Women in Soccer, Chicago Fire ‘Keeper Debate and “Puto”

National Women’s Day

Since today is International Women’s Day, I thought I’d use this edition of my semi-weekly Musing column to write about gender equality among soccer fans and players.  Did you know that FC Dallas has female capos?  I did not know this until I read this great piece in What a Howler written by Gaby Kirschner.  Gaby’s piece, linked below, identifies some of the following negative and positive points. Continue reading

Jalil Anibaba: Past, Present, and Future

Young Jalil wearing the badge of Los Rojiblancos last fall. (photo: clubatleticomadrid.com)

Chicago Fire defender Jalil Anibaba wore the badge of Los Rojiblancos last fall in Madrid. (photo: clubatleticomadrid.com)

On The Fire’s contributing writer Rob Thompson recently sat down with Jalil Anibaba to discuss the young defender’s development, his training stint with Atlético Madrid, and the upcoming 2013 season.

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