Soccer and the anti-hero

I cannot recall the name of my first anti-hero in…

The context of Nashville’s undefeated record

The feelings that surround an undefeated record in soccer—especially after…

Pondering MLS tribalism

Two seasons ago, as a neutral, I was outside of…

In the eyes of a first timer

Sometimes it helps to get an outsider’s perspective. Especially when…

Rainy Day Paul and the sound of the Backline

Any lingering doubts I had about the efficacy of supporter…

Nothing without fans

A recent tweet by Alexi Lalas casts derisive eyes at…

Are we family or customers?

Like a lot of you, I received the disappointing news…

How not to grow the game

Something needs to change in US men’s soccer. Now. In…

The sublime meaning of the kickoff

Of the many aspects of soccer that I spend too…

My dysfunctional relationship with soccer

What is it that you love about soccer? Why does it…

Freddy, Grant and the price of hype

With Grant Wahl’s “American Prodigy: Freddy Adu” podcast seemingly at…

My post-pandemic wishlist

During the Covid-19 pandemic, I have found myself fantasizing from…

How I learned to stop thinking and hate Reading FC

You don’t need a media ecologist to tell you that…

The club is forever

Sometimes, we need to be reminded that no one is…

Tempo the Coyote: a nod to Nashville SC’s history

To begin with the wrong sports metaphor, Nashville SC hit…

They deserve the vaccine, if only for letting us dream

After front line medical workers and those with high risk…

Steps toward overcoming skepticism

I write this on the morning of the day that…

You had me at zero

For those who hate soccer, a 0-0 score line is…

We Are All Miserable

“What impressed me most was just how much most of…

The Grumpy Column

Everyone deserves a grumpy old man column.  And this is…

Hooligan Memoirs and Our Future

Fans and groups tend to shape each other, talking a…