Category Archives: soccer

Single-Digit Soccer: Coming soon to a convention near you

I will be speaking about my forthcoming book,┬áSingle-Digit Soccer: Snazzy Subtitle to Come, on Jan. 17 at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia. (Yes, I’m on at the same time as a Laura Harvey presentation, but she’s doing┬áseveral, so yo...

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UFC, MLS, markets and monopolies

UFC fighters may have several legitimate points about how they’re treated. The lawsuit against the UFC will, at best, force a stronger discussion of those issues and maybe even a few changes. But it’s going to be really difficult to &hell...

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MLS, the state of (abridged)

Let’s try to wrap up a tempestuous day in North American soccer … The D.C. Council cast aside its mourning for Marion Barry long enough for a heated discussion and vote on (and, mercifully, in favor of) a D.C. United … Continue rea...

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The final word on the Soccer Culture Wars, more or less

This post is not a reversal of my retirement from the Soccer Culture Wars. I would see it as encouragement to others to join me in retirement. We’ll need to be clear — the Wars include some reasonable debate topics, … Continue read...

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Dear Soccer …

With apologies to Lori Lindsey … It’s not me. It’s you. Don’t look surprised. I really don’t know how you could have thought I was in the mood to endure any more of your cruelty. You remember a couple of … Continu...

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‘Enduring Spirit’ epilogue: Thoughts from Diana Matheson

Here’s proof, once again, that soccer karma doesn’t exist: Through the Spirit office, I asked several players (not all, so don’t go accusing people) a few follow-up questions about the 2014 season, thinking I would publish a short e...

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Why I hate legal writing

I decided to check in on the lawsuit against Eddie Radwanski, Siri Mullinix and many others connected to the Clemson women’s soccer program. Here’s what I found: Original complaint Paragraph 3: Explains that Eddie Radwanski is the women&#...

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Tripping back through soccer-chatting archives

Seems fitting that a new-ish soccer site would launch by paying tribute to the early days of online soccer-gabbing. That’s exactly what Jason Davis, Trevor Hayward and a new site called Backheel did. And they were nice enough to include &hellip...

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