Category Archives: Soccer Politics

Euro 2016, ISIS, and France

On March 29th, 2016, France played Russia in the first football match to take place in the Stade de France since the terrorist attacks on November 13th. Before the game, the media coverage centered as much on the increased security presence as on the game itself. Commentators wondered: would fans feel safe returning to the… Read More »

Yugoslavia’s ‘What If’ Moment Lives On

In 1992, the Yugoslav national team finished first in their qualifying group for EURO92 and was one of the favorites to win the tournament.  Many were left in shock when a tearful Ivica Osim (Yugoslavia’s manager) resigned from his post during a press conference in Belgrade.  As the country descended into war and chaos, the… Read More »

Una promoción, por cortesía de Donald Trump

Cuando yo estudiaba en Buenos Aires el año pasado, le pedía a mi familia de acogida muchas preguntas sobre la selección argentina.  Y ellos me preguntaban mucho sobre Donald Trump.  Como estudiante de la ciencia política, ellos me esperaban que pudiera contestar sus preguntas sobre esta situación ridícula que está pasando en la política de los Estados… Read More »


  By Anthony Chammah “Defiance”   The National Socialist German Workers’ Party, more famously known as the Nazi Party, was in power from 1933 through 1945. The Nazi Party was founded in 1919 upon values of Ultra-Nationalism and anti-Semitism. This political group first rallied together in protest of the Treaty of Versailles, signed on June… Read More »

The Fight for Equal Pay, More Important Now than Ever Before

On March 30th, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and Hope Solo, filed a federal complaint by means of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accusing U.S. Soccer of wage discrimination. As a result of the collective bargaining agreement long ago negotiated between members of the U.S. women’s national team and U.S. Soccer, they… Read More »

El efecto de la Musica en los Partidos Internacionales

Como sabemos, el fútbol es un espectáculo internacional. Dos equipos de dos países completamente diferentes comparten una cosa en común: la pasión por el fútbol. Esta pasión trae los equipos juntos para la competencia, donde los países luchan por el orgullo. En muchos casos existe una historia entre las dos naciones. Esta historia podría estar en el campo de fútbol… Read More »

Quand les Bons Gens Se Comportent Mal : L’Histoire d’Abby Wambach

Abby Wambach est « l’enfant chérie » et « la femme d’affiche » pour des athlètes féminins et le football américain de femme. Non seulement elle mène l’équipe les USA à la victoire à la Coupe du monde de femme, elle a aussi gagné la récompense pour le Joueur Mondial FIFA de l’Année en 2012 et a aidé le… Read More »

What If? An Exploration of Kobe Bryant’s Soccer Roots

    Despite a lackluster 17-65 farewell season with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe Bryant capped off a stunning NBA career with authority on Wednesday April 14th. In front of a sold-out Staple Center crowd against the Utah Jazz, the Black Mamba ended the 1,346th and final game of his 20 year career (1) with 60 points… Read More »

Le football Américain

Pour commencer, je dois déclarer mon nouvel intérêt au football américain, que les américains appellent « soccer ». Je ne suis alors pas un expert du « soccer » américain ; je ne suis non plus un expert du « soccer » en général, je ne suis qu’un fan passionné du sport. La création de la MLS en 1993 était un bon… Read More »