Category Archives: CONCACAF

Revolution’s Diego Fagundez Cap-Tied to Uruguay, Ineligible to Play for USMNT

  This past Thursday, New England Revolution youngster Diego Fagundez started for Uruguay in the South American Under 20 Championship, which, under current FIFA rules, will permanently exclude him from suiting up for the United States Men’s National Team in the future [1]. Many fans of the USMNT were hoping that the 19 year old… Read More »

Mexico: Stayin’ Alive

I know a lot of people may have watched the USA vs. Panama game on Tuesday night, but did everyone catch the significance of this game for Mexico? Soccer gods must still exist.   I remember when I was under 15 playing in regionals for soccer in Cary, North Carolina. In the US youth soccer… Read More »

Invisible Men? Racism in Honduran Soccer

* This article is cross-posted with the blog ¿Opio del pueblo? During the Mexico-Trinidad/Tobago Gold Cup quarterfinal the other night, I was part of an engaging twitter discussion about racism in CONCACAF soccer that centered around these posts: It has struck me how much blatant racism you see around #GoldCup chat sites/twitter directed at Caribbean… Read More »

Viktwa!

An interesting story is shaping up in the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying games with two consecutive victories by Haiti. They’ve now followed up a 6-0 trouncing of the Virgin Islands with a 2-0 defeat of Curacao, and are at the top of their qualifying group. Haitian football has, of course, been through a lot during… Read More »

Parables

In October 2001, the national football teams of France and Algeria faced off in a long-awaited, and (at least in principle) “friendly” international game at the Stade de France in Paris. The event was trumpeted as an opportunity for reconciliation, a symbolic end to the conflict between the two countries, and an opportunity for a… Read More »