Category Archives: United States

The Case for the MLS

Soccer in America has long struggled to build a dedicated fanbase. For decades, American sports has been dominated by the “Big Four” professional sports leagues: the National Football League, National Hockey League, National Basketball association and Major League Baseball. Unlike in most other countries, America’s athletically gifted youth often grow up playing with a basketball… Read More »

Deshorn Brown is my guy.

People talk about their favorite players all the time. “Oh sure, Messi, he’s my guy, love him.” “Yeah, I like Ronaldo. I know. Sorry.” “Zlatan’s my favorite. The man’s crazy.” Sure that’s all great. Whatever. My favorite player? Well, that’s Deshorn Brown. He’s my guy. This is Deshorn Brown, incase you didn’t know who he… Read More »

“New” U.S. Soccer President

With the U.S. Men’s National Team’s failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati decided not to run for reelection. His decision to step down left the door open for change…or so Americans thought. This past Saturday at the 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in Orlando, Florida, U.S Soccer… 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 »

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 »