From Our Students

A new home for D.C. United
Aug 3, 2018

A new home for D.C. United

Beyond the decade of grunt work devoted to location selection, political negotiations and market research, it took about $250 million in private funds, plus $150 million in public contributions, for D.C. to finally get a permanent soccer venue.

For soccer’s newest hotbed, look due south
Aug 3, 2018

For soccer’s newest hotbed, look due south

Picture 70,000 screaming fans, packed into a shining jewel of a football stadium, watching the world’s game. Is this St. Petersburg, Russia? Sochi? Nizhny Novgorod? Nope. This year’s FIFA World Cup host cities don’t have anything on Atlanta.

Profile: ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman
Jul 31, 2018

Profile: ESPN soccer analyst Taylor Twellman

Merrill alum Robbie Greenspan chronicles the career of soccer player-turned-analyst Taylor Twellman, from the University of Maryland to Major League Soccer to ESPN.

Review: Love Means Zero
Jul 31, 2018

Review: Love Means Zero

Merrill alum Josh Needelman reviews Showtime’s documentary film “Love Means Zero,” which focuses on the career of successful but abrasive tennis coach Nick Bollettieri.

Friendship Games: Podcasts
Jun 29, 2018

Friendship Games: Podcasts

Reporters Julia Karron, Joe Malandruccolo and Chloe Pavlech share their experiences from the 2018 Friendship Games in Eilat, Israel, in podcast form.

Friendship Games: Student-run Irish team enjoys ride
Jun 29, 2018

Friendship Games: Student-run Irish team enjoys ride

Ireland’s barriers to entry for the Friendship Games included lack of funding, lack of interest in basketball and no coach. But the team from Trinity College of Dublin is at the tournament and making the most of its experience.