Author Archives: Beau Dure

English soccer: Everybody’s got problems

One of the joys of visiting England and taking in the soccer scene is that you realize how wonderful it is — and how different it is from the conventional wisdom of those who think the version in the USA … Continue reading →...

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Monday Myriad, April 21: Meb’s marathon

This year’s Boston Marathon was full of inspirational stories. We knew that. We didn’t know one of them would be the first American man to win since 1983. Meb Keflezighi wasn’t born in the USA, but through a long and … Contin...

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Washington Spirit vs. FC Kansas City: Goal rush

What’s changed for the Washington Spirit this season? It’s pretty simple. Goals. Never before had the Spirit scored three goals in a half. Only once last season did they have three or more in a game. Tonight, they had three … Conti...

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Prep for NWSL season 2 with NWSL season 1

With the second NWSL season starting this weekend, it’s time for a reminder about the book I wrote on the first season of the Washington Spirt. Enduring Spirit: Restoring Professional Women’s Soccer to Washington tells the story of a tea...

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Monday Myriad, April 7: Pentathlon power

We’re in a lull between winter and summer sports, which means this is a good time to tell you there will be no Monday Myriad next week. It’s also a good time to remind you that Margaux Isaksen is really … Continue reading →...

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Tom Sermanni and women’s soccer evolution

The U.S. women’s national soccer team changes like the continents — very slowly, with sudden earthquakes. We had one of those earthquakes last night, when coach Tom Sermanni was fired just a couple of hours after leading the USA to &helli...

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Random belated Spirit things

Various items from the Spirit’s win over Virginia and their Friday media day that aren’t outdated yet: Diana Matheson on the Spirit’s experience upgrade in the offseason Mark and Bill were so busy over the offseason, and they did an...

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Monday Myriad, March 31: Figure this

We’re in that lull with winter sports wrapping up and not many summer sports in full swing yet. Good news for those of us who want to follow our teams in college basketball … oh … hey, cricket’s on! Best … Continue read...

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