Tag Archives: United States

Coach K, Jay Heaps and an Improbable Relationship

He paces along the sidelines, arms crossed. Sometimes, he sits, hand on chin. Nevertheless, his expression remains stern, almost intimidating to the participants and referees alike. He closely observes the contest in its entirety, never once shifting his attention away from the action before his eyes. Such mannerisms may be aptly ascribed to Mike Krzyzewski,… Read More »

Bigger In Texas

Between #IBELIEVE trending across social media and poolside watch parties in full swing, soccer spirit was infectious and nearly unavoidable this past summer in the United States. Reverberations of this fever continue to draw attention to and interest in the future of American soccer. Certainly in Texas. The most recent edition to Texas’ collection of large, expensive… Read More »

Hope Solo and False Analogies

There was a great deal of coverage of domestic violence and sports in 2014. American football held most of the spotlight, with the likes of Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, Jonathan Dwyer, Adrian Peterson and Ray McDonald earning suspensions. The public has begun to question the sport’s violent implications. While the discourse has focused on American football, one of… Read More »