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4,000 Workers May Die Ahead of Qatar World Cup

The decision by FIFA, soccer’s international governing body, to host the 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been rife with controversy since its announcement in 2010. Concerns over athlete safety in the country’s sweltering summers and allegations of bribery were … Continued

International

On the Protests Against Sunderland FC & Fascist Paolo Di Canio: a Statement of Support

England’s top-flight soccer division, the English Premier League is the most watched sports league in the world. On its website, it boasts: “The Premier League is broadcast in 212 territories around the world, working with 80 different broadcasters. The TV audience … Continued

Chicago Fire Fans Unveil Banner in Support of Gay Community

Last night, fans of the Major League Soccer (MLS) club Chicago Fire unveiled a massive banner displaying the rich diversity of the club’s city, supporters and team. The banner featured the Chicago skyline with a backdrop of the rainbow flag … Continued

Culture

Cross-Post: At NCAA Tournament, Southern Miss Band Chants ‘Where’s Your Green Card?’ At Hispanic Kansas State Player

Originally posted on ThinkProgress on March, 15, by Travis Waldron. During their school’s NCAA Tournament game against Kansas State University today, members of the Southern Mississippi University band chanted, “Where’s your green card?” at a Puerto Rican Kansas State player. … Continued

Sports

Cross-Post: Race Quota Scandal Rocks French Soccer

Details are still emerging about a race-quota scandal which has hit French soccer. It appears that senior officials in the French Soccer Association hatched a scheme to limit the number of non-white players who are allowed to progress from youth … Continued

Sports

Center for New Community: “The Beautiful Game is for EVERYBODY”

Last night, the Center for New Community joined Chicago’s Soccer Heritage Night at the Odeum Convention Sports & Expo Center, home of the Chicago’s newest professional sports team, the Chicago Riot of the Major Indoor Soccer League. The Center for … Continued

Sports

America’s Sports Superstars: Pawns or Players?

The reaction of Cavaliers majority owner Dan Gilbert to LeBron James’ move to Miami says a lot about America’s conflicted history of preaching individuality while practicing ownership. Many of America’s shared values connect to the ideal of the strong, hard-working, … Continued

Sports

Cross-post: Rally Against Arizona Immigration Law at MLB Headquarters

Posted on Long Island Wins blog, July 8, 2010 by Ted Hesson. UPDATE: Several hundred people turned out for Thursday’s rally against Arizona’s misguided immigration law, calling for Major League Baseball to move the 2011 All Star Game out of … Continued

Sports

Alternative Right Gets Soccer Wrong

Alternative Right, the sleek new white nationalist online magazine, has decided to use the world’s most famous sporting event, the World Cup, to talk about race and promote white superiority. I am not surprised that a racist publication is writing … Continued

Politics

Mexican Soccer Powerhouses Cancel Friendly Match in Arizona

Club America and Pachuca, two of Mexico’s biggest soccer clubs, have pulled out of a friendly match that was due to be played on July 7th in Glendale’s University of Arizona Stadium. Club America stated that its reason for pulling … Continued