The 2026 World Cup


The US men’s national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, but this year’s despair was turned into 2026’s glory, as the United States, along with Mexico and Canada, was awarded the right to host the globe’s most popular sporting event eight years from now.
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The politics of sports

Locker Room Talk

This past summer, both worlds collided on my Instagram, of all places. I was scrolling through my feed when I came across a picture of the team smiling behind a grinning Trump, holding a No. 45 presidential Cubs jersey.
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An Ode to Losing

It’s a sad reality of life: If someone is winning, someone else must consequently be losing. With all joy comes heartbreak — it’s something we all know. The NCAA Tournament just brings it into sharp relief.
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