The Equalizer: The glory of the World Cup

It’s here, it’s happening and I know, we’re not going, but we were never going to make it past the round of 16 anyway, right? The FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 14, thus commencing the most popular sporting event in human history. There are too many storylines to count. This is Messi’s last […]

The Equalizer: Is MLS anticompetitive?

Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber in 2014 announced that he wanted the league “to become one of the top leagues in the world by 2022.” It was an ambitious goal in 2014, and in 2017, the MLS still appears far off the mark. Ironically, the very structure of the MLS conflicts with this short term goal. […]

Chinese Super League: here to stay?

In the January transfer window, one league surpassed all others in total spending. Take a guess. The Premier League you say? Nope. La Liga? The Bundesliga? Serie A? Ligue 1? Keep guessing. Alright I’ll tell you: it was the Chinese Super League. Following Chinese president Xi Jinping’s vision of China becoming a soccer superpower, wealthy owners […]