Soccer

Giase: Missing out financially is Mike Petke’s only regret as Red Bulls defender heads into retirement

I don’t think any other player could be a fan favorite both in NY/NJ and in D.C. “I’m sure a lot of Red Bull supporters don’t want to hear this, but I absolutely loved my time in D.C.,” Petke said. “It was such a wild ride, something every player should experience. Having experienced that, I …

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Economic View – Leveling the Playing Field, in Soccer and Finance – NYTimes.com

Refereeing a soccer game is not much different than regulating the financial industry.  There are a lot of parallels in how you would want to set up both systems to be fair and efficient. The first is that the regulator — in this case, the referee — is fallible. So the rules should make the …

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Best 2010 World Cup Preview

Easily one of the best previews for this year' World Cup, worth a read. Argentina has the world’s best player in Lionel Messi, and lots of other talent. They also have a coach, the legendary Diego Maradona, who is bat-shit crazy. World Cup Preview