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FIFA and the Olympics: corruption and bribes in mega-events

Why is Qatar hosting a World Cup? How can FIFA allow a country that is so clearly unfit and ill-equipped take on this duty? Let us examine the last time a country was unprepared to host a “mega-sporting event.” In the days leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil’s political scene was in shambles…

Stakes are high as Men’s Soccer faces off against St. Thomas
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Stakes are high as Men’s Soccer faces off against St. Thomas

Thirty-three games add up to over 49 hours of soccer. It’s also how long it had been since Macalester’s Men’s Soccer team lost a regular season game. And then they played Luther College. The Scots started out Sunday’s game in Iowa strong, but were unable to capitalize on any of their first half chances. Things…

Sports

No hope for Solo: Why the USWNT star won’t see work again

The Rio Olympics brought us some of the most amazing athletic spectacles in the world. It also brought a disappointing quarterfinal loss for the reigning Olympic and World Cup champions, the US women’s soccer team. After Sweden beat the US in penalty kicks to advance, US goalkeeper Hope Solo had some choice words for Sweden…

Opinion

FIFA and USWNT: Equal play deserves equal pay

With three World Cup titles and four Olympic championships under its belt, the US Women’s Soccer National Team (USNWT) is one of the most successful soccer teams in FIFA history, and it continues to dominate the field going into the 2016 Olympics. Recently, however, five players (Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, Becky Sauerbrunn and…

Sports

Perceptions of soccer at Mac and around the country

In 2015 at Macalester, both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams enjoyed success. The Men’s team contested in the NCAA Division III playoffs, while the Women’s team competed in the MIAC playoffs. Both teams enjoyed a tremendous amount of support from a dedicated fan base that rallied behind the teams well before it was obvious…

Sports

Olympian Briana Scurry visits Macalester

Accompanied by two Olympic gold medals and enough charisma to win over any audience, Briana Scurry shared her story with the audience packed into the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom in Kagin Commons this Tuesday as part of the Department of Multicultural Life’s SPEAK! Series. The event, entitled “Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Success On and Off…

Men’s Soccer advances to NCAA second round, falls 1-0
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Men’s Soccer advances to NCAA second round, falls 1-0

Last Friday, in the 89th minute, Austin Burrows ’17 sent the home crowd at Macalester Stadium into a frenzy, and sent the fighting Scots into the second round of the NCAA Division III National Soccer Playoffs. The striker’s goal earned Mac a date with St. Olaf the next night in the round of 32, one…

Sports

Undefeated no more, Men’s Soccer waits with high hopes

On Wednesday, in front of a raucous home crowd chanting their names, the previously undefeated Macalester Men’s Soccer team fell in the MIAC playoff semifinals to St. Thomas. The Tommies netted their first goal early the second half, as a well-timed deflection off a corner kick squeaked by star keeper Zeke Vanier ’17. With just…

Much to be proud of, much more to come for Women’s Soccer
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Much to be proud of, much more to come for Women’s Soccer

On an unusually sun-soaked Tuesday in November, the Macalester Women’s Soccer team’s season came to a close as they lost their MIAC quarterfinal match-up 1-0 to visiting Concordia. Despite the disappointment of an early exit, this season was undoubtedly a positive one for the Scots, as they defied expectations and rebuilt around a young core…

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