FIFA Meets Soccer, U.S.-Style
There’s a new sheriff on the pitch, and his name is Uncle Sam. On Wednesday U.S. prosecutors shocked the soccer world by indicting 14 top officials in a “rampant, systemic and deep-rooted corruption” case. Less of a surprise was that unindicted President Sepp Blatter, after dismissing the idea he could monitor global ethical behavior, was re-elected on Friday for a fifth term. As FIFA confronts its worst crisis in 111 years, fans will be watching to see if this cataclysm gives world soccer the kick it needs to up its game.