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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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A Wage Cap In The Premier League?

For many years now a wage cap has been hailed as something that could rejuvenate football. But could a regimented wage structure really be something that would work and how would it change the Premier League? Obviously for a wage cap to work it would have to be something that […]

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CONCACAF Cup: Mexico’s defense looks surprisingly settled ahead of USA playoff

There’s a sense of creeping dread familiar to Mexican soccer fans, that sinking feeling that occurs when the opposition progresses past the midfield and is driving at the back line: “Oh no. We can’t stop them.” Mexico has a long history of great goalkeepers and defensive midfielders. Defenders? El Tri hasn’t […]