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SEWALL | FIFA Should Not Implement Video Review in 2018 World Cup

SEWALL | FIFA Should Not Implement Video Review in 2018 World Cup

It’s official. On March 17, FIFA — soccer’s international governing body — confirmed that Video Assistant Refereeing, a system for reviewing decisions by the head referee with video footage, will be used at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The announcement has been met with mixed reactions from the soccer[Read More…]

by March 22, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA: FIFA Corruption Draws Headlines

SANTAMARIA: FIFA Corruption Draws Headlines

Making a list of corrupt organizations that exploit their workers and the countries in which they operate seems like something that should not be easy in 2015. Yet, it is, and FIFA is at the top of that list. FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s list of cover-ups and scandals goes on[Read More…]

by September 25, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
FOOTE: American Soccer is On the Rise

FOOTE: American Soccer is On the Rise

Soccer may just be the next big thing in the United States. You would hardly know it, based on limited media coverage, but United States Soccer arguably just had the best four-week stretch in its history. The ball got rolling with the fall of FIFA, soccer’s governing body. In the[Read More…]

by June 18, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns

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In the Pursuit of Words in Rio

Cafune. I learned this word in a translation class when I was 17. That day’s lesson was on idioms and phrases that have no exact English equivalents. We learned age-otori, the Japanese way of saying that someone got a haircut that made them look worse than they did before. We[Read More…]

Historic Barcelona Sees Beginning of Its Decline

It’s hard to place the beginning of Barcelona’s decline from its perch as the unmatched dynasty of professional soccer. After all, when you are in the midst of a historically memorable run of success anything short of a championship is a step in the wrong direction. Some will argue that[Read More…]

by April 11, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Qatar Preparations Flout Human Rights

We wish we could write about this year’s unprecedented Final Four lineup, compare the contracts of Max Scherzer and Miguel Cabrera, analyze the sudden dominance of the Boston Bruins or comment on the unionization of Northwestern’s football team. In fact, we wish we could write about any of this week’s[Read More…]

by April 1, 2014 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns

Video Games Offer MLS Publicity Coup

There was an article published recently on that recounted how hip-hop star Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion) became a soccer fan. While traveling in Europe a decade ago, the rapper’s “Madden” disk was scratched, and, when he couldn’t find another copy of the game in local stores, he bought[Read More…]

by October 2, 2012 0 comments Sports

National Allegiances Now an Open Market

For many Americans, the concept of nationalism is still quite foreign. Many people do not seem to understand that citizens of countries other than the United States actually believe that their country is the greatest on Earth. Of course, “greatness” is a subjective term, which is what makes one’s inherent[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Sports

Americans Lag Behind World’s Elite Teams

The No. 33 squad in the FIFA World Rankings, the U.S. men’s soccer team will take on Jamaica today in the third of its six semifinal-round World Cup qualifying matches. Some have dubbed the team’s low ranking undeserved, while others have argued that it’s just right. Right or not, the[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 0 comments Sports

U.S.Team Needs to Show Progress

How much is too much patience for the U.S. men’s national team? Following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Ecuador, the hope of Jurgen Klinsmann stepping in as the leader and de facto savior of soccer in America seems very bleak. Even calling this bleak is intensely optimistic at[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Sports