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NYC Supporter Spotting: March 2016

NYC Supporter Spotting: March 2016

By David Brand This past month, I took a brief Supporter Spotting excursion to Omaha, Nebraska to document heartland footballing trends.  From the plane, I watched dormant corn fields, etched…

NYC Supporter Spotting: February 2016

NYC Supporter Spotting: February 2016

By David Brand A quick summary of my 2016 Supporter Spotting project: I am documenting all of the soccer apparel I see in and around New York City and compiling…

NYC Supporter Spotting: January 2016

NYC Supporter Spotting: January 2016

New Yorker David Brand has developed a strange new hobby similar to trainspotting. We’ll let him explain.. One evening in December, I stood inside a crowded A train headed…

The Hidden World Cup

The Hidden World Cup

By David Brand Shortly after the final whistle sealed Costa Rica’s 2-2 draw with South Korea in the second Group E match of the Women’s World Cup…

End Of The Line For My World Cup Tour Of NYC

End Of The Line For My World Cup Tour Of NYC

By David Brand Two hours before the 2014 World Cup began I had already been kicked out of two restaurants.  I was about to embark on a month-long journey…

The World Meets Along 116th Street

The World Meets Along 116th Street

By David Brand The world meets along 116th Street, a wonderful demonstration of New York City’s ethnically and economically blended culture. During the first two weeks of the World…

How NYC Experienced The 2014 World Cup

How NYC Experienced The 2014 World Cup

By David Brand I’ll never forget Asamoah Gyan at the 2010 World Cup. One day he was a national hero and six days later he was a prone, helpless…