Author Archives: Beau Dure

U.S. women’s soccer team: What we know, what we don’t

The U.S. women’s soccer CBA is, quite literally, a Big Deal. And yet we really know so little about it. We know which players will be allocated in the NWSL, with the only slight surprise being Jaelene Hinkle’s omission. We … Contin...

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Washington Spirit vs. Duke: Panic at the Plex?

The Washington Spirit returned to the Maryland SoccerPlex’s stadium field on Saturday without Crystal Dunn, Ali Krieger, Diana Matheson, Megan Oyster, Christine Nairn and Estefania Banini. We didn’t even see Boyd, the SoccerPlex dog. And ...

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Youth soccer survey: Happy with your area’s leagues?

Parents, coaches, technical directors, administrators, whoever … please let me know what you think. I’ll likely do a story on the results. Create your own user feedback survey...

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Is MLS liable for a player’s foul temper and concussion treatment?

A lawsuit filed by former D.C. United goalkeeper Charlie Horton raises a few interesting questions … and some that seem a little less interesting. (Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer.) Like many legal documents, this suit has a few aspects that...

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USA Hockey vs. U.S. Soccer: Quick comparison

With the U.S. women’s hockey team (and possibly the men’s team as well) on the verge of striking through the World Championships, this seems like a good time to compare USA Hockey to U.S. Soccer. Which … isn’t easy. You &helli...

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The NFL vs. Colin Kaepernick: Whose bubble will burst first?

About 12 years ago, I was in a newsroom watching the NFL with an editor who had little use for progressive talk and considered many of his fellow journalists politically correct weasels. But he was more Libertarian than “conservative,” an...

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News for soccer and Oly fans (including NWSL) trying to cut the cord

Earlier this month, the A+E networks — including new NWSL home Lifetime — joined the beta test for Hulu’s live TV service. The big news today is the addition of NBC cable networks, though not NBC itself. The stories don’t &hel...

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Number Crunching And Ascertaining Tournament: Breaking down the bracket

I’ve been trying to learn data science, and inspired by a contest at Kaggle that is waaaay beyond my level of understanding, I’m doing some number-crunching to do a bracket. Here’s what I did — you can see the full … Co...

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