayor puts Togo on the map

His goal scoring prowess led Togo to its first ever World Cup in 2006.

Black History Month: Make way for The Bison

Michael Essien’s physicality made him a joy to watch.

Black History Month: Weston McKennie makes a statement

He took a big risk when he stood up for George Floyd, but he also made a big statement.

Black History Month: Vieira’s Vision

Patrick Vieira used vision, tenacity, and technical ability to become one of the best box-to-box midfielders ever.

Black History Month: Tony the Tiger

Tony Sanneh was an influential part of the 2002 World Cup squad for the United States.

Black History Month: The Hearts of Africa

Ghana’s most famous team has always tried to be the heartbeat of the country.

Black History Month: A township that’s a Soccer City

Alexandra, South Africa is the focus of a 2011 documentary on how soccer has changed the lives of the youth living there.

Black History Month: Danita Johnson speaks on D.C. United and being Black in the boardroom

An awesome interview you don’t want to miss!

Black History Month: Mo was robbed

We all know Maurice Edu scored a goal against Slovenia. But, a referee took that glory away from him.

Black History Month: Patrick the great

When you think of some of the best players of the last 20 years, you better have Kluivert in that conversation.

Black History Month: Couldn’t keep Shannon in a Boxx

Shannon Boxx is one of America’s greatest soccer players ever, and she excelled while also living with lupus.

Black History Month: Marcus Rashford feeds a nation

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Marcus Rashford decided to stand up and fight for the children of the United Kingdom.

Black History Month: Kei’s Kamara’s excellent journey

Kei Kamara has been to every corner of Major League Soccer, setting a record as he moves.

Black History Month: Bobby Wood calls “Game” twice

Dagger. Dagger.

Black History Month: Africa brings its soccer to the world

The motherland’s continental tournament has grown to become the world’s most underrated.

Black History Month: There will be change

The Black Players for Change had a moment that will undoubtedly live in American history, and they’re not stopping there.

Black History Month: Why always me?

Mario Balotelli is a dynamic and complicated talent, and one of the most misunderstood in history.

Black History Month: Sydney Leroux shows Canada how American she is

She popped her collar on them in one of the more memorable goal celebrations in U.S. history.

Black History Month: The man so good, they named him twice

We begin this year’s Black History Month series with Jay-Jay Okocha, Nigeria’s greatest footballer ever.

Black History Month: The iconic El Pibe

You always knew where he was on the field. And no matter where he was, he could set up the pass that would destroy your team.

Black History Month: From apartheid to AFCON champion

South Africa rebooted its national team after being suspended from competition and thrown out of FIFA due to apartheid. They came back to unite and win their continental championship.

Black History Month: Titi’s swag teaches the world

One-on-one, Thierry Henry was problem. The streets were his classroom, and he used that knowledge to school the world.

Black History Month: O Fenomeno

He’s one of the greatest strikers ever, and he could beat you in every single way.

Black History Month: Disaster at Ellis Park

The Soweto Derby is one of the biggest in the world, and on a fateful day in 2001, it turned deadly.

Black History Month: You can’t hold him back

Bill Hamid started off as the youngest goalkeeper in MLS history and has become one of America’s very best.