Tag Archives: Soccer

The Joy of Playing Soccer With Strangers

The Joy of Playing Soccer With Strangers

The Joy of Playing Soccer With Strangers The Joy of Playing Soccer With Strangers By 14, my soccer career was taking off. I joined the provincial team for Ontario, a pipeline for the Canadian national team, and was scouted to play internationally for Trinidad and Tobago months before it hosted a youth World Cup. Playing on that team took me …

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Soccer Samples Streetwear and Likes the Fit

Soccer Samples Streetwear and Likes the Fit

Soccer Samples Streetwear and Likes the Fit Soccer Samples Streetwear and Likes the Fit The lights at the Allianz Stadium cut out, and the music swelled. In the darkness, a small patch in the middle of the field seemed to glow. The center circle started to pulse and ripple. And then the grass itself appeared to get pulled away, as …

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U.S. Men Fail to Qualify for Olympic Soccer Tournament

U.S. Men Fail to Qualify for Olympic Soccer Tournament

U.S. Men Fail to Qualify for Olympic Soccer Tournament U.S. Men Fail to Qualify for Olympic Soccer Tournament The United States failed in its latest bid to qualify for the Olympic men’s soccer tournament on Sunday, falling to Honduras, 2-1, in a regional qualifying tournament in Mexico. A goalkeeping blunder proved to be the difference this time, but the feeling …

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Cuban Soccer Is Stocking Up on Overseas Players. Why?

Cuban Soccer Is Stocking Up on Overseas Players. Why?

Cuban Soccer Is Stocking Up on Overseas Players. Why? Cuban Soccer Is Stocking Up on Overseas Players. Why? When its campaign to qualify for the 2022 World Cup begins this week, Cuba will use an approach it has not tried in years: fielding many of its best eligible players. For years, only Cuban players who had contracts with INDER, the …

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Arrests Shake Up a Soccer Scene in Serbia Ruled by Gangsters and ‘Gravediggers’

Arrests Shake Up a Soccer Scene in Serbia Ruled by Gangsters and ‘Gravediggers’

Arrests Shake Up a Soccer Scene in Serbia Ruled by Gangsters and ‘Gravediggers’ Arrests Shake Up a Soccer Scene in Serbia Ruled by Gangsters and ‘Gravediggers’ BELGRADE — Shortly after arresting a man suspected of leading a criminal gang last month in connection with a series of killings involving beheadings and torture, Serbian police officers raided what they believe was …

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Is There a Way Back for a Forgotten Soccer Star?

Is There a Way Back for a Forgotten Soccer Star?

Is There a Way Back for a Forgotten Soccer Star? Is There a Way Back for a Forgotten Soccer Star? Barcelona lost at home. So did Sevilla. Technically, the same thing happened to Atlético Madrid, although home, in this case, looked an awful lot like Bucharest. It was not until Wednesday night — the last chance to avoid an unwanted …

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Soccer Isn’t Blameless in Its Culture of Abuse

Soccer Isn’t Blameless in Its Culture of Abuse

Soccer Isn’t Blameless in Its Culture of Abuse Soccer Isn’t Blameless in Its Culture of Abuse This time, it was Yan Dhanda. A few days ago, it was Axel Tuanzebe and Anthony Martial. Before that, it had been Alex Jankewitz and Romaine Sawyers. It happened to Lauren James, and to her brother, Reece, too. So pernicious, so constant is soccer’s …

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Europe Mines an Emerging Market for Soccer Talent: the U.S.

Europe Mines an Emerging Market for Soccer Talent: the U.S.

Europe Mines an Emerging Market for Soccer Talent: the U.S. Europe Mines an Emerging Market for Soccer Talent: the U.S. Over the last few months, André Zanotta has taken calls from teams in France, Belgium and Germany. Little in the transfer market eludes the gimlet eye of Sevilla, so the Spanish side was in touch, too. And then there were …

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European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience

European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience

European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience European Soccer Learns a New Virtue: Patience Why have so few managers been fired this year? Pandemic economics play a role, but there are bigger forces at work, too. Source link

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French Soccer Faces Financial Crisis After MediaPro Pulls Plug

French Soccer Faces Financial Crisis After MediaPro Pulls Plug

French Soccer Faces Financial Crisis After MediaPro Pulls Plug French Soccer Faces Financial Crisis After MediaPro Pulls Plug The record-setting television deal was, in hindsight, far too good to be true. The billion euros the upstart media company had promised to pay to televise French soccer matches each year represented an increase of 60 percent on the league’s previous television …

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