Author Archives: Julia C

The USWNT and Female Empowerment

In reading both The Country of Football: Soccer and the Making of Modern Brazil and Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football, it is clear that the culture of a region is one of the factors that can impact a team’s style of soccer.  Kittleson discusses and draws connections between the Brazilian Carnaval culture… Read More »

Dan Borislow and magicJack, a century earlier

In the opening chapters of Gail J Newsham’s In a League of Their Own!, I found it mildly intriguing that Alfred Frankland so easily convinced some exceptional players to join the Dick, Kerr Ladies team and hired them at the factory.  It crossed my mind that something seemed vaguely similar to the almost effortless compilation… Read More »