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  • The USWNT won the World Cup – With Considerable Style

    With their 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final, the United States Women’s National Team took home the country’s fourth ever World Cup. Whilst the American men showed the still gaping gulf of talent separating them from the elite footballing nations like France and Spain, Jill Ellis’ squad dispatched of 7 opponents throughout the…

  • Megan Rapinoe’s perennial defiance of flawed societal norms can inspire the next generation

    As the Star-Spangled Banner bellowed out at Stade de Lyon, the cameras panned across the faces of the United States Women’s National Team as they geared up to take on the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final. The players roared out their country’s anthem, beaming with pride and anticipation, but at the end of…

  • The Genie or the Lamp?

    Be careful what you wish for at Chelsea. Wishes come true here, but dreams are harder. Storm-clouds of uncertainty circle Stamford Bridge in an almost witch’s familiar- a spell cast upon Chelsea by Roman Abramovich when Chelsea managers are involved. The Genie of Stamford Bridge, who in 2003 granted Chelsea every wish they dreamt of.…

  • Football and Learning in Toulon

    Over the first two weeks of June, I had the unique privilege of covering the Toulon Tournament, one of the most prestigious youth tournaments in football.   What brought me to this opportunity was somewhat fortuitous—and also a bit of Déjà vu. A few months ago, on a random college night, my mind went searching…

  • Manchester United’s Sickness: A Medical Diagnosis

    As the curtain falls on the 2018/19 Premier League season, followers of Manchester United will be very much glad to see the back of it. Their campaign has ended in utter misery with a 2-0 loss to the already relegated Cardiff. Ironically, the current United manager and ex-bluebird manager (who was in charge when the…

  • Antoine Griezmann: A 24/7 Telenovela

    Antoine Griezmann is undoubtedly one of the best football players in the world right now. He’s taken Atlético Madrid to new heights globally, leaving as the fifth highest goal scorer in the club’s history after only five seasons. He’s been on two Ballon D’Or podiums and he’s been involved in nearly half of the team’s…

  • Why Calcio Fans Still Love Boring Serie A

    Football fans are enjoying how Borussia Dortmund are standing toe to toe with Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga this season, the world marveled at how Monaco triumphed with Ligue 1 in 2016–17 and the Premier League and La Liga are always filled with Helter Skelter entertainment. Yet as Juventus are continuing their dominance over the…

  • More women need to say no like Caster Semenya and Ada Hergenberg

    On Wednesday, the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne ruled in favour of the International Association of Athletics Federation choice of banning athletes like Caster Semenya with elevated levels of testosterone, unless they took suppressants to reduce their natural levels.   The ramifications of such a decree were shocking, and yet, when asked if…

  • Racism, immigration, and Brexit’s impact on the Premier League

    Since its formation in 1992, the English Premier League has become a massive global brand and the richest national league on the planet. Thanks to regular injections of television money, it has marketed itself as a home for world-class talent and a champion of diversity and cosmopolitan values. The league, like the national squad, has…

  • Why are British Asians under-represented in football?

    The underrepresentation of British Asians remains one of football’s most unfortunate stats. It is a national crisis that has been festering for decades. Yet even with the recent attention towards the overt bigotry that continues to mar our sport, we have neglected our duties to address it. Despite this desperate attempt to sweep all evidence…