Category Archives: Immigration

Extending Hope – A Home on the Field

Paul Cuadros’ A Home on the Field is an inspirational retelling of the author’s three years as the soccer coach at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City, NC. His players, most of whom were Hispanic immigrants from Central and South America, were struggling to prosper in the American football-crazed town before he arrived. When Cuadros, who went… Read More »

8 Juillet 1998 – Thuram et Trezeguet

Mardi en cours, nous avons parlé des histoires des immigrés du foot. Nous avons exploré les images et relations que ces joueurs ont dans les pays où ils se sont installés. Pour approfondir notre lecture, la section française a lu le livre « 8 juillet 1998 » écrit par Lilian Thuram. Ce livre explore son histoire, qui… Read More »

Switching Nationalities

Amidst the controversy that surrounds FIFAs decision to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in the winter, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about some of FIFAs policies. In particular FIFA’s nationality policies became of particular interest to me. Article 7 of the FIFA Statutes (the Regulations Governing the Application of Statutes) is quite… Read More »

Le ventre de l’Atlantique, Fatou Diome

Même si presque personne ne se plaindra des jours de neige que nous avons eus ces deux dernières semaines (ce qui m’a d’ailleurs permis de découvrir le talent de sculpteur des enfants de mon quartier qui ont exprimé leur tristesse absolue de manquer l’école [ironique] en créant des bonhommes de neige grandeur nature), nous n’avons… Read More »

FA Foreign Policy 

Over the last decade we have witnessed the English Premier League turn into one of the major hubs for international football stars. It has increased the inter-club competition, evening up the playing field, causing the league to become arguably the best league in the World. However, in early September, Greg Dyke, the FA chairman, released plans to tighten… Read More »

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 »

English FA Intends to Take Action on the Ease of Work Permits

English Football Association Chairman Greg Dyke has long sought to change the current work permit system that allows for a large number of non-European Union internationals the chance to compete in England. The BBC reported that in 2013, English players played under one-third of the minutes in the Premier League, in aggregate. Currently, many in England believe that international… Read More »

Deux Perceptions en concurrence de l’immigration en France

J’ai bien apprécié l’autobiographie de Lilian Thuram que les étudiants francophones ont lu la semaine dernière, et je veux ici élaborer sur mon commentaire du 7 novembre. L’autobiographie est un texte d’espoir, un texte qui démontre la possibilité illimitée qui existe en France. Sans doute, Thuram reconnaît qu’il existe certains problèmes et tensions qui tourmentent… Read More »