Author Archives: Ian Bruckner

About Ian Bruckner

USMNT and Manchester United supporter. Senior at Duke. Public Policy major. Go Blue Devils!

The Beautiful Game Leads to a Beheading

Late last week, Jeré Longman and Taylor Barnes of The New York Times relate one of the most chilling stories I have ever read in briliant, gory detail. This is a story of violence, poverty, anger and of course, soccer.   In Centro do Meio, a remote, impoverished town in northwestern Brasil, last June, two young men were… Read More »

Fascinating Details from Sir Alex Ferguson’s New Book

Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United manager who stepped down at the end of last season, recently released a autobiography. Befitting a man widely lauded as the best manager of the modern era, the British press has thrust the book’s juicy details into the spotlight. In his own words, Ferguson Ferguson dishes on subjects… Read More »

Vulgar Chants a Problem for MLS Teams

When most fans of the beautiful game hear the term “vulgar chants,” they probably conjure images of English hooligans, racism across Europe or any game the United States Men’s team plays in Mexico. However, according to a recent report in the New York Times, vulgarity is becoming entrenched among fan groups at MLS games and teams… Read More »