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Pitch Perfect? The State of Soccer in the U.S.A.

Pitch Perfect? The State of Soccer in the U.S.A.
The State of Soccer in America in 2019
May 7, 2019

It was a humid Oct. 10, 2017 night at Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva, Trinidad and Tobago. A series of massive rain showers struck the small Carribean island of nearly 1.4 million people in the days leading...

Bands FC: Bands as Soccer Clubs, Soccer Clubs as Bands

If you like two things enough, why not just put them together? For Nick Fraser, one of the co-founders of Bands FC, he took that thinking to heart.
October 4, 2018
If you like two things enough, why not just put them together? For Founder Nick Fraser, he took that thinking to heart.

The Curious Case of the New York Cosmos: The Second Act

The Curious Case of the New York Cosmos: The Second Act
As Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't over till it's over." For the second iteration of the New York Cosmos, it may have been doomed from the beginning.
March 15, 2018
As Yogi Berra once said, "It ain't over till it's over." For the second iteration of the New York Cosmos, it may have been doomed from the beginning. In the second of two parts, I look at the resurrection of a once mighty team.

The Curious Case of the New York Cosmos: The First Act

The Curious Case of the New York Cosmos: The First Act
Before America had Major League Soccer and Real Madrid created the Galácticos, New York was where all the soccer stars aligned.
March 14, 2018
Before America had Major League Soccer and Real Madrid created The Galácticos, New York was where all the soccer stars aligned. In the first of two parts, I look at the death and rebirth of America's greatest soccer club.

Realizing It’s Over and That’s Okay

Realizing It's Over and That's Okay
March 1, 2018

It's crazy to think one day you wake up and you are no longer an athlete. For some it's over before high school, and for others, if you are lucky enough to play in college, it's after high school. I was...

USL D3: Could Promotion & Relegation Come To American Soccer?

USL D3: Could Promotion & Relegation Come To American Soccer?
With the new third division of American Soccer, United Soccer League D3, set to start play in 2019, I want to look at what this could mean for the future of promotion and relegation in the United States.
February 3, 2018
With the new third division of American Soccer, United Soccer League D3, set to start play in 2019, I want to look at what this could mean for the future of promotion and relegation in the United States.

How America’s Soccer Revolution is Moving Away From America (Kind Of)

via Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer is shifting rapidly into a new era. In this article, I break down how the movement toward acquiring young South and Central Americans is contributing to this.
January 6, 2018

With Ezequiel Barco, one of the top prospects in Argentina, set to sign for Atlanta United, it signifies great changes for the landscape of Major League Soccer. Barco, along with  Jesus Medina, Diego...

More Than A Game: What Soccer Means To Me

via WalesOnline
A story about a boy and a beautiful game.
October 30, 2017

In honor of Sheffield Football Club, The First Soccer Club in the World, who is celebrating their 160th anniversary, I want to take time to talk about just one story that has emerged from the foundation...

Field Hockey’s Amell is Making Saves On and Off the Field

Field Hockey's Amell is Making Saves On and Off the Field
October 5, 2017
Junior field hockey goalkeeper Julia Amell works hard to pursue her passions for sports and nursing
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