Monthly Archives: July 2012

The New York Cosmos, The Cosmos Copa and Building New Communities

When people come to a new home they will all do the same thing: try to find aspects of home which they can incorporate into their new lives. This is true with sport, and very true with soccer. The New … Continue reading

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When a Writer Tries to Write His Own Story

The absolute biggest challenge I am facing as a writer trying to execute a big plan, like going to another continent and covering their sports, is getting the right people to listen. And, falling short on that, getting lots of … Continue reading

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Review: More Than Just a Game: Soccer v. Apartheid

I am going to review some excellent soccer books in these pages. If you only read one of my suggestions make More Than Just a Game: Soccer vs. Apartheid: The Most Important Soccer Story Ever Told it. There is no … Continue reading

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From Across the Seas to NYC: The Cosmos Copa

Every four years the world’s greatest footballing nations compete for the right to say who is the Greatest at the World Cup. It is a spectacle of the highest proportions involving more money, ticket sales and prestige than any other … Continue reading

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Grassroot Soccer: From the Rocky Mountains, to Table Mountain

Charitable soccer organizations start in all kinds of ways and for every kind of reason. In all my research Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is the only organization to start after the founder won a million dollars in a TV reality show. … Continue reading

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Much, Much More Important Than Life and Death

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.” Bill Shankly, the manager who made Liverpool FC the powerhouse … Continue reading

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