Tag Archives: England

Review: Among the Thugs

Reviewed on Goodreads.com What it lacks for in real application of the scientific method, Among the Thugs more than makes up for in raw exposure. This is not just an expose on football hooliganism in England; it’s a full-fledged, first-hand … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 4: Global Tradition, American Appeal

The debate between the so-dubiously-called “Euro-snobs” and the more “nationalistic” American soccer fans has created a clash of philosophies about the sport. Should we become more like Europe and adopt the Old World system of the game completely, or should … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 3: Market Saturation

The diversity our league faces when it comes to logistics (vast geographical distances; an array of mentalities and cultures; varying weather and climes) are enough to doom it from the very beginning. But, provided you have managed to overcome these … Continue reading

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Formatting MLS, Part 2: Logistics

To kick things off (pun not intended), I think we first need to look at the tangible; the physical world. Material challenges pose one of the biggest obstacles that American sports, especially soccer, need to navigate around. So let us … Continue reading

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Replacing War

In 1969, Honduras and El Salvador fought a pretty gruesome war over immigration. Usually referred to as The Football War, this conflict came to a head during qualifying for the 1970 World Cup where both nations faced off in an … Continue reading

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