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Recommended Reading: Duty, Draft and Collapse

by on 27 December 2016

This round of recommended reading covers military minutiae, playing soccer when the only eyes watching are prying, quantitative analysis, the recent Expansion Draft, and the rapid decline of the New York Cosmos.


Joe Greenspan’s military service creates a unique situation for Minnesota United
Brad Omland, E Pluribus Loonum

The soccer-star refugees of Eritrea
Alexis Okeowo, The New Yorker

Pierre Mony: the footballer so popular he got away with murder
Paul Brown, The Guardian

Forget everything you think you know about goal kicks
Jared Young, American Soccer Analysis

Expansion draft finally delivers sense of momentum to Minnesota
Paul Tenorio, FourFourTwo

Armchair Analyst: Explaining the moves made in the Expansion Draft
Matthew Doyle, MLS

Drafts, DPs and beyond: How the 2016 MLS Cup finalists built their rosters
Charles Boehm, MLS

No Regrets: O’Brien insists state of NASL catalyst behind Cosmos’ moves
Jake Nutting, Empire of Soccer

Injured, isolated and broke, Guenzatti struggles in post-Cosmos world
Dave Martinez, Empire of Soccer

Twice in a Lifetime: The Collapse of the New York Cosmos
Bill Archer, Big Soccer