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Copa America 2016

Posted: June 2, 2016 at 10:13 pm   /   Culture, Latin America, The Buzz

Every four years, the national soccer teams of South America’s 10 countries, plus a couple of guests, duke it out for continental supremacy. It’s happening again starting Friday, but this one will be like no other: CONCACAF and COMNEBOL, world soccer’s North, Central and South American confederations, have joined forces to make it bigger, better and truly […]

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American soccer ‘It’s only working for the white kids’

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 10:16 am   /   Culture, The Buzz

Great article by: Les Carpenter As Doug Andreassen, the chairman of US Soccer’s diversity task force, looks across the game he loves, all he can see is a system broken in America. And he wonders why nobody seems to care. He sees well-to-do families spending thousands of dollars a year on soccer clubs that propel their children […]

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BENZEMA SAYS DESCHAMPS HAS GIVEN IN TO “A RACIST PART OF FRANCE”

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 1:22 am   /   Culture, Race, The Buzz

Karim Benzema says the decision to leave him out of the French squad for Euro 2016 came because boss Didier Deschamps “bowed to the pressure of a racist part of France”. 28-year-old Benzema’s place has been in serious doubt since he was implicated in a criminal plot to blackmail former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a […]

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#FútbolSoccer: Stories Beyond the Ball

Posted: May 27, 2016 at 11:34 pm   /   Culture, Latin America

On May 26th Greenspace along with the National Association of Hispanic Journlists’ New York City chapter presented #FútbolSoccer: Stories Beyond the Ball featuring 4 presenters: The Presenters Carlos Llamosa is an assistant coach with the New York Cosmos, native Colombia. who played in 29 matches for the United States National Team. Irv Smalls is the executive director of FC Harlem, […]

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Lack of diversity in MLS top soccer jobs

Posted: December 6, 2015 at 1:05 am   /   Culture

Lack of diversity in MLS’ top soccer jobs runs counter to sport’s broad cultural appeal COLUMBUS, Ohio — FC Dallas and the New York Red Bulls put together the best regular seasons in MLS this year, and while they fell one stage short of playing for MLS Cup, their accomplishments are noteworthy for their cultural significance. The New York Red Bulls overcame […]

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The Embarrassing Lack Of Diversity In U.S. Women’s Soccer

Posted: July 15, 2015 at 2:14 am   /   Culture, Development

Why America’s soccer is so wealthy, suburban, and white. On Friday, the heroes of the U.S. Women’s National Team will get a parade in New York City to celebrate their amazing World Cup victory over Japan—a major milestone for women’s sports and for U.S. soccer in general. But as stars like Carli Lloyd, Abby Wambach, […]

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WHY ARE THERE NO BLACK COACHES IN MLS?

Posted: March 10, 2015 at 1:15 am   /   Culture, Race

Hylton Dayes is the men’s soccer coach at the University of Cincinnati, and one of only eight black coaches in all of Division 1 soccer. But when Dayes and his assistant Dan McNally, who is white, are introduced in new settings it’s often assumed that McNally is the one in charge. “I’m used to it […]

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‘Too many blacks’ in Italian soccer, says country’s former World Cup coach

Posted: March 2, 2015 at 1:31 am   /   Culture, Race, The Buzz

Former Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi claimed Monday that Italian soccer “has no dignity or pride” because there are “too many blacks” and “foreigners” in top clubs’ youth teams. In yet another example of racism in Italian soccer, Sacchi hit out at the number of foreign players and non-ethnic Italians playing for Italian clubs at this […]

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Brasil: Capoeira

Posted: July 4, 2014 at 10:36 am   /   Brasil, Culture

Capoeira is a martial art infused dance, which is thought to have originated in the 16th century in Brazil. Although today capoeira has become somewhat omnipresent with the booming popularity of street acrobatics such as parkour, its history remains mysterious. Discover the story of this 500 year old martial art, and explore the best places […]

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The World Cup and Ramadan

Posted: July 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm   /   Culture, World Cup

On June 28, two noteworthy global events begin: the second round of the World Cup and Ramadan, the Islamic month observed by fasting. For some of the dozens of Muslim players on Algeria, France, and Germany, this will pose a problem: having to play world-class soccer after having abstained from food and water since sunup. […]

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