Author Archives: Michael Reintgen

About Michael Reintgen

Duke student, class of 2015. Articles under Players to Watch at the 2014 World Cup: Chile: Alexis Sanchez, Ecuador: Antonio Valencia, Holland: Arjen Robben.

Changing the College Soccer System

In the debate on how to best achieve the first World Cup title for the United States, the differences between how youth are filtered into professional leagues in the U.S. verses other nations who have had World Cup success is often the main topic of conversation. All other national programs outside of the U.S. have youngsters… Read More »

The World Cup: An Opiate for the Brazilian People?

Sometime yesterday Brazil’s Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo was asked about the possible continuation of the protests that have been wide-spread throughout Brazil, especially since last summers Confederations Cup. He stated, “I don’t believe we will see demonstrations during the World Cup, I think the World Cup will be protected by the will of the people to… Read More »