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[OP-ED]: Neymar, the most expensive player in the history of soccer, is already focusing in Russia 2018

 08/11/2017 - 15:22
Brazilian striker Neymar Jr during his official presentation to the public as PSG player prior to the French Ligue 1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Amiens SC at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France. EFE

It is true no other country has won the World Cup more times than Brazil (5), but it is also true the South American powerhouse has not conquered the world of soccer since 2002.

Plain Text Author: 
Rafael Cervera

¿En copa o en cono?

 07/31/2017 - 07:20
Un camión de Mister Softee en Florida. Foto: Wikimedia

Hay helados para todos los gustos, pero la cuestión es siempre la misma: ¿en cono o en copa? En 1956 dos hermanos de Filadelfia decidieron expandir el dichoso dilema veraniego a todas las calles del país al crear Mister Softee, la empresa de venta ambulante de ‘softees” más popular de EEUU.

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[OP-ED]: Take this taco and make it your own

 06/30/2017 - 11:32
Gustavo Arellano, author of “Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.” said: “[It is laughable] that white people aren’t supposed to -- pick your word -- rip off or appropriate or get ‘inspired’ by Mexican food, that comida mexicana is a sacrosanct tradition only Mexicans and the white girls we marry can participate in.

Picture this: Taco fixins in a tortilla cone. A flour tortilla cone, no less. 

It comes to you courtesy of a new Food Network explainer video titled “Taco Cones are the New Tacos” in which a young Asian-American woman demonstrates how to “eat two tacos at the same time” by baking tortillas into an ice cream cone shape, filling them with ground beef and adding toppings.

An American in Cuba: Taking in Havana's cultural and culinary offerings

 05/18/2017 - 11:02
La figura casi mítica de José Martí está presente en la idiosincracia del pueblo cubano. Aquí su estatua en el Parque Central de La Habana. Foto: Eli Siegel. 

Navigating the cultural divide in a country once off limits for American visitors can be tricky, but with travel restrictions lowered thanks to President Obama's changes and a bit of preparation Americans can now enjoy the capital city's wide variety of cultural delights like a native. 

Plain Text Author: 
Eli Siegel

[OP-ED]: All Spain has fallen in love with midfielder Isco

 05/12/2017 - 12:33
Real Madrid midfielder Isco Alarcón celebrates his goal, first of the team against Atletico Madrid, during the return leg of the Champions League semifinals. EFE

Nobody doubts the skill level of Francisco Alarcón “Isco” since he was selected in 2012 as the Golden Boy: Europe’s top Under 21 soccer player. Despite being born in Benalmádena in Málaga, the finesse midfielder was developed in Valencia’s farm system, but the club let him go back to his native province not wanting to renew his contract in 2011.

Plain Text Author: 
Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: Finally FIFA succeeds with instant video review

 03/31/2017 - 15:46
German referee Felix Zwayer (r) during an international friendly match against Spain at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, near Paris (France). EFE

Geoff Hurst’ goal in the championship game of the 1966 World Cup or Diego Maradona’s hand score in the 1986 World Cup. Without going that far in time everybody remembers Sergio Ramos’ goal in an offside position in the last Champions League final contest or, less than a month ago the penalty kick awarded to Barcelona for a non-existing foul on Luis Suárez by a Paris Saint-Germain defender…

Plain Text Author: 
Rafael Cervera

[OP-ED]: Christian Pulisic: German Cup Champion

 06/02/2017 - 15:06
Frankfurt's Slobodan Medojevic (L) in action against Dortmund's Christian Pulisic (R) during the German DFB Cup final soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany. EFE

I still remember it very well. It happened in Dortmund on the last Tuesday of September, during the typical Champions League night in which Borussia hosted defending champion Real Madrid. Christian Pulisic was amazing. He came from the bench with only 17 minutes remaining, replacing Ousmane Dembélé’s, and turned things around 180 degrees. 

Plain Text Author: 
Rafael Cervera

El Mundial de Filadelfia: El plan de Kenney para unir a una ciudad

 03/16/2016 - 16:22

El gobierno de Filadelfia está planeando llevar a cabo un torneo de fútbol este año donde las diferentes culturas de la ciudad estarán representadas en la cancha. La misión es unir a las comunidades de inmigrantes a través del juego bonito.

Plain Text Author: 
Martin Martinez