Roma v. Shaktar Donetsk

When I first bought my ticket for the Roma v. Shakhtar game I didn’t think much of it. I was already going to Rome with a few friends and the one of us that knew anything about soccer, Jake, practically begged us to go so I thought, “Why not…I don’t like sports much but I… Read More »

El futuro de GLT y VARS

Con el mundial en Rusia acercándose cada día, aficionados, entrenadores y jugadores de todos los rincones del mundo están mirando las adiciones más nuevas y más controversiales al campo de fútbol: GLT y VARS. ¿Qué son, exactamente? GLT, o sistema de detección automática de goles, es más fácil entender. El sistema consiste en una serie… Read More »

“Welcome to Russia”: Gwendolyn Oxenham

In the chapter “Welcome to Russia” from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s book Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, she reinforces soccer’s ability to lift a player and their family out of the depth of depravity, a narrative our class has explored throughout the semester. Omolyn Davis, a Jamaica and Dani Foxhoven’s… Read More »

Quote from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s Book

In the chapter “Welcome to Russia” from Gwendolyn Oxenham’s book Under the Lights and in the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer, she reinforces soccer’s ability to lift a player and their family out of the depth of depravity, a narrative our class has explored throughout the semester. Omolyn Davis, a Jamaica and Dani Foxhoven’s… Read More »

Hublot and the referee board.

Something’s up. So. Every so often in soccer, one of the teams will sub out a player. (It’s a pretty common occurrence, I’m sure you’ve seen it before.) The incoming player and an accompanying referee walk out to the middle of field. That referee has this, kind of pointless, job of holding up a display… Read More »

The dual lives of women’s soccer stars

It’s 2009, I am in 7th grade, at Phillips Middle School in Chapel Hill, NC. We have a student teacher in our social studies class, a UNC student finishing up her Education major. Her name is Heather O’Reilly, you may have heard of her? Of course we were all excited to have her as a… Read More »

Corruption in FIFA: Where we Stand Today

In the summer of 2015, US authorities indicted 14 powerful constituents associated withe the FIFA governing body, including two FIFA vice presidents and five corporate executives. The indictments were issued for 47 different counts of criminality, including wire fraud, racketeering conspiracy, money laundering, and corruption. The 14 individuals in question were arrested at a luxury… Read More »

The State of Corruption in FIFA

In the summer of 2015, US authorities indicted 14 powerful constituents associated withe the FIFA governing body, including two FIFA vice presidents and five corporate executives. The indictments were issued for 47 different counts of criminality, including wire fraud, racketeering conspiracy, money laundering, and corruption. The 14 individuals in question were arrested at a luxury… Read More »

Global Struggles for Equity

Asistí a un panel que se llamaba “Global Struggles for Equality.” Este panel se trata de la equidad en el futbol de mujeres por el mundo. Las panelistas eran una historiadora que estudia el futbol de mujeres, una escritora que jugo el futbol, y una presentadora de un podcast sobre la equidad y del futbol.… Read More »

Pourquoi pas tout le monde?

“Les joueuses de football ont le pouvoir d’inspirer les petites filles”. Au début, j’étais surprise par la réaction de Gwendolyn Oxenham quand elle a entendu cette phrase au cours de la discussion jeudi matin. Tout était sur son visage. Elle n’avait pas besoin de dire un mot pour communiquer son agacement. Ses yeux étaient si… Read More »