Author Archives: Haley Amster

About Haley Amster

I am a freshman at Duke University pursuing a BA in Philosophy and a minor in Political Science. I am a recreational soccer player, and my shining soccer achievement is an AYSO championship win in middle school.

A Case Study of Soccer Ethics

There are the published rules of the game, like the offsides rule, no hands, and so on. And then there are the actual rules of the games- the ones that aren’t necessarily published but guide the way we act and interact with the published set of rules. These unspoken rules, or norms, are what form… Read More »

Egypt: Football fans involved in violence and political turmoil

On the 8th of February 2015, a clash erupted between police and football fans outside of the military-owned Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Estimates of how many were killed range from 19 to 40, but most sources estimate 22 deaths, with numerous more injured. There are varying accounts as to what happened and the… Read More »

Tim Howard for President: Why We Love Goalkeepers

Rule Number One of Soccer: You may not use your arms or hands. Unless you’re the goalie. Goalkeepers lead a strange existence in the football world. Their highly specialized position places them somewhat above the law and often removes them from the majority of the action during the game. In fact, you really don’t want your… Read More »