What Does Winning The 2019 African Cup of Nations Mean For Algeria?

For the first time since 1990, Algeria are the winners of the African Cup of Nations. After Algeria’s failure to qualify in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia last year, winning their second African title wipes away their tears of heartbreak and disappointment. After an impressive run in the 2014 World Cup, hopes were…

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Women’s World Cup: United States vs France Quarterfinals Preview

The 2019 Women’s FIFA World Cup Quarterfinals showdown between the United States and France is set. France is in the quarterfinals for the third straight time while the U.S. is in the quarterfinals for the eighth straight time. This is a match that had been anticipated before the beginning of the tournament. In other words,…

CONCACAF Gold Cup: Three Keys For USMNT Retaining The Title

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team is set to defend their CONCACAF Gold Cup title. The U.S. is co-hosting the tournament alongside Costa Rica and Jamaica. The tournament begins on the 15th of June and for the first time ever, the tournament will feature 16 teams. With a win the USMNT would secure their…

Women’s World Cup: Three Keys For USWNT Retaining The Title

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is less than a month away. The United States Women’s National Team is looking to defend and retain their title. The USWNT is looking to be the second team in Women’s World Cup history to win back-to-back titles. They’re seeking to add a fourth star to the jersey. Earlier…

Home Field Advantage: Does it Exist?

Home field advantage is a trope we hear regularly. It leads us to term some stadiums and arenas as, ‘fortresses,’ or, ‘impenetrable.’ In fact, home field advantage is something that traces a long way back. Niccolo Macchiavelli wrote about it in his military treatise, “The Prince.” Macchiavelli observed that, during times of war, nations and…

Top Five Sports Video Game Soundtracks

Think of video game soundtracks as icing on a cake. It doesn’t determine if the cake is enjoyable or not, but it sure does help. Let’s take a look at five of the best video game soundtracks of the sports genre. *Disclaimer*. All of the early 2000s game soundtracks will be placed in the Honorable…