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The Controversy of South Korea: 2002 World Cup

If one were to take a look at the results of the 2002 World Cup, one might applaud the South Korean underdogs of the tournaments for rising up to the occasion and advancing over heavy favorites. In reality, it’s one of the most controversial tournaments in the history of the World Cup. The controversy started… Read More »

Soccer and Shell Companies: On Messi, Ronaldo and Tax Evasion

Lionel Messi will forever be remembered as one of the world’s greatest soccer players to grace this planet. He has been cited as 2018’s highest-paid footballer, earning $111 million. $84 million of that was from salary and winnings, and the other $27 million came from his various endorsements. To put that in perspective, FC Barcelona… Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the MLS

Since Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from the Sweden national team, he has been earning awards in the MLS. While he is a superstar past his prime, he has done a lot of magical things for the LA Galaxy. With his premier season in the MLS, he was named the MLS Newcomer of the Year after scoring… Read More »

PFA Team of the Year

As is often the case with teams of the year, the best team in the league will dominate. This year, both Liverpool and Manchester City dominated the PFA Team of the Year, an honor voted on by the Profession Footballers’ Association, a soccer trade union. These two teams combined to take 10 of the 11… Read More »

Album del mundial

Desde el mundial en Alemania en el 2006 he intentado llenar el álbum del mundial. El álbum, creado e impreso por Panini, tiene fotos de los jugadores organizados por equipo. Incluye estadísticas y datos importantes de los diferentes participantes e imagines relevantes como el escudo del equipo y la bandera del país. Como crecí en… Read More »

Who Wants the Final Champions League Spot(s)

Depending on your team of choice, the 2018/19 English Premier League season has been a blend of frustration, exhilaration, or heartache. There has been a two-way horse race for the title for essentially the entire season between Liverpool and Manchester City, as they’ve traded places on a weekly basis. Liverpool is seriously challenge for the… Read More »

Street Football World

La organización Street Football World fue fundada por Jürgen Griesbeck, un estudiante de doctorado que vivía en Medellín durante el mundial del 1994. El asesinato de Andrés Escobar y el peligro en el país en esa época lo inspiraron a empezar a investigar sobre la violencia que ocurría en Colombia. En la clase de Soccer… Read More »

A Collection of Commercials

Advertising has always played a big role in the financial aspect of football, read: The Money, and we constantly see brand names: either lining historic, sacred stadium walls or plastered on the front of our beloved teams’ jerseys. Generally, the branding and marketing arms of football are looked at through a pessimistic lens. However, there… Read More »

The Current State of the US Men’s National Team

Team USA’s defeat against Trinidad and Tobago and resulting failure to qualify for the world cup has sparked a debate about the current state of US soccer and the infrastructure in place.  It marked the first time in 30 years that the US did not make the cut and came at a time when there… Read More »