A World of Success

BY PEYTON FINE With World Cup experience and young players, the Crimson hopes to build on last year’s accomplishments. For the Harvard women’s soccer team, last season ended on a low note with a playoff loss to Boston University. After going undefeated in Ivy League play and winning the Ivy League Championship, the Crimson fell to the BU Terriers in the first round of the NCAA playoff. However, Harvard was and continues to be a team on the rise. Despite possessing the 2013 Ivy League Rookie of the Year in Margaret “Midge” Purce, who was also named the 2013 Ivy …






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High Stakes and High Price Tags

Real Madrid may not get its money’s worth. The only guarantee you get in the game of soccer is that things never stay the same: one flick of the ankle, a divot in front of the goalkeeper, or, sometimes, a hundred million dollar check can change everything. Wipe the slate clean and start all over again. Take Real Madrid, the traditional toast of European club football, who boast a record nine victories in the Champions League Final, not to mention thirty-one La Liga trophies. Last year, Real finished runners-up to Barcelona in Spain and advanced into the Knockout Rounds of …






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