Post Tagged with: "world cup"

World Cup Expansion Has Merits

With the possible exception of the Olympics, the World Cup is the most culturally significant sporting event on the planet. It has inspired troubled nations, and it even halted a civil war, in the case of the Ivory Coast. The tournament’s combination of infrequency, worldwide appeal and top-level athletic quality[Read More…]

by November 5, 2013 0 comments Sports

National Allegiances Now an Open Market

For many Americans, the concept of nationalism is still quite foreign. Many people do not seem to understand that citizens of countries other than the United States actually believe that their country is the greatest on Earth. Of course, “greatness” is a subjective term, which is what makes one’s inherent[Read More…]

by September 18, 2012 0 comments Sports

U.S.Team Needs to Show Progress

How much is too much patience for the U.S. men’s national team? Following a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Ecuador, the hope of Jurgen Klinsmann stepping in as the leader and de facto savior of soccer in America seems very bleak. Even calling this bleak is intensely optimistic at[Read More…]

by October 21, 2011 0 comments Sports

World Cup Boost for SFS-Qatar

Hearts of soccer fans across the United States broke Thursday morning when FIFA announced that Qatar had beat out a strong United States bid to host the 2022 World Cup. Despite a plan that had been reviewed by FIFA as low-risk in 13 of 15 potential problem areas, an achievement[Read More…]

by December 3, 2010 0 comments Campus News, News

Greatest of Our Time

Every talented, promising young player dubbed the next Maradona, Pele or Zico when young, but only a few come close. As the Gemini duo, it is our job to debunk the impostors and discuss the true contenders for the greatest soccer player of our generation. Ronaldo Luís Nazario de Lima,[Read More…]

by September 28, 2010 0 comments Sports

Joga Bonito: The Beautiful Game Needs a Makeover

You can have the top stars to bring the attention. You can have the best stadium. You can have the best facilities. You can have the most beautiful project in terms of marketing and all this kind of thing. But if you don’t win … All the work these people[Read More…]

by September 17, 2010 0 comments Sports