Ben Dreyfuss is the engagement editor at Mother Jones. He's done some other stuff, too. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. But you don't have to. But you can. But you really don't have to.
As leaders of FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, gathered for their annual meeting, Swiss law enforcement officials arrived unannounced at the Baur au Lac hotel, an elegant five-star property with views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. The arrests were made at the request of the United States Justice Department, which brought charges in the Eastern District of New York, based in Brooklyn, according to law enforcement officials.
Prosecutors planned to unseal an indictment soon against more than 10 officials, not all of whom are in Zurich, three law enforcement officials said. The charges include wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering.
USA! USA! Switzerland, also! USA!
Anyway, Twitter is going nuts right now with news that America finally beat the world at soccer (which is what they have to call it now by the way).
This tweet perfectly sums up the response to this news:
Turns out all it takes to get Americans to care about soccer is some good old-fashioned organized crime.