Author Archives: Daniel Carp

One of the strangest endings in sports

As we sit here at the end of another semester at Duke, it’s gotten me thinking about the way we draw things to a close in the sport of soccer. All tie-is-like-kissing-your-sister jokes aside, I’m talking about penalty kicks. Last week as I was sitting in the press box anxiously awaiting the kickoff of the… Read More »

World Cup stadium in Brazil collapses

A portion of Itaquero Stadium in Sao Paolo, Brazil collapsed Wednesday when a crane fell on it, killing two workers and leaving a third hospitalized in serious condition. The stadium was meant to be the site of the World Cup’s opening match this summer. Although Brazil’s 12 World Cup venues were due to be completed… Read More »

If the USA hosted the 2022 World Cup…

Throughout the year, post after post on this blog has detailed the trials and tribulations of the 2022 World Cup, which is currently slated to be held in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar. From internal disputes among FIFA board members to the sweltering summer heat and the unprecedented proposed move of the World Cup… Read More »