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It’s not over yet -

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vai dar Tudo Certo -

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Salvador: Experiencing a Round of 16 game -

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Inside the mind of a World Cup referee -

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

An Outsider’s View: In Recife, the falling sky -

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Supporters at Fan Fest São Paulo show allegiance to home teams, host team -

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

World Cup Quote Sheet: Klinsmann, Dempsey -

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Culture Club -

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My first World Cup soccer match -

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It’s not a sport -

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Time as a Photographer with the USMNT -

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I’m sorry, I don’t understand -

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Hurry up and wait -

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Ajax: Holland’s Footballer Factory -

Friday, June 27, 2014

Graham Zusi quote sheet -

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ajax: From the Fields to the Office, How De Toekemst Keeps its Best Talent -

Thursday, June 26, 2014

NSCAA Coaches React with Predictions to a 2-2 Draw with USA and Portugal -

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The New American Dream -

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

World Cup Quote Sheet: Jermaine Jones, Graham Zusi -

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

World Cup Quote Sheet: Beckerman, Johnson – June 25 -

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Featured Posts

  • Deafening cheers echo around the Arena da Amazonia as USA and Portugal players begin the match.

    It’s not over yet

    The heat of the Amazon was in full swing on June 22 when more than 40,000 football fans gathered at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, to support their team. The sun bore down on the excited audience, the smell of beer and popcorn overbearing any other. Through a TV screen, it looked like the perfect day, but those lucky enough to be present at the stadium knew different. The sun began to set as the players warmed up for the game. It was equally important for both teams because it had the ability to determine their fate and secure…

  • Fans get excited for USA vs Belgium match at USA Fan HQ in Salvador

    Vai dar Tudo Certo

    Belief that the USMNT Will Advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is Running High Among U.S. Fans in Brazil  Feature by Brieanna Charlebois and Marisa Salopek The term “Vai dar tudo certo” is used by Brazilian locals to mean “It’ll all work out.” This is what USA fan Oscar Choi used to describe the upcoming challenges that face the U.S. MNT as the players head into their Round of 16 game against Belgium. Choi is not alone. More than 1,500 fans supporting the USA gathered together at Fan HQ in Salvador with one familiar thought in…

  • Round of 16

    Salvador: Experiencing a Round of 16 game

    “Estados unidos” sung to the tune of “Seven Nation Army” rings throughout Arena Fonte Nova. It is only appropriate to chant “United States” in Portuguese as the USA takes on Belgium in the Round of 16 in Salvador, Brazil. I’ve been to many sporting events in my life. Basketball, baseball, football, soccer; You name it. But none of those even come close in comparison to a World Cup game. With an American flag draped down my back, I anxiously walked towards the arena. A giant, architecturally crafted stadium stood in front of me. “Arena Fonte Nova” it read. Clenching my…

  • Photo Credit: Carl Fonticella

    Inside the mind of a World Cup referee

    The FIFA anthem rings as the referee grabs the game ball off the stand. Songs of each nation sound as their fans’ voices echo throughout the stadium. Taking in the crowd, the official gets goose bumps, a pounding heart, and feels shivers. In that moment, after the ball is placed in the center circle and the whistle sounds for kick-off, the referee blocks everything out except for what is between the four corner flags. This is how former World Cup referee Brian Hall explained the focus and mentality a referee has that is officiating under a global spotlight. The ability…

  • Recife game

    An Outsider’s View: In Recife, the falling sky

    Returning home I am sure I will think of this moment. It is 10:30 a.m. in Recife, Brazil, and the sky is falling. OK, I have seen rain like this before. In the U.S., we get hit with rain like this all the time, depending on where you live. I guess I’ve just never seen sewage and drainage systems this bad before. Lee Feiner, a guy around my age who works for Sports Illustrated, taps me on the shoulder and points to a drain outside a window in the hotel lobby we are sitting in. It is spewing up water,…

Deafening cheers echo around the Arena da Amazonia as USA and Portugal players begin the match.

It’s not over yet

Jul 9, 2014

The heat of the Amazon was in full swing on June 22 when more than 40,000 football fans gathered at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, to support their team. The sun bore down on the excited audience, the smell of beer and popcorn overbearing any other. Through a TV screen, it looked like the perfect day, but those lucky enough to be present at the stadium knew different. The sun began to set as the players warmed up for the game. It was equally important for both teams because it had the ability to determine their fate and secure…

Fans get excited for USA vs Belgium match at USA Fan HQ in Salvador

Vai dar Tudo Certo

Jul 8, 2014

Belief that the USMNT Will Advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is Running High Among U.S. Fans in Brazil  Feature by Brieanna Charlebois and Marisa Salopek The term “Vai dar tudo certo” is used by Brazilian locals to mean “It’ll all work out.” This is what USA fan Oscar Choi used to describe the upcoming challenges that face the U.S. MNT as the players head into their Round of 16 game against Belgium. Choi is not alone. More than 1,500 fans supporting the USA gathered together at Fan HQ in Salvador with one familiar thought in…

Round of 16

Salvador: Experiencing a Round of 16 game

Jul 8, 2014

“Estados unidos” sung to the tune of “Seven Nation Army” rings throughout Arena Fonte Nova. It is only appropriate to chant “United States” in Portuguese as the USA takes on Belgium in the Round of 16 in Salvador, Brazil. I’ve been to many sporting events in my life. Basketball, baseball, football, soccer; You name it. But none of those even come close in comparison to a World Cup game. With an American flag draped down my back, I anxiously walked towards the arena. A giant, architecturally crafted stadium stood in front of me. “Arena Fonte Nova” it read. Clenching my…

Brazil

Deafening cheers echo around the Arena da Amazonia as USA and Portugal players begin the match.

It’s not over yet

The heat of the Amazon was in full swing on June 22 when more than 40,000 football fans gathered at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, to support their team. The sun bore down on the excited audience, the smell of beer and popcorn overbearing any other. Through a TV screen, it looked like the perfect day, but those lucky enough to be present at the stadium knew different. The sun began to set as the players warmed up for the game. It was equally important for both teams because it had the ability to determine their fate and secure…

Fans get excited for USA vs Belgium match at USA Fan HQ in Salvador

Vai dar Tudo Certo

Belief that the USMNT Will Advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is Running High Among U.S. Fans in Brazil  Feature by Brieanna Charlebois and Marisa Salopek The term “Vai dar tudo certo” is used by Brazilian locals to mean “It’ll all work out.” This is what USA fan Oscar Choi used to describe the upcoming challenges that face the U.S. MNT as the players head into their Round of 16 game against Belgium. Choi is not alone. More than 1,500 fans supporting the USA gathered together at Fan HQ in Salvador with one familiar thought in…

Round of 16

Salvador: Experiencing a Round of 16 game

“Estados unidos” sung to the tune of “Seven Nation Army” rings throughout Arena Fonte Nova. It is only appropriate to chant “United States” in Portuguese as the USA takes on Belgium in the Round of 16 in Salvador, Brazil. I’ve been to many sporting events in my life. Basketball, baseball, football, soccer; You name it. But none of those even come close in comparison to a World Cup game. With an American flag draped down my back, I anxiously walked towards the arena. A giant, architecturally crafted stadium stood in front of me. “Arena Fonte Nova” it read. Clenching my…

Photo Credit: Carl Fonticella

Inside the mind of a World Cup referee

The FIFA anthem rings as the referee grabs the game ball off the stand. Songs of each nation sound as their fans’ voices echo throughout the stadium. Taking in the crowd, the official gets goose bumps, a pounding heart, and feels shivers. In that moment, after the ball is placed in the center circle and the whistle sounds for kick-off, the referee blocks everything out except for what is between the four corner flags. This is how former World Cup referee Brian Hall explained the focus and mentality a referee has that is officiating under a global spotlight. The ability…