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Brazil's Silva Sets His 'Ocean View' on North America

Salvatore Bono | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Salvatore Bono

Inspired by the beaches that surround him and the life he lives with his feet in the sand, Silva has created the perfect summer time record that makes anxious to see the season go. I recently spoke to Silva about his new album, country, and influences.

Bridging the Generational Divide between a Football Father and a Soccer Son

John McCormick | Posted 10.01.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Every generation has its own collective character, its likes and dislikes, its passions and indifferences. While baseball was tops in my dad's day and football in mine, many youth today are embracing soccer as the new "in" sport.

Gulf Proxy War: UAE Seeks to Further Damage Qatar's Already Tarnished Image

James Dorsey | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
James Dorsey

The United Arab Emirates and Qatar are locked into a propaganda war with public relations agencies and front organizations as proxies that is backfiring on both Gulf states.

In Brazil, the World Cup Is Over But the Sexual Violence Continues

Gary Barker, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Gary Barker, Ph.D.

A few short weeks after the World Cup ended in Rio de Janeiro, four military police officers were arrested for the rape of three young women in a Rio de Janeiro favela. This episode and others have pointed to continual patterns of sexual violence in Brazil.

The Salaam Games: Coming to a Stadium Near You!

Atif Choudhury | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Atif Choudhury

What if we could bring a broad range of these personalities in the Muslim world together for an event celebrating diversity while showcasing unity, strength, and peace?

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Ich Bin Ein Cavalier: What We Can Learn From LeBron, German Soccer and the Spurs

Dov Seidman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Dov Seidman

I want to congratulate LeBron James, Germany and the San Antonio Spurs on their recent wins -- before they fade from our minds -- and for demonstrating to the world, and each other, how inspirational leadership works and what it takes to build a winning organization

Qatar's New World Cup City Is A Modern Marvel

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel

Qatar is going HUGE for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. In preparation to host soccer's most major event, the Qatari government has shelled out an estimat...

U.S. World Cup Stars Back In Action

Posted 08.15.2014 | Sports

By Ives Galarcep, Goal.com Tim Howard starred at the World Cup while Jozy Altidore missed most of it. Both will look to write new chapters to their...

No World Cup? Brazil Is Still a Must-See Destination (Photos)

Stephanie Be | Posted 10.14.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

No, FIFA and the Olympics aren't stimulating the economy. I'm not suggesting that you shouldn't enjoy the events because of the injustice. I'm advising you that the framing of the events as a stimulant for positive tourism is misleading.

Is Facebook an Important Source or a Sweet Distraction?

David Sable | Posted 10.11.2014 | Media
David Sable

Has the evolution of those boring slide shows that grandparents used to relish turned into something more -- more human, perhaps?

Slaves to Soccer: At World Cup, Workers Lose

Sam Maron | Posted 10.05.2014 | World
Sam Maron

By glorifying the world's worst human rights offenders and endorsing them to host public displays for an international audience, we help countries like Qatar keep the profitable business of slave-keeping alive.

International Intrigue and the NBA

Terry Lyons | Posted 10.04.2014 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Indiana's Paul George had yet to be wheeled into the operating room, and the naysayers and sports pundits were speculating as to the response of the Pacers' Larry Bird and his fellow NBA front office cohorts.

Is the Road to Hell Paved with Qatar's Intentions?

Lilac Sigan | Posted 09.28.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

How similar is Qatar's real face to the image it's trying to portray? For one thing, Qatar has funded many extremist Islamic movements, such as ISIS, something it's probably regretted once ISIS got out of hand.

Maradona Rips Argentina's World Cup Performance

AP | Posted 09.25.2014 | Sports

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona has criticized Argentina for its second-place finish in the World Cup, saying the team "did not play a...

CBF Appoints Carlos Dunga Coach Of Brazil National Team To Succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 09.22.2014 | Sports
Arnal Dayaratna

The Confederation of Brazilian Football (CBF) today confirmed its selection of Carlos Dunga as coach of the Brazilian national team. Dunga succeeds Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil's disappointing performance at the World Cup.

10 Reasons I Love Fútbol (That's Soccer, for Ya'll Americans)

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.21.2014 | Sports
Maria Rodale

I'm not going to dwell on why I don't find the big four U.S. sports appealing (football: boring; baseball: even more boring; basketball: the shorts and bad gym smells; hockey: too cold). Instead, I'll focus on what I absolutely love about soccer.

Affordable Living in Great Amazon Rainforest Location

Greg Schwem | Posted 09.22.2014 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

The property market in Brazil appears to be heating up and, mark my words, I plan to dive in with the zeal of seasoned real estate pros like Donald Trump or that Barbara woman from Shark Tank.

To Impulse and Invitation

Brian Benson | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Brian Benson

I like to write in journals. A lot. And so in my daydreams about this tour, I'd envisioned myself journaling a bunch. But, well, for five days, I've written nothing.

Lebron James vs. the World

Susie Sampson | Posted 09.20.2014 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

Lebron's return to Ohio was far more important then literally the one thing the REST OF THE WORLD cares most about: soccer (futbol). Gotta love 'murica;)

Uruguay President: World Cup Biter Needs A Psychiatrist

Goal.com | Posted 07.20.2014 | Sports

By Andrew Wychrij, Goal.com Uruguay president Jose Mujica has slammed FIFA for its treatment of Luis Suarez, claiming he needs help from a psychia...

Retiring Overseas And Enjoying 'Futbol' Instead Of 'Football'

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 09.17.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

A funny thing happened recently at one of the local watering holes in our little Ecuadorian town. A bunch of Yanks gathered around the television to watch something other than basketball, baseball, or American football.

Governance Matters: Civil Society Voice and Performance at the World Cup

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics
Daniel_Kaufmann

These days, a soccer World Cup is a multi-billion dollar project, with a number of financial "winners," such as FIFA, and many losers, given the development priorities that are sacrificed to build gleaming stadia. Does this also mean that one can explain a nation's success at the cup largely by money?

Tim Howard Is Ready For His Most Difficult Save

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 07.18.2014 | Sports

Tim Howard showed during the World Cup that he can save just about anything. The goalkeeper for the U.S. men's national soccer team recorded a histori...

Soccer's Teamwork: Something That Works (When So Much Doesn't)

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

So much in American life these days doesn't work. But soccer does work -- magnificently. I am not looking forward to returning to dysfunction and snafu.