Want to make soccer a “top sport” in the USA, Mr. Infantino? Here’s your checklist

Let’s say this first about the White House visit by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and U.S. Soccer president Carlos Cordeiro: The “red card to the media” stunt was disgraceful. Maybe Infantino is unaware that the current occupant of the White House has incited hatred toward the media — not just the usual complaints about unfair… Read More

American exceptionalism and other things that aren’t great but are

Am I understanding “American exceptionalism” incorrectly? Yesterday, I tweeted the following: https://twitter.com/duresport/status/1011435039547121664 At the time, I think I was thinking more about politics than soccer. But it was a little of both. A couple of responses: I think you need to come hang out in Indiana more, Beau! Having lived in a small town, I… Read More