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Africa Cup of Nations Opening Match: The Man with the Loudest Horn sits Alone

There is no great insight about the sport of soccer to be gained here. My seat for the opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations in Johannesburg was in the 5th row. Close enough to hear and feel the … Continue reading

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Will the Return of Soccer Help Heal Cairo?

I stepped onto an airplane at JFK International Airport on January 1 2013, leaving behind a whole city hungover and drinking mimosas with just enough orange juice to make them feel ok about their decision to drink more booze. It … Continue reading

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The True Trip to South Africa Begins Soon

I’m taking a moment from the 2 full time jobs I’m working to let you all in on my plans and future movements toward Africa and the soccer organizations I will work with there. I have booked my flight to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘White Saviour Industrial Complex’ From a Born White Male

The thinking behind the ‘White Saviour Industrial Complex’ (WSIC) has been one long on my mind since before I first read Teju Cole’s thoughts on, and naming of, the idea. There have been many times where I have thought to … Continue reading

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Charity, Aid, and Development in Africa: What the Words Mean to Me

The most frequent question I get from journalists and other soccer blog writers who are looking to dig that extra step deeper goes something like this: “How do you feel it is possible for soccer to provide aid in Africa?” … Continue reading

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The Family Values Tournament Benefiting Uganda Soccer

When I arrive at The Family Values soccer tournament in Vancouver Canada on August 12 it is a warm day, but a warm West Coast day so it is not overbearing, and the soccer is well underway. The tournament itself … Continue reading

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NYC Senegal: Coming Together Across The Ocean

While around the New York Cosmos Copa tournament I spent the majority of my time huddled around NYC Senegal. This team represented a proud tradition of Senegalese soccer that began back home, and continues in New York. With the majority … Continue reading

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