Category Archives: Sports

Allstate Sueño Alianza National Showcase 2019

From Sept. 26th – Sept. 30th, 50 players out of a pool of 5,000 players took the opportunity to show their skills for a chance to sign a professional football contract. The Allstate Sueño Alianza National Showcase brought these young … Continue reading

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Interview with Jonathan Gonzalez

I made another guest appearance on Resortera Wave founded & hosted by my friend Nayib Moran. We spoke about my interview with Monterrey FC & Mexico national team player Jonathan Gonzalez. Listen in at https://delejitos.substack.com/p/resortera-wave-the-career-of-jonathan

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Why Did Soccer Fail In The U.S. When Other Sports Thrived?

Below is a link to a research paper I wrote last year that I’ve uploaded to my Academia page. It concerns research into the growth of gridiron football (NFL-style), baseball, and basketball in the US and why association football (a.k.a. … Continue reading

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Ghosted: How Tickets to L.A.’s Biggest Soccer Match Disappeared

On Wednesday night, the LA Galaxy cancelled hundreds of tickets allocated to numerous ticket holders for Friday’s match between the Galaxy and LAFC. Why? I dove in to find out for LA Taco: https://www.lataco.com/ghosted-how-tickets-to-l-a-s-biggest-soccer-match-disappeared/

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Football Stickers in Barcelona

Here’s another post from my trip to Barcelona. This one’s short: a few photos of stickers slapped up by ultras and other fan groups that I found while out and about (including my own contribution).

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David Beckham Is A Statue: LA Galaxy Enshrine Their Biggest Star

David Beckham returned to Los Angeles this past weekend to add another trophy to his extensive collection. However, this is one award he won’t be able to take home as the LA Galaxy honored its former star player with a … Continue reading

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The Early Stage of a Future Doctoral Thesis

https://www.academia.edu/38306987/A_Meditation_On_Association_Football_As_Global_Aesthetic The link above leads to a paper I wrote (and rewrote) last year. It touches on the possibility of association football as a global aesthetic based on the ideas of Chinese philosopher Li Zehou, specifically within his work found … Continue reading

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