Category: USA

At home and away | With march, migrants seek space on foreign field

Decatur, Alabama | Until hundreds of thousands marched yesterday, it had become hard to piece together isolated movements from such places as Janesville, Wisconsin; Liberal, Kansas; Bowling Green, Kentucky; San Angelo, Texas; and Dalton, Georgia. These are small to mid-sized locales featured in recent media reports for burgeoning Hispanic populations and for the development of local, ethnically based soccer leagues.

Women’s football | 5,624 miles, 7 goals, 2 Portlands and 1 mole (U.S. v. Ukraine)

Portland, Oregon | U.S. Soccer Federation officials in 2005 improvised to fill out a slate of impromptu summer friendlies. One of those was a game against Ukraine, assisted on its visit by a West Coast–based expatriate known as “the mole.”

Interview | In war, shifting lines of scrimmage give metaphorical edge to soccer

Interview | In war, shifting lines of scrimmage give metaphorical edge to soccer

In “Football vs. Soccer” (Armed Forces Journal, Nov 03), Joel F. Cassman and David Lai argue that U.S. military strategy could be better conceptualized through the metaphor of world soccer rather than through American football. We interview the two writers on the strong objections the article has inspired among “legacy thinking” military strategists.

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