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Few U.S. Blacks turn out for international soccer

Soccer, a sport mainly played with no hands, elicits strong emotions among its players and the fans that follow it. Sometimes these emotions are gutter-like, such as several “high-profile” racist incidents that have occurred in recent years. “I think it’s a global political problem, not just in soccer,” says Olympiacos F.C. Strategic Advisor Christian Karembeu when asked about it. His club played Manchester City last Saturday at the U of M’s

on-campus football stadium as part of the 2014 International Champions Cup series. “When we talk about racism, we need to be together to find solutions,” Karembeu told the MSR after his club’s 5-4 shootout win. Continue Reading →

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Spotlight on the Gophers 100







There are approximately 100 African American and other student-athletes of color this school year at the University of Minnesota. Beginning this week and throughout the 2013-14 school and sports year, the MSR will highlight these players. This week: Freshmen soccer players Simone Kolander and Rashida Beal

Soccer is an always-in-motion game, demanding tip-top conditioning from its players.  But it is also a low-scoring game. It wasn’t a “Rainy Night in Georgia” but rather a cold, rainy Friday night in October at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium, the home of the Gophers’ women soccer team, better known as “the Robbie” on Minnesota’s St. Paul Campus. Continue Reading →

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