Article Review: Soccer and Sport in a Company Town

Pesavento, Wilma J., and Lisa C. Raymond. “Men Must Play; Men Will Play:’ Occupations of Pullman Athletes, 1880 to 1900.” Journal of Sport History 12, no. 3 (1985): 233-51. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Article Review: Russian Soccer and Social Identity

Diving into the academic archive to find the most interesting research on soccer so you don’t have to! Or maybe to inspire you to! Either way, this is Soccer Scholar, a review of the best [...]