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SUD | The English Premier League Has Fallen From Its Former Glory

SUD | The English Premier League Has Fallen From Its Former Glory

For years, fans of the English Premier League have taken pride in the competitiveness of the league and scoffed at the lack of parity in the other top European leagues. However, the past few seasons have seen the glory of the Premier League slip away to the point where it[Read More…]

by September 20, 2019 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
MAGGIE FOUBERG/THE HOYA | Freshman midfielder Julia Leas escapes the defense to fire a shot on net

WOMEN’S SOCCER | Hoyas Fall on Road at UVA, Bounce Back With Win at Lafayette

The No. 15 Georgetown women’s soccer squad had two contests last week, one at No. 5 University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and another at home against Lafayette. The Hoyas fell to Virginia’s talented squad but bounced back with a dominant win over the Lafayette Leopards. The Hoyas began the[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
FREE KICK | Neymar Overvalued in the Transfer Drama of the Past Year

FREE KICK | Neymar Overvalued in the Transfer Drama of the Past Year

After months of speculation about being involved in a transfer, the highly anticipated return of Neymar to his former club Futbol Club Barcelona officially stalled Sept. 1. Despite making his intentions to leave his club clear to the world, the world’s most expensive player will remain at Paris Saint-Germain —[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top

SUD | UEFA Is Getting Far More Attention Than Necessary

The Union of European Football Associations Champions League is the unquestioned pinnacle of each club soccer season, and for good reason: not only is it the only competition that combines all of the top European teams from across leagues, but it also has the most volatility and unpredictability, leaving its[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | Senior Forward Paula Germino-Watnick prepares to pass upfield against Bucknell, a game in which she also scored.

WOMEN’S SOCCER | Hoyas’ Strong Start Leads To 2-0 Victory Over Bucknell

The No. 15 Georgetown women’s soccer team returned to their winning ways Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Bucknell on Shaw Field. Despite a loss and a tie in the team’s previous two contests, the Hoyas (2-1-1) got off to a hot start against Bucknell(1-3) . Senior forward Paula Germino-Watnick[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
KIRK ZIESER/THE HOYA | Junior forward Jack Beer dribbles past a Syracuse defender during the Hoyas' 3-1 victory.

MEN’S SOCCER | Hoyas’ Powerful Offense Leads To Two Solid Victories

The Georgetown men’s soccer team got off to a strong start with a 3-1 victory over rival Syracuse in the season opener Aug. 30, followed by a 3-0 win over Temple on Sept. 2. The Syracuse game got off to a slow start, without a single goal before halftime. The[Read More…]

by September 6, 2019 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
HAMPERS | FIFA Motivated by Revenue in 2022 World Cup Controversy

HAMPERS | FIFA Motivated by Revenue in 2022 World Cup Controversy

When FIFA announced that the World Cup, an athletic event with a level of global importance and requisite infrastructure second only to the Olympic games, would be hosted in Qatar in 2022, a wave of confusion ensued. At first, most could not understand the selection based on soccer logistics. There[Read More…]

by March 20, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
GUHOYAS | Leah McCullough (COL '18, GRD '20) led the women's varsity soccer team as captain during a historic run to the national College Cup semifinals.

Varsity Captains Navigate Team Challenges

For Leah McCullough (COL ’18, GRD ’20),  leading the Georgetown women’s varsity soccer team during a historic winning streak was all about maintaining the right attitude. “When we did get on that streak, it was important to make sure we took every game seriously,” McCullough said. “We had a target[Read More…]

by March 14, 2019 0 comments Features, Sports
HAMPERS | Higuaín Signing Reinvigorates Chelsea Hopes

HAMPERS | Higuaín Signing Reinvigorates Chelsea Hopes

Gonzalo Higuaín’s reputation in the world of soccer could hardly be more mixed. The enigmatic Argentine striker is famous for his misses on large stages, including a golden chance in front of the goalkeeper at the 2014 World Cup Final that could have brought the most prestigious soccer trophy back[Read More…]

by February 5, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
GILLIGAN | Chelsea’s Kanté Changing How Soccer Is Played

GILLIGAN | Chelsea’s Kanté Changing How Soccer Is Played

During the 2015 to 2016 season of the English Premier League, the unthinkable occurred. Leicester City won the championship — quite literally — against all odds. At the beginning of the season, their chances of winning were listed at 5000 to one. Leicester owes its success to one player who remodeled a[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top