Can't make this stuff up.
Love this guys pseudonym though.
Fantastic piece by MLS. The data visualization alone is beautiful.
The point, of course... is that the US-Mexico border that Donald Trump and others treat as inviolable has actually shifted substantially over time — and the very places where Americans today are most liable to imagine an "invasion" of immigrants in fact belonged to Mexico long before they ever belonged to America.
Probably doesn't help either that the reason US immigrants took Texas from Mexico was to have slaves when Mexico was abolishing slavery... a full 36 years before the United States would do the same.
We live in the future ladies and gentlemen.
It is official. Leicester City have won the Premier League.
What may be hard for the old guard of the American sporting world is that there wasn't one game to miss. Real football is an epic compared to the drawn out TV drama that is most other sports. 90 minutes this week, 90 minutes the next. It truly is Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and every other binge worthy series. Leicester's victory show cases what John Oliver told the American public would never be possible.
NBCSports has done an incredible look back at this season in the source link below. If you didn't catch the magic, go back and get caught up. Season 120 of England's top flight football begins August 13th.
Having been a Manchester United fan and MLS fan for the past 5 years, Drogba has been loosely on my radar. That is until last year when his arrival in Montreal took a team that looked like it didn't even belong in the first league and turned it into a force of beautiful play and excitement.
The real story here though is the man, a human, a citizen of a war torn country, having "baller" status and using it for good. Inciting cease fires instead of riots; peace instead of persecution. That I believe is what football should be about. Drogba has done incredible things for the game and I know his impact in his country of birth will continue long after he hangs up his boots.
I love this.
Similarly when the fiesta came home at the height of gas prices in the last decade, low gas prices and a burgeoning middle class in China I believe will be delighted with having a truly American vehicle with roots not just in the United States, but a brutal battle testing in Mexico's Baja race scene.
You're not supposed to say that because when people compare any young talent to Donovan they do it with gold strike expectations. Calen Carr's analysis however isn't that. It's spot on. The kid is good and rightfully can be compared to Donovan in his early years. Whether or not he continues on this trajectory will be left to the time in front of him.
Unlike the meeting of the predecessors of these two, Curry and the Golden State Warriors are watching film of Barcelona. Looking back at the few GSW games I have watched, their inspiration from the beautiful game shows and has helped me appreciate what Steph and the Warriors are doing up there in the Bay Area.