Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm from Selma Alabama was a very great soccer player. Mia was a 5’5 forward/ midfielder for the United States women’s national soccer team. Mia played for the United State women’s soccer team from 1987- 2004 and was a two-time Olympic gold medalist and also a two-time FIFA women’s World Cup champion. Hamm is… Read More »

Kobe Bryant y el Fútbol

Siguiendo con mi ultimo post, quería buscar jugadores de la NBA interesados en el fútbol. Uno de los primeros en que pensé fue Kobe Bryant, quien tristemente falleció el 26 de enero este año. Kobe Bryant era un icono de la NBA. Después de ganar 5 campeonatos, más muchos otros logros en el baloncesto, Kobe… Read More »

Jersey Bulls

The FA in its infinite wisdom has declared that every league below the sixth division has been voided for the 2019/20 season. In other words, there will be no promotions or relegations for teams in those divisions. One team in particular that will feel hard done by COVID-19 is Jersey Bulls of the Combined Counties… Read More »

Fever Pitch

Nick Hornby’s novel Fever Pitch is a memoir about being an Arsenal fan, a particular kind of malady within the broader world of football obsession. Students in the English language section of Soccer Politics are reading it this week. To accompany your reading, you might enjoy the 1997 film version of the book starring Colin… Read More »

Le drainage musculaire actuel – et est-ce que les joueurs encore prefereraient jouer pour les équipes européens?

Je voudrais continuer de considérer l’idée de ‘muscle drain’ ou drainage musculaire qui est introduit dans ‘African soccerscapes’. C’est une idée qui aussi a beaucoup de pertinence dans La Ventre de l’Atlantique, par Fatou Diome, avec particulièrement le jeune jouer Moussa, mais partout le livre Diome peint une image du grand désir des jeunes joueurs… Read More »

London is Red. And Blue and White.

The major football clubs in London are not particularly fond of each other. Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham and Tottenham are the Premier league clubs to all call London home, and the hatred that these clubs’ supporters have for one another is real. This phenomenon is not exclusive to London, however. Many cities have multiple clubs… Read More »

COVID-19 and the Future of Football

By now, most people understand that we are in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which we have not seen in many years. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the highly infectious virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) that many people are now becoming familiar with. While I… Read More »

El coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) y el fútbol

El síndrome respiratorio agudo grave (SARS, por sus siglas en inglés) es una enfermedad respiratoria viral causada por un coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Originalmente, un brote de SARS-CoV-2 surgió en la ciudad de Wuhan en China y actualmente está afectando a todo el mundo – existe una pandemia. Hasta hoy, el 22 de marzo del 2020, se… Read More »

African Soccerscapes: A Review

Soccer has been utilized as a civilization tool. (Alegi 1) This was accomplished by the use of ports and railroads by colonial militaries and police forces. (8) Additionally, mission schools and government schools became involved and promoted soccer by integrating soccer into the curriculum. (9) This was a win-win for both Africans and colonist (13)… Read More »