Category Archives: FIFA

Analytics in Soccer

Right now, there is a trend developing in sports. It started in baseball, then made it’s way to basketball, and has slowly integrated itself into football. Now, it is making it’s way to soccer. What trend is this? Why, sports analytics of course! What people don’t know, is that analytics have been a part of… Read More »

Copa América Centenario Finances: A Rampant, Systemic and Deep-Rooted Corruption Scheme

The 2015 FIFA Corruption Case Extends to North and South America? Yes, in fact it did.  When the United States Department of Justice turned on the lights in 2015 for the international rooms of soccer and corporate executives, these execs were caught with their hands in multiple cookie jars.  The price for the extra sweets,… Read More »

The Fight for Equal Pay, More Important Now than Ever Before

On March 30th, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo, filed a federal complaint by means of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination. As a result of the collective bargaining agreement long ago negotiated between members of the U.S. women’s national team and U.S. Soccer, they… Read More »

« Panama papers » et la FIFA : un signe de corruption dans le monde de football ?

Récemment, une collection de plus de 11,5 millions de documents confidentiels s’est publiée. Ces documents, appelés les « Panama papers », décrivent beaucoup d’information à propos de 214.000 sociétés offshores qui sont facilitées par Mossack Fonseca, un fournisseur panaméen de services d’entreprise. Cette fuite a révélé de nombreux liens entre ces entreprises louches et des personnes très… Read More »

FIFA should not be paid for its mistakes

Last month, FIFA reached out to the Justice Department to ask that some of the money be returned to the organization from the pot the authorities will collect from the defendants of its corruption case, including $190 million that convicted defendants have already agreed to pay though many have yet to be sentenced.[i] But this… Read More »

What If? An Exploration of Kobe Bryant’s Soccer Roots

    Despite a lackluster 17-65 farewell season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant capped off a stunning NBA career with authority on Wednesday April 14th. In front of a sold-out Staple Center crowd against the Utah Jazz, the Black Mamba ended the 1,346th and final game of his 20 year career (1) with 60 points… Read More »