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Article Review: Andrew Ross’ Neoliberal Critique of David Beckham and Major League Soccer

Ross, Andrew. “The Ballad of Becks and Posh.” American Quarterly 59, no. 4 (2007): 1215-223. http://www.jstor.org/stable/40068486. Marking the arrival English superstar David Beckham [...]

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Networking Lions: What Clubs Have Helped to Build the Orlando City Roster: End of Season Update

As the Major League Soccer season comes crashing to an ignoble end for Orlando City, now seems as good a time as any to update the map of clubs that have trained Orlando City’s players, [...]

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Networking Lions: Conclusions

Thanks for checking out the last two days worth of blog posts, and I do honestly hope you enjoyed them on some level. Even if your overall conclusions might only be summarized by words like [...]

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Networking Lions: Mapping The Clubs Who Have Trained Orlando City Part Two

Yesterday we had a look at the view from 10,000 feet. The heat map showed us regional trends and overall impressions of where Orlando City’s players have played and trained before making [...]

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Article Review: Arsenal, Africa, and Modern Football

  Every team seems to have a “global marketing strategy” these days. From pre-season world tours, to affiliated clubs, to multi-billion-dollar television rights the game has [...]

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Article Review: Artificial Turf and Home Field Advantage

It seems artificial turf is as controversial as it is prolific these days in American soccer and other sports. When I came across this article on the use of artificial surfaces in England I had [...]