Category: Featured Stories

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A Level of Discomfort – US Soccer and the FIFA Scandal

A Level of Discomfort – US Soccer and the FIFA Scandal

By Matt Hawkins -  A shower of dollar bills and twitter exploded. You've probably seen Blatter recoil in slow motion as British comedian Simon Brodki ...
Deportivo Santaní – Exposing Machoism and Sexism in Paraguayan Football

Deportivo Santaní – Exposing Machoism and Sexism in Paraguayan Football

By Ralph Hannah - Timewasting in South American football is rife, and players, like Chilean goalkeeper Roberto Rojas, for example, often resort to ra ...
Club América – Fan Spectacle at the International Champions Cup

Club América – Fan Spectacle at the International Champions Cup

By Manuel Veth - Usually the 67,000 capacity CenturyLink Field is home to both the Major League Soccer (MLS) club Seattle Sounders, and the National ...
Corinthians São Paulo – The Malcom Case

Corinthians São Paulo – The Malcom Case

By Manuel Veth - The young Brazilian striker Malcom remains one of the hottest Brazilian properties in this summer’s transfer window. In April, a mov ...
Boca Juniors – Reforming the People’s Team

Boca Juniors – Reforming the People’s Team

By Manuel Veth - Carlos Tevez’s return to Boca Juniors this summer in many ways was the return of a long lost son to his former home. It was always c ...
Copa América 2015: A Final of Political Intrigue and Historical Merit

Copa América 2015: A Final of Political Intrigue and Historical Merit

By Matt Hawkins - Chile is the most successful also-ran country in South America. The host of the 2015 Copa América has never won the trophy yet sits ...
Canada’s World Cup – Building on Broken Dreams

Canada’s World Cup – Building on Broken Dreams

By Manuel Veth - They carried the hopes and dreams of an entire football nation, but in the end Canada’s women’s national team fell in the face of th ...
Julio Grondona, the Recordings, and FIFA Gate – Making Football’s Narratives

Julio Grondona, the Recordings, and FIFA Gate – Making Football’s Narratives

By Matt Hawkins -  El arbitro comprado. The bought referee is a well-known protagonist in the drama of Argentina's football stadiums. Everyone knows ...
Making Neymar – Branding a Global Superstar

Making Neymar – Branding a Global Superstar

By Manuel Veth - It was in Berlin on June 6 that Neymar won his first Champions League title with Barcelona. Neymar was one of the best players on th ...
Copa América – Students Protest Education Inequality

Copa América – Students Protest Education Inequality

By Luca Hodges-Ramon -  On Thursday night at the Estadio Nacional De Chile, an exuberant Chilean crowd celebrated after goals from Arturo Vidal and E ...
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