PHOTOS: Northwestern women’s soccer defeats University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports Northwestern women’s soccer faced University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a spring season game on April 24. The Wildcats took an early lead in the first half, thanks to forward Aurea del Carmen’s goal. They continued dominating the rest of the game and scored three more goals in the second half as […]

When school is out, soccer at Chicago Fire youth camps fill void

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports The Chicago Fire Soccer in the Community outreach program fired up recreational soccer camp for children of different age groups and skill levels across the Chicago area on Presidents Day at the Fire Pitch field in Roscoe Village. The program runs holiday camps, summer camps, tournaments and classes to provide […]

Chicago Fire media day connects coaches and players with supporters

By Jake Meister Medill Reports Chicago Fire head coach Raphaël Wicky is trying to build a winning culture for the men’s soccer club that has struggled to find success over the course of the last decade. “The message to the players on the first day was I want a team of passion, and you have to […]

Family in Football: the story of Edgewater Castle FC

By Drake Hills Medill Reports Soccer in Chicago has a new team. With the lack of soccer clubs in the city, many youth players and aspiring professionals seek the suburban neighborhoods to better their skills and play for nationally-recognized clubs. Not only that, the pay-to-play model has left thousands of potential stars in the shadows […]

The Concussion Conundrum

Researchers are still perplexed as to the effects of concussions on female athletes. But a Northwestern duo believes accounting for the menstrual cycle could be the key. By Brittany Callan Medill Reports For rugby player Brittany O’Dell, it took a Will Smith movie to scare her into taking sports injuries seriously. The 2015 true-life film […]

Top Mather High School wrestler conflicted with pull of soccer

By Jaaziah Bethea Two days a week, Mather senior Butoyi Anaclet misses wrestling practices for the sport he truly loves: soccer. It is a tough choice for Anaclet considering he is one of the state’s top wrestlers. “I love soccer so much that I will basically choose it over wrestling any day,” Anaclet said. “The […]

Crooked supporters: the criminal side of Argentine soccer

By Iacopo Luzi and Siying Li In Argentina there is a passion that beats everything else: the passion for soccer. Soccer is the main topic of discussion in almost every bar in Buenos Aires. The first story in newscasts is often the results of the last match. Love of the sport is demonstrated throughout the […]