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Unsavory racist incidents plaguing European soccer demand strict response

European soccer has a distasteful history of racism from inappropriate comments by high-profile officials, to public displays by fans, to on-field altercations between players.  Perhaps more glaring than the incidents themselves is how they no longer seem shocking.  A front page featuring prejudiced quotes and incidents of discriminatory behavior seem […]

Spain-England Friendly As Well As Other Matches In Spanish Territory Considered “High Risk”

The ugly shadow of racism and xenophobia are creeping in quickly as the international friendly between Spain and England looms larger.    The Commission Against Violence, Racism, Xenophobia, and Hate in Sport has classified this match to be held in Sevilla as a “high risk”  match. Memories of the 2004 friendly […]

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MLS ’11 Preview: Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Team Name Vancouver Whitecaps FC Stadium and Location Empire Field Coach (with record as MLS coach) Teitur Thordarson (ICE) 2010 LEAGUE RESULTS: 2nd in NASL conference 5th overall. 2010 REVIEW: A strong finish in the conference saw them finish behind the eventual league winners the Carolina Railhawks. Their playoff campaign […]

United Fall Short

A bitter disappointment I must admit for those of us hoping for a deep run from MLS’ lone representative in the competition. United fought valiantly but was eliminated 2-2 on away goals. I can’t help but wonder how ironic it is that this event used the away goal rule which […]

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