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HAMPERS | FIFA Motivated by Revenue in 2022 World Cup Controversy

HAMPERS | FIFA Motivated by Revenue in 2022 World Cup Controversy

When FIFA announced that the World Cup, an athletic event with a level of global importance and requisite infrastructure second only to the Olympic games, would be hosted in Qatar in 2022, a wave of confusion ensued. At first, most could not understand the selection based on soccer logistics. There[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
GUHOYAS | Leah McCullough (COL '18, GRD '20) led the women's varsity soccer team as captain during a historic run to the national College Cup semifinals.

Varsity Captains Navigate Team Challenges

For Leah McCullough (COL ’18, GRD ’20),  leading the Georgetown women’s varsity soccer team during a historic winning streak was all about maintaining the right attitude. “When we did get on that streak, it was important to make sure we took every game seriously,” McCullough said. “We had a target[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments Features, Sports
HAMPERS | Higuaín Signing Reinvigorates Chelsea Hopes

HAMPERS | Higuaín Signing Reinvigorates Chelsea Hopes

Gonzalo Higuaín’s reputation in the world of soccer could hardly be more mixed. The enigmatic Argentine striker is famous for his misses on large stages, including a golden chance in front of the goalkeeper at the 2014 World Cup Final that could have brought the most prestigious soccer trophy back[Read More…]

by February 5, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
GILLIGAN | Chelsea’s Kanté Changing How Soccer Is Played

GILLIGAN | Chelsea’s Kanté Changing How Soccer Is Played

During the 2015 to 2016 season of the English Premier League, the unthinkable occurred. Leicester City won the championship — quite literally — against all odds. At the beginning of the season, their chances of winning were listed at 5000 to one. Leicester owes its success to one player who remodeled a[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
Senior forward Caitlin Farrell leads Georgetown with 18 goals and 39 points this season.
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WOMEN’S SOCCER | Georgetown Reaches College Cup for 2nd Time in 3 Years

From the opening whistle at Shaw Field on Saturday, the Georgetown women’s soccer team pressured Baylor’s defense, recording six shots and five corner kicks within the first seven minutes of the match. In the eighth minute, Georgetown’s (21-0-3) sixth shot found the back of the net as sophomore defender Kelly[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
Senior midfielder Kyle Zajec had four goals and seven assists in his final collegiate season, both career highs for him.
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MEN’S SOCCER | Georgetown’s Prolific Season Ends in NCAA Tournament

The Georgetown men’s soccer team fell 0-1 to Michigan State on Cooper Field in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, concluding the 2018 campaign for the Hoyas, who won their second straight Big East Tournament title. Georgetown (13-5-3, 6-2-1 Big East) started off on the front foot[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
HAMPERS | South America’s Biggest Game Marred by Violence

HAMPERS | South America’s Biggest Game Marred by Violence

To say that soccer is popular in Argentina, a nation that boasts two World Cup victories and created a parody religion around its beloved former player Diego Maradona, would be an understatement. The final of this year’s Copa Libertadores, South America’s premier club tournament, features Boca Juniors and River Plate[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

MAHTANI | European Teams Wary of Saudi Investors

After the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, it is unsurprising that many organizations, including European football teams, are reluctant to engage in any type of business with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the country more broadly. In the world of European football, before the Saudis[Read More…]

by November 29, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Uncategorized
Junior forward Riley Strassner assisted on junior forward Achara's goal, which put the Hoyas up 2-0. Strassner has three goals and nine points so far this season.
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MEN’S SOCCER | Georgetown Wins 2nd Straight Big East Championship

The Georgetown men’s soccer team won its first back-to-back Big East tournament championships in program history on Sunday, recording a 2-0 shutout against Marquette. In front of a large home crowd at Shaw Field, Georgetown (12-4-3, 6-2-1 Big East) looked to respond to its 0-0 draw against Marquette (7-9-3, 5-3-1[Read More…]

by November 16, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
Sophomore midfielder Jacob Montes assisted on Georgetown's last goal of the game against Providence. 
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MEN’S SOCCER | Georgetown Defeats Providence, Advances to Big East Final

On Wednesday, the Georgetown men’s soccer team put on a strong performance at home to defeat Providence 4-0 in the semifinal of the Big East tournament. The two teams had played two weeks prior, with the Hoyas (11-4-3, 6-2-1 Big East) topping the Friars (10-7-2, 6-2-1 Big East) 2-1 following[Read More…]

by November 9, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top