Author Archives: Jarrett Link

About Jarrett Link

Currently a senior biomedical engineering student at Duke University, I am originally from Sacramento, CA, and my interest in soccer primarily stems from a summer spent in a small village in Bavaria called Murnau. During the working hours, I spent my time researching orthopedic biomechanics. Apart from that, I immersed myself in the culture around me. More often than not, that meant learning and playing the German brand of soccer--Fußball.

Brazil 2014: Watch Your Head

Given today’s lecture regarding perceived World Cup host nation issues and media hype, I felt as though a post regarding the likelihood of fan violence during the 2014 World Cup was merited. Brian Phillips at Grantland already did much of the work for me on this topic in his article A Yellow Card, but I… Read More »

Diego Maradona Today

Our Diego, who is on the pitches, Hallowed be thy left hand, bring us your magic. Make your goals remembered on earth as in heaven, Give us some magic every day, forgive the English, as we have forgiven the Napolitan Mafia, Don’t let yourself get caught offside and free us from Havelange and Pelé. Diego… Read More »

Struggles of the Frenchmen

Patrick Viera. Thierry Henry. Zinedine Zidane. The list goes on and on, but these are a few of the more recent bastions of French football that have brought glory to the streets of Paris and the beaches of Marseille, players who were widely considered to be some of the world’s best. Viera’s power and guile… Read More »