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Tag Archives: soccernomics

How Popular Is The World Cup?

Posted on by Jesse Chula
Netherlands' midfielder Wesley Sneijder

As the 2010 World Cup approaches like a runaway train down a slick international track, a mob of detractors and naysayers are queuing up a mile long to have their say against the legitimacy of soccer in the USA and … Continue reading

7 Things to Fill Your Soccer Void Until the World Cup

Posted on by Jake Islas

The Premier League season has ended, FA Cup Final is over, Europa League has a champion, the other big leagues of Europe have also finished. With just the Champions League final left, there is an unpleasant empty feeling that comes … Continue reading

8 Rules of World Cup 'Fight Club'

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Living in the States, I’ve experienced six World Cups here. And each of them has been a battle. In each instance, there have been soccer naysayers who dismiss the relevance of the tournament. They make cheap jokes about the sport. … Continue reading

Soccer By the Numbers: Soccernomics Book Review

Posted on by Eric Altshule

Over the past decade or so, there has been an odd trend of political and financial analysts, economists and behaviorists writing books analyzing sports.  Some of these books have shifted the paradigm in those sports like Michael Lewis’ baseball analysis … Continue reading