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The Best of MLS Week 14: Lamah, Plata, Revs and more

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Week 14 was all about the home teams in Major League Soccer as 12 wins and three draws were recorded by those in their home stadiums over the last few days.

Out of the home domination sprung some incredible performances, including one that was close to making league history in Texas.

Here's a look at who the SBI staff thought shined the brightest in Week 14:

Player of the Week

Roland Lamah scored the second-fastest hat-trick in MLS history on Saturday night in FC Dallas' trouncing of Real Salt Lake at Toyota Stadium.

Football and Futbol to Sin City?

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Soccer may be coming to Sin City sooner than expected and the lead man responsible for this is none other than soccer legend David Beckham. At a recent meeting between Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis and Las Vegas government officials, David Beckham added a new dynamic as to why the proposed $1.4 billion, 65,000 seat.

Why snow games are a rarity

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It's not that playing soccer in the snow is a bad idea, it's that stadiums here aren't built for it.

The Philadelphia Union's match against FC Dallas being postponed due to snow was unfortunate, yet not totally unexpected. It's not the first time that an MLS match has been postponed due to snow, nor was it even the first that the Union played in that had to be held off due to it.

Un Nouveau stade de foot à New York : conséquences locales

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Les conséquences politiques de foot sont souvent nationales et internationales. Par conséquent, c'est souvent possible d'utiliser le foot comme aperçu du psychisme national et des affaires étrangères. Considérez l'équipe nationale française comme microcosme d'une société idéale qui intègre chaque partie diverse de l'ancien empire, et les fêtes en Afghanistan comme symbole du désir d'être affranchi de l'oppression du Taliban.

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‘Football proletariat’ brave Serbia’s crumbling, violent stadiums

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Belgrade (AFP) – Khalid Aucho and Takuto Yasuoka are among hundreds of footballers from Africa, Asia and South America whose dream of stardom has brought them to Eastern Europe.

Aucho, a 23-year-old from Uganda who has already tried Scotland, and his 20-year-old Japanese counterpart Yasuoka train together at OFK Belgrade, currently bottom of the Serbian second division.

‘Football proletariat’ brave Serbia’s crumbling, violent stadiums

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Belgrade (AFP) – Khalid Aucho and Takuto Yasuoka are among hundreds of footballers from Africa, Asia and South America whose dream of stardom has brought them to Eastern Europe.

Aucho, a 23-year-old from Uganda who has already tried Scotland, and his 20-year-old Japanese counterpart Yasuoka train together at OFK Belgrade, currently bottom of the Serbian second division.

Britain warns Euro 2016 stadiums could be terror targets

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London (AFP) Britain on Tuesday warned its citizens travelling to the Euro 2016 football championships in France that stadiums, fan zones and transport hubs "represent potential targets for terrorist attacks".

"There is a high threat from terrorism," the foreign ministry said in a travel advisory for supporters.

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Brickstand: 18 Fabulous Football Stadiums Recreated Entirely In Lego (Photos)

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A couple of years ago, a couple of intrepid chaps decided to make it their mission to recreate all 92 English and Scottish league football grounds using nothing but Lego.

As such, Brickstand was born.

Skip forward to present day and the fellows have now knocked out a cavalcadeof different stadiums old and new, and all of them are utterly fabulous!

Happy Birthday Old Trafford: Manchester United’s Famous Ground Turns 106 Years Young Today (Photos)

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Manchester United's Old Trafford stadium, circa 1930

One hundred and six years ago today, on 19th February 1910, the United Football Ground staged its very first game.

It has since been rechristenedas Old Trafford (in 1936 to be precise) and the inaugural tie it hosted – Manchester United versus Liverpool – has subsequently become one of the most fiercely-contested in football.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

Levi's Stadium set to host 2016 Gold Cup final

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CONCACAF has pegged one of the newest major stadiums in the U.S. to host the upcoming Gold Cup.

Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium will host the 2016 Gold Cup final on July 26, CONCACAF announced on Tuesday. The news comes in the wake of the federation's announcement ofa list of 13 host stadiums in December.

Levi's Stadium set to host 2017 Gold Cup final

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CONCACAF has pegged one of the newest major stadiums in the U.S. to host the upcoming Gold Cup.

Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium will host the 2016 Gold Cup final on July 26, CONCACAF announced on Tuesday. The news comes in the wake of the federation's announcement ofa list of 13 host stadiums in December.

World Cup

No alcohol in streets, public places at World Cup – Qatar

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Doha (AFP) Alcohol will be banned from streets and public places and if Qatari officials get their way even stadiums during the 2022 World Cup, the head of the country's tournament organising committee said on Tuesday.

The comments by Hassan Al-Thawadi will further alarm football traditionalists already unhappy that the tournament will be moved to the winter because of fierce summer temperatures in Qatar.

Is Hosting the World Cup Worth it?

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Have you ever wondered why the bidding process for hosting the World Cup is so competitive and intense? FIFA has a pretty sophisticated process for compiling bids and ultimately deciding on a destination. The process begins with a simple request form that is sent out, and made available to every member association (MA).

¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

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¿FIFA cambiará la ubicación del Mundial 2022 desde Qatar?

por Andrew Bihl

Nota: Este ensayo fue escrito en11/03/14. Debido a esto, cualquiera información más reciente no está incluido.

En 2010, FIFA eligió a Qatar para anfitrión de la Copa del Mundo de 2022.

No Confederations Cup for Qatar in 2021

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On the heels of the news that the 2022 Men's World Cup in Qatar will be held in the winter, FIFA yesterday announced that Qatar has lost its hosting privileges for the 2021 Confederations Cup. The reason: because summers in Qatar reach an averageof 100ºF (38ºC). This fact is something the entire world has known for YEARS, is the main reason for the 2022World Cup'sswitch to November, and is one of the main reasons the general soccer community was against having the World Cup in Qatar at all (that and the whole "slave laborers"thing).

Women’s soccer players continue to play against adversity

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One way to evaluate how far the U.S. has come in reaching gender equality is to take a good look at how they treat their Men's and Women's national soccer teams.

Sure, Women's soccer doesn't consistently have equivalent viewership as Men's soccer, but the Women's national team has two World Cup championships and four Olympic gold medals and they're currently ranked the second best Women's soccer team in the world , all in only 30 years of the team's existence.

More Violence in Brazil: Security Fears

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Riots erupted Sunday night in Sao Pablo in a match between Athletico PR and Vasco de Gama, leaving many World Cup fans concerned about the safety in the stadiums for next summer's tournament. One man was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition, while 3 others are being charged with attempted murder.

Que ferons-nous avec les stades après la Coupe de Monde?

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Le post de Becca sur les stades au Brésil me fait rappeler du mon voyage l'Afrique du Sud et du grand problème dont les grands stades de la Coupe de Monde posent aux pays organisateurs: que ferons-nous avec les stades après la Coupe de Monde?

Dans l'été de 2011, j'ai habité Durban, Afrique du Sud pendant trois mois avec DukeEngage (un programme sponsorisé par l'université).

A Soccer Field Carved from a Mountain

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I wanted to share this short video clip I came across in the New York Times. While we have been talking a lot about the astronomical political and economic effects of the 2014 World Cup on Brazil, I think this video highlights a more personalized perspective on the passion Brazilians have towards the sport.

Qatar 2022 could be FIFA’s biggest mistake ever

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Growing up around an Egyptian father absolutely obsessed with football there were certain truths that I had to accept and never question:

1. Pele is the greatest soccer player of all time, and any Argentinian fan who disagrees is blinded by bias.

2. Never trust a fan of the Algerian national team.

Soccer Business

Here Comes Everton

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Continuing a pattern of regression since their 5th place finish in the 2013-14 season, Everton is again disappointing in the Premier League. Everton's fall from England's elite has brought shadows of doubt and speculation regarding the team's future. However, bucking the trend, Everton was anything but disappointing on February 20th.

Problems in Liverpool: Walking Out on the Club that “Never Walks Alone”

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For the first time in the 124-year history of the club, Liverpool fans staged a walkout during one of their Premier League matches—and it was not for lack of quality on the pitch that was at issue with the home faithful. Liverpool was leading 2-0 at Anfield Saturday against Sunderland in an English Premier League.

Commercialization & Season Ticket Prices

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It was announced that West Ham will offer a new reduced starting season ticket price. 2016-17 season tickets will be available for purchase for as low as £289.(SeeTable 1 for a list of club season ticket prices)The new price willrepresent a 55% decrease from the previous year's beginning price.

France

Football et Terrorisme : Un Duo Mortel

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«Quelques personnes pensent que le football est une question de vie et mort. Je vous assure que c'est beaucoup plus que cela.» Bill Shankley Sport et Terrorisme Le sport joue un rôle énorme dans notre société et culture et c'est peut-être pourquoi il y a une relation si spéciale et profonde entre le sport.

L’histoire et l’évolution du stade Vélodrome

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Situé dans le 8e arrondissement de la ville de Marseille le long du Boulevard Michelet, le stade Vélodrome a connu de nombreux changements. Imaginé en 1930 puis inauguré en 1937, il est construit comme une enceinte sportive polyvalente pouvant accueillir des courses cyclistes (d'où son nom), des matchs de rugby et de football, ainsi que d'autres disciplines.

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El fútbol como visión del mundo y ritual

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El artículo de Christian Bromberger "Football as World-View and as Ritual" resalta algunos aspectos que hacen al denominado "deporte rey" único pero a la vez universal. Según el antropólogo francés, el fútbol es un deporte que refleja la tensión entre tres aspectos (o "valores") que dan forma a nuestras vidas diarias y a la manera en que alcanzamos la felicidad: nuestros méritos individuales, el rol de lo colectivo y el papel que tiene la Fortuna.

Fútbol en el Cotton Bowl

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Park

En la semana antes de las vacaciones de primavera, leímos el texto de Gaffney, Temples of the Earthbound Gods, que discute el papel de estadios en el desarrollo e identidad de ciudades sudamericanas. Durante la discusión, reflexionamos sobre nuestras experiencias en estadios, y me gustaría compartir una anécdota sobre un partido de fútbol que vi el verano pasado.

¿Por qué tanta polémica con la final de la Copa del Rey?

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Como hace tres años, el FC Barcelona enfrentará al Athletic Club de Bilbao en la final de la Copa del Rey este sábado 30 de mayo. Ambos equipos son los que más finales de esta competición han jugado (ambos con 36) y los que tienen la mayor cantidad de títulos (26 para el Barça; 23 para el Athletic).

John Oliver

John Oliver tears down publicly-funded stadiums [VIDEO]

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On Sunday's 'Last Week Tonight,' John Oliver spent close to 20 minutes breaking down what is wrong with the way stadiums are publicly-funded in the United States. He specifically pointing out how owners and teams regularly manipulate the cities they are in to gain financial rewards to build new stadiums, and then reap the profits while the surrounding communities see no increase in business.

John Oliver tears down publicly-funded stadiums [VIDEO]

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On Sunday's 'Last Week Tonight,' John Oliver spent close to 20 minutes breaking down what is wrong with the way stadiums are publicly-funded in the United States. He specifically pointing out how owners and teams regularly manipulate the cities they are in to gain financial rewards to build new stadiums, and then reap the profits while the surrounding communities see no increase in business.

Social Issues

El estadio, el templo

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En 2012, fui a mi primer partido de fútbol a mirar los Red Bulls de Nueva York versus los Tottenham Hotspurs. Era el tercer verano Thierry Henry, un jugador francés muy famosa, jugó por los Red Bulls. Senté en la sección de los hinchas de los Red Bulls e inmediatamente cuando los jugadores entraban el estadio, los hinchas se volvieron locos.

¿Qué tan importante es el fútbol para un pequeño pueblo ecuatoriano?

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¿Cuánto está dispuesto a pagar un pueblo por conservar su estadio?

Este artículo cuenta la historia de Portovelo, Ecuador y la polarización que puede llegar a generar una cancha de fútbol sobre una mina de oro.

"La cancha de oro.

Debajo del terreno de juego del equipo Río Amarillo hay una posible riqueza que, paradójicamente, empobrecería a los habitantes de Portovelo, en Ecuador.

The Rest

My Favourite Grounds In Asia

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I was inspired to do this post by an article on the AFC website about the 16 best stadiums in Asia. Now, normally I don't bother clicking on these sorts of stories, they're just fluff, but we are in a bit of a lull in Indonesia, action returns Monday, and it did get me thinking which ain't always a bad thing.

Copa America attendance struggles are overblown

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Tickets are too expensive and half-empty stadiums look bad, but organizers appear to be getting most of what they wanted: money.

With the first round of matches complete in the Copa America, rumors of a potential attendance issue have begun to circulate. With each team having played once, we are able to take a look at just how each stadium has fared so far.

Britain warns Euro 2016 stadiums could be terror targets

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London (AFP) Britain on Tuesday warned its citizens travelling to the Euro 2016 football championships in France that stadiums, fan zones and transport hubs "represent potential targets for terrorist attacks".

"There is a high threat from terrorism," the foreign ministry said in a travel advisory for supporters.

Los Estadios Icónicos de Sudamérica

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Las hinchas de fútbol en Sudamérica tienen una pasión extraordinaria. El ambiente de los partidos es inigualable en los otros partes del mundo, y los estadios tienen tradiciones y historias muy ricas. Es difícil escoger una lista corta, pero aquí hay algunos estadios que me parecen mostrar el espíritu de fútbol sudamericano.

FIFA 16 Announces Nine New Stadiums

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FIFA 16 Announces Nine New Stadiums - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The next FIFA game is fast approaching its launch in late September, and today the EA Sports game reveled nine new stadiums that will make their debut in the new game.

The inclusion of these nine stadiums from fourcontinents and seven different leagues brings the number of authentic grounds in the FIFA franchise to an even 50.

Temple of the Earthbound Gods (Français)

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Original Discussion in English: http://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/2015/03/02/temples-of-the-earthbound-gods/

En discutant ce livre dans la section française, nous étions fascinés par le développement de l'argument que Christopher Gaffney a présenté. Il parle du symbolisme des stades en analysant quatre stades au Brésil et les stades en générale aux Buenos Aires.

China’s Stadium Diplomacy Reaches a Fever Pitch in...

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China's Stadium Diplomacy Reaches a Fever Pitch in Africa

"For relatively small outlays - usually well short of $100 million - China constructs a sterile national arena that can be opened with long speeches and presidents in tailored suits kicking balls for the cameras, in return for sweetened access to natural resources, votes at the United Nations and the marginalization of Taiwan.

Chelsea star Juan Mata wants your travel tips

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Juan Mata has appealed for help to plan his next holiday. The Chelsea midfielder has revealed that he is a keen traveller. He is disappointed that he doesn't get to explore the many places that he visits with Chelsea, so he loves nothing better than discovering new places over the summer. And now he wants [.