In the world of soccer, there is much to say and think about youth team integration. Most, if not all, soccer clubs in England have youth teams, where top youth prospects play. In an ideal and perfect world these teams fuel the senior or first teams for the ensuing decades. It is not often though that clubs in the upper echelons of English soccer have consistent or widespread use of their youth team’s players. Sure,...

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I have watched soccer since I was 13 years old. Back then, I was naive to how the this game would impact my life and how it would become one of my greatest passions. As I became more and more enthralled by the game, I began to follow two players above all others: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Both are among the sport’s greatest players, each forever changing soccer in many ways and inspiring the...

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This break I spent a lot of time watching soccer, specifically Everton, the team I support. Everton is in the British Premier League, and they have recently been giving a master class in how to be truly awful at soccer, which has resulted in me being somewhat grumpy. This made me wonder, why do I follow Everton and their struggles? What makes me follow them even when I hate them? To answer that, let me...

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To completely cover both the spring and fall sports of 2018 in 700 or so words would trivialize how much has happened this past year. While I wish I could highlight all the incredible feats that the Trinity athletes accomplished this year, I will do my best to highlight the ones that blew my mind — and I’m sorry that I didn’t go to as many spring sports this year. I will change that this...