Category Archives: Europe

Soccer Robots: Imperfect Men

Perhaps a byproduct of playing FIFA , highlight reels, constant social media clips and the focus on amazing goals and plays in soccer, many have come to expect constant greatness, perfection out of soccer. We see Messi touch the ball, Ronaldo take a free kick and our stomachs tighten, waiting for the inevitable goal. Something… Read More »

Marcus Rashford: Manchester United’s Young New Hero

After being knocked out of the Champions’ League Group Stage, Manchester United was 2-1 down after the first leg against FC Midtjylland and in danger of humiliatingly getting knocked out of the first round of the knockout stage of the Europa League. Going into the second leg at home on February 25, 2016, United immediately… Read More »

L’histoire du maillot

Selon le joueur Diego Maradona, pendant sa carrière en argentine, il faut « donner tout pour le maillot ».  Le maillot est une des plus grandes représentations de l’équipe.  Soit ses valeurs, soit son histoire, le maillot est beaucoup plus qu’un des vêtements d’un joueur.  Les maillots du sport, et en particulier, pour les équipes, sont très… Read More »

El milagro del Leicester City

En estas semanas, discutiremos la dinámica y a veces conflictiva relación entre la economía y el fútbol entendido como un negocio con características muy especiales, tal como lo muestra David Goldblatt en su libro The Game of Our Lives. En su artículo para BBC Mundo, Raúl Fain Binda intenta explicar cómo un equipo con un presupuesto muchísimo… Read More »

‘Mes Que Un Club:’ Is FC Barcelona the Greatest Team on the Planet?

October 3, 2015. That’s the last time it happened. The last time the Catalans felt the sting of defeat, the pain of loss, the misery of falling short after 90 minutes. In a match at Sevilla, FC Barcelona dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker on the road in La Liga play with the world’s best player, Lionel… Read More »

Will the U.S. Ever Truly Master the ‘Art’ of Soccer?

In Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Eduardo Galeano proclaims the United States to be “the home of baseball” and sarcastically describes efforts by the American media to herald soccer as “the sport of the future” during the 1994 World Cup. Americans, however, do not necessarily appreciate soccer to a lesser extent than others. As of… Read More »