Category Archives: Media

La Injusticia del Trofeo Zamora

Todos los años, el Trofeo Zamora, el premio al “mejor” portero del año de la Liga Santander, es otorgado por el diario deportivo Marca al portero que menos goles ha recibido (siempre y cuando haya jugado más de 28 partidos con 60 minutos jugados en cada uno). ¿Pero, acaso es justo este indicador para decidir… Read More »

Understanding the need for more defense-minded fans

While phrases such as ‘defense wins championships’ are constantly thrown around sports, many spectators would much prefer to attend a high-scoring battle than a neck and neck 0-0 affair. Strong defense, unfortunately, often goes unappreciated. Games such as Duke men’s basketball’s 52-50 low-scoring battle with Virginia Saturday get classified by the teams’ ‘sloppy offense’ and… Read More »

The Question of Illegal Soccer Streams

If you’re like most soccer fans without access to cable and no other way to watch your favorite club every week, chances are you’ve used online streaming sites. As someone who has had access to English Premier League games almost exclusively through these sites, I have been impressed by the quality and quantity of the… Read More »

Sterling’s Call for Action

Many fans use football as an escape from their everyday struggles. They clear their minds with pure spectacle, find awe in players’ varying levels of mastery and develop comfort in club comradery and allegiance. For fans, football is a means to achieve relaxation, joy, solace and excitement. But for many non-white players, football is often… Read More »

Soccer Robots: Imperfect Men

Perhaps a byproduct of playing FIFA , highlight reels, constant social media clips and the focus on amazing goals and plays in soccer, many have come to expect constant greatness, perfection out of soccer. We see Messi touch the ball, Ronaldo take a free kick and our stomachs tighten, waiting for the inevitable goal. Something… Read More »

Pia Sundhage – Sweden’s next men’s football coach?

As I’ve been reading through multiple articles surrounding the build-up to the 2015 Women’s World Cup for the Swedish team, one name has consistently come up: Pia Sundhage. The former coach of the US women’s national team, and now the current coach of the Swedish women’s national team, is revered by both players and fans.… Read More »