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After Theater in Brazil, Soccer’s Calloused Cousin Takes the Stage

Posted: September 30, 2014 at 11:45 pm   /   Development, The Buzz

Another interesting piece by William Rhoden……….. NFL training camps open this week. With that summer ritual, the eagerly awaited heathen season is upon us. N.F.L. football is back. For casual soccer fans, the World Cup was an intriguing spaceholder. Great theater. In fact, soccer offers much better theater than the N.F.L. Broadway on the pitch. […]

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Brasil reacts to Neymar’s injury

Posted: July 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm   /   The Buzz, World Cup

Fortaleza’s Avenida Beira Mar was alive with the sounds of Brazil’s celebrations after they took another step towards the 2014 Fifa World Cup final – but there was no mistaking the Neymar effect. The road that sweeps around the front of this picturesque north-eastern coastal location was populated with fans torn between the joy of quarter-final […]

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Argentina-Brazil Rivalry Too Hot for Brotherhood

Posted: July 3, 2014 at 12:33 pm   /   Latin America, World Cup

This World Cup has seen Latin American soccer fans cheering for each others’ teams. Not Argentines and Brazilians, whose rivalry remains stubbornly in place. Quarrels between fans of South America’s two biggest countries have broken out in stadiums as supporters taunt each other. Police intervened in Belo Horizonte where Argentina fans and host Brazil threw […]

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Black identity in Brazil

Posted: June 28, 2014 at 11:26 pm   /   Brasil, Culture, Race

Before teams representing their countries from around the world arrived in Brazil, the country’s president, Dilma Rousseff, took the opportunity to label 2014 the “anti-racism World Cup.” The declaration came after a wave of racist incidents in soccer around the world targeting Black players, many of whom are Brazilian. While it’s a well-intentioned gesture and […]

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Top 5 World Cup 2014 Jerseys

Posted: June 25, 2014 at 1:05 am   /   Fashion, Lifestyle, World Cup

We’ve picked these jerseys based on style, how they look on players on the pitch, and how they hold up after 90 minutes of serious competition…rain or shine. Nike Brazil Home & Away Kits with numbers inspired by classic fonts used for street posters in Brazil Nike South Korea Home Kit with special constructed collar […]

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Barcelona’s 2014 Kit

Posted: August 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm   /   Fashion
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Messi and Neymar Already Playing Together

Posted: July 6, 2013 at 11:38 am   /   The Buzz, UrbanStreetSoccer

Messi and Neymar have already begun what looks like the making of a great partnership. The 2 South American stars joined the likes of Dani Alves, Ezequiel Lavezzi, Javier Mascherano and Eric Abidal, just to name a few, for a couple of matches between Messi and friends.  

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Road 2 Brazil 14

Posted: July 2, 2013 at 5:19 pm   /   Brasil, Culture

Now that the Confederations Cup is in the books with Brazil sitting on top, and we’re officially less than a year away from the World Cup, we thought it was a good time to start our Road to Brazil series.  We’ll take an in-depth look into the country that captivates the world in so many […]

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Confederations Cup Preview: Brazil vs. Spain

Posted: June 29, 2013 at 5:25 pm   /   UrbanStreetSoccer

What we’ve all been waiting for, Brazil vs. Spain.  Can this be the preview of next years World Cup Final? RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Five reasons to watch Brazil play Spain on Sunday in the final of the Confederations Cup. Maracana Stadium The final will be played at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de […]

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Wake Up the Inner City

Posted: June 25, 2013 at 10:40 am   /   Race, UrbanStreetSoccer

WAKE UP U.S. Soccer!!! As the NBA Championship wrapped up and all of the post-game talk ensued, basketball fans around the world have slowly but surely begun that agonizing basketball withdrawal that we all go through at this time of the year. And for that I’m deeply regretful… But don’t fret…next season is right around […]

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