Author: Jesse Conan

Trump’s Election: A Week of Reflection

Last Tuesday saw the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Like many of my fellow progressives, I found Trump’s victory deeply disappointing and intellectually troubling. Over the past...

Equal Pay For Equal Work?

The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) have been battling over compensation for the last year. In some ways, the dispute is just another chapter in the timeless battle...

We Were All Cheated By Diego Costa

Unless you’re a Chelsea fan of the most cynical variety, Chelsea striker Diego Costa ruined yet another game of football this weekend.  This is a big problem for the Premier League.  The victims included...

A Trip to White Hart Lane

One of the frustrating things about being an American soccer fan is the distance between the United States and the Old Continent.  Not only does the time difference make for occasionally awkward start times,...

The World Cup: A Moment In Time

The World Cup ended on Sunday with Germany the deserving champion.  Mario Götze’s game-winning goal was a stunning exclamation point to a riveting month of football.  Just as Andres Iniesta’s extra-time goal in 2010 ensured...