Meet the NYC Soccer Ambassador For Whom Football Is Therapy, Passion and Profession

Mpande Simelane is a true ambassador for New York City soccer. He’s a man who understands soccer’s power for uniting people and he has his finger on the pulse of the city’s soccer scene. Every Monday night, you can catch him pacing the sidelines at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5, where he oversees the NY… Continue reading Meet the NYC Soccer Ambassador For Whom Football Is Therapy, Passion and Profession

Community amid the “humillación mundial”

The Match: Spain v. The Netherlands in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final The Date: Friday, June 13 The Venue: La Nacional, 239 West 14th St. in Manhattan I lived in Madrid and taught English in the suburb of Getafe for about a year. I arrived in Spain knowing approximately zero Spanish, but I was very cocky and… Continue reading Community amid the “humillación mundial”