Tags: England

On Soccer: At Manchester United, Jose Mourinho Could No Longer Hide Behind His Past

MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho was almost out of time. He had only a few hours before Manchester United’s power brokers would begin to discuss, in private, the prospect of drawing the curtain on his reign as the club’s manager. He had less than two days before it would all be over. He did not…

A British Hockey Player Lands in Canada

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Liam Kirk occasionally takes a 15-minute stroll from Peterborough Memorial Centre to The UK Shoppe in search of a taste of home. Kirk, 18, is 3,400 miles away from his family in Maltby, England, playing ice hockey — a sport many of his friends teased him about while growing up. In June,…

On Soccer: Past and Present Collide at Wembley, England’s Spiritual, and Spiritless, Home

LONDON — The paper airplanes were the nadir, floating down from Wembley’s stands and onto the field, confetti for the loveless union between the English national team and the country it represents. It started during a friendly against Peru in the weeks before the 2014 World Cup. Wanting to give Roy Hodgson’s England team a…