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Making the Jump: American stars, European clubs

U.S. men's national team star Christian Pulisic (10) keeps his on the eye ball during a match at Exploria Stadium in 2018.
October 8, 2020

When the final whistle sounded and the small crowd at Trinidad and Tobago’s home stadium celebrated rapturously, the U.S. Men’s National team limped off the field in dumbfounded disgrace. Their dreams,...

Deacon Spotlight: Dominic Peters

Deacon Spotlight: Dominic Peters
October 1, 2020

Dominic Peters is a senior and a goalkeeper on the Men’s Soccer Team. Peters is graduating in December, with a major in philosophy and minors in politics & international affairs and religion. On-campus,...

Former Deac, Jack Harrison, scores in EPL

Former Deac, Jack Harrison, scores in EPL
September 17, 2020

It’s Aug. 30, 2015, and Jack Harrison weaves through Florida International University defenders before powering a low shot past a helpless keeper, sealing a comeback win for the Demon Deacons. Five years...

Soccer: Men’s, Women’s teams look strong so far

Soccer: Men's, Women's  teams look strong so far
September 17, 2020

Under the floodlights of Spry stadium, uncharacteristically quiet with fans relegated to the narrow sidewalk between the usually packed grassy-hill and Polo Road, the 2020-2021 Wake Forest soccer seasons...

Liverpool looks to continue recent dominance

Liverpool looks to continue recent dominance
September 10, 2020

After 30 years of close calls, painful decline and missed opportunities since their last first-division title, Liverpool won the Premier League in 2020. It was the first time the club has done so since...

Messi chooses to stay at home with Barcelona

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi greets the fans after he left the game during the second half against Real Madrid in an International Champions Cup match on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Barcelona won, 3-2. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)
September 10, 2020

Just days after shocking the world with his public declaration announcing his intention to depart from Barcelona after 20-years, Lionel Messi has reported that he will be staying with the only club he’s...

Messi and Barcelona likely to part ways

Messi and Barcelona likely to part ways
September 3, 2020

Since putting pen to paper napkin in a Barcelona café at just 12 years old, Lionel Messi’s meteoric rise has grabbed headlines and trophies for the Catalonian giants. A one-club-man, Messi’s two decades...

Men’s Soccer: Zarris prepares for return to field

Men's Soccer: Zarris prepares for return to field
August 27, 2020

It was the last game of the regular season when Aristotle Zarris’ life changed in an instant. Minutes earlier, Zarris was wheeling away from the Louisville net, celebrating his goal that put the Deacs...

Tale of Two Billionaires: Sale of Newcastle United to Saudi Arabia Ignites Debate Over Sportswashing

Tale of Two Billionaires: Sale of Newcastle United to Saudi Arabia Ignites Debate Over Sportswashing
April 22, 2020

Mike Ashley, the current billionaire owner of Newcastle United, prefers to do his business in the pub. However, this tradition will likely change for the premier league club when apparent new Saudi owners...

COVID-19 Crisis Sparks Debates Across European Football Clubs

COVID-19 Crisis Sparks Debates Across European Football Clubs
April 6, 2020

English soccer, like many sports around the world, has increasingly become a game of the people governed by the ultra-rich. The working-class roots of clubs founded on the factory floor are obscured behind...

Recognizing Privilege In A Pandemic

Recognizing Privilege In A Pandemic
March 18, 2020

Leaving for spring break, I felt like I possessed an aura of invincibility. While I was aware of the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), I remained confident in its inability to affect me...

Manchester City Banned From UEFA Soccer

Manchester City Banned From UEFA Soccer
February 20, 2020

Manager Pep Guardiola’s tranquil return to Manchester City’s training complex from vacation in Barcelona was shattered by the news that the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), had found...

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