Author Archives: Nicholas Nehamas

About Nicholas Nehamas

Journalist and soccer fan. I write on politics, culture, business and sports.

Manchester United win Community Shield

Manchester United defeated cross-town rivals City 3-2 in the Community Shield, the opening match of the English soccer season. The match, one of English soccer’s oldest competitions, pits the previous season’s league champions against the cup winners. United were down two … Continue reading

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Bradley ousted as US National Team coach; Klinsmann in

Bob Bradley is out as coach of the US men’s national soccer team. Bradley, who took over in 2006, has helped the team achieve some decent results. In 2007, the US beat archrivals Mexico in the Gold Cup Final (the … Continue reading

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Boston Breakers play first game at Harvard Stadium since Women’s World Cup

A loud and supportive crowd welcomed the Boston Breakers back to Harvard Stadium on Sunday evening. It was their first game since the United States lost the Women’s World Cup Final in Germany last week. The Breakers had five players … Continue reading

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Football: Corrupt from Top to Bottom

Soccer is in a state of global crisis although its hapless leaders insist nothing is amiss. Even after a series of devastating scandals, FIFA, international soccer’s governing body, hasn’t cleaned up its act. In an age of increasing organizational transparency, … Continue reading

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Paraguay defeat Venezuela, advance to Copa America Final for first time since 1979

Paraguay defeated Venezuela on penalties for a place in the final of the Copa America after a 0-0 draw. The match wasn’t a pretty affair on the field and was even worse off it. After the final whistle, a mass … Continue reading

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Paraguay eliminates Brazil, advances to seminfal

Another Copa America quarterfinal, another tense penalty shootout. Brazil, the early tournament favorites, couldn’t convert a single spot-kick and Paraguay triumphed after making two out of three. Brazil had plenty of chances to win in regulation but didn’t score thanks … Continue reading

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Uruguay beats Argentina 5-4 on penalties

Uruguay and Argentina put on a thrilling display in Saturday’s Copa America quarterfinal in Santa Fe. The hosts will be distraught at their early exit from a tournament they hoped to win. Uruguay played more than half the match, which … Continue reading

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