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Paris overcomes fear, floods, and David Guetta to start Euro 2016 party

Andrew Gastelum is Howler’s man on the scene for Euro 2016 and will be sharing his experiences in France throughout the tournament. This is his first dispatch. [P]ARIS — “Aye, we made it. Paris, the city of — “ Sirens from a passing police van interjected, drowning out any utterance along the Avenue de New York. “What’s that, doll?” …

What’s Wrong With American Youth Soccer Development

Hint: It’s Not All Jurgen’s Fault Editor’s note: This story appears in the Spring 2016 issue of Howler. You can support the magazine by subscribing here. [I]magine for a moment that you are an octopus. Your sinewy tentacles are extended before you into the jet-black deep, your movement clearly directed in a general heading, but there …

The Unbreakable Mr. Wyss

Oliver Wyss’ American soccer dream has been a winding path, but it might have led the right man to the right place at the right time By John Wilkinson | Photo courtesy of OC Blues FC [O]liver Wyss moved to California in 1994 with a soccer version of the American Dream: to become the first Swiss …

Welcome to the House of Wayne

A brief appraisal of Manchester United’s most prolific, mercurial, semi-forgotten superstar By Kevin Alexander | Photo via Manchester United [L]ast weekend, Wayne Mark Rooney of Croxteth, Liverpool scored two rather unremarkable goals in Manchester United’s rather unremarkable 2–0 victory over Sunderland. The rather remarkable footnote in that is, with those goals, Rooney became the first …