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Juan Garcia gets the ball rolling

November 19, 2019

As an avid regular of NEIU’s on-campus soccer club, senior NEIU student Juan Garcia harbors an immense ...

Arguments for and against equal pay for the USWNT

Matthew Rago, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2019

The debate over whether the United States Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) deserves equal pay has reached a fever pitch over the past few years. Proponents claim that since the USWNT consistently outperforms the men, they deserve as much, if not greater compensation than their male counterparts. Opponents argue that difference...

The road to Istanbul is competitive as ever

Jose Moreno, Writer

September 10, 2019

The UEFA Champions League, Europe’s elite club soccer competition, starts on Sept. 17. 32 teams will battle it out to reach the final match taking place at the historical Atatürk Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on May 30, 2020. There are a number of teams who are favorites to take home the illustrious Champions League trophy....

4v4 Indoor Soccer Registration

October 2, 2017

The game shall be played by two teams of six (4) players, one of which shall be the goalkeeper. The minimum number of players required to begin a game shall be 4 players. A team must begin if at least 4 players are present. Players are not allowed to challenge every call a referee makes. If the player is not behaving accordingly,...

Rob “Biko” Baker (left) and the U-11 team after their  rst outdoor soccer game.

Former student kicks off soccer club

January 25, 2017

Whistle, kickoff, pass. Trap, juke, header. Corner kick, scissor kick, goal. Maybe that wasn...

Numerous NEIU organizations came together to to rally support for the American Diabetes Association.

Soccer for a cause

November 23, 2016

Sororities Gamma Phi Omega and Sigma Lambda Gamma collaborated to bring the sixth annual Score-for-a-Ca...

Cristiano Ronaldo opens up about his life in

A View into the World of “Ronaldo”

November 17, 2015

A plethora of superlatives come to mind at the thought of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. I’ve been...

Chicago Fire Soccer

Barb Greasy, Staff Writer

September 26, 2006

On Oct. 8, 1997, on the 126th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, Chicago kicked off its inaugural season of the disaster's namesake, the Chicago Fire, which had just been founded as Chicago's Major League Soccer (MLS) team. Navy Pier's Gateway Park held the ceremony in which the team's logo, colors and uniform were revealed....

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