Christian Araos

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Christian Araos

Published in: The Athletic, Esquire, FourFourTwo US, MLSsoccer, Empire of Soccer, The Island Now


'We're small but mighty': Bermuda's plan to emulate Iceland's World Cup run

Kyle Lightbourne has been involved with Bermudan soccer for 30 years. Lightbourne’s playing career began on the island in the late 80s and ended there in 2009 – in between he had a solid career in England – and he has been managing ever since. Bermuda’s debut in this month’s Concacaf Gold Cup would be the culmination of his life’s work, except his ambitions go further.
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TAM and Uncle Sam: How U.S. Immigration Policy Has Enabled MLS Transfers

Though they are not the first to come to mind, athletes are skilled laborers anytime immigration is discussed. When it comes to pitchers, point guards or programmers, the United States thinks of them all in the same way, as a way to ply your trade. This has always been the case—except for Major League Soccer (MLS).

Arrests in Orlando After Postgame Melee

Three people were arrested after an incident near the Orlando City Stadium involving supporters of New York City FC and Orlando City, the Orlando Police Department and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department said. A Sheriff’s Deputy was hospitalized for injuries sustained during the incident. Video accounts show a postgame brawl on Church Street about one block east of the stadium.
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As NYCFC stadium search continues, a closer look at details behind proposed South Bronx site

It emerged recently that New York City FC is seeking to build a $700 million stadium in the South Bronx as the developer-friendly YIMBY blog obtained a year-old proposal for a site at a rail yard along the Harlem River that the state seeks to develop. NYCFC and its partners acknowledged the proposal but backtracked, stating that it was one of many sites being considered.
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NYCFC fans troubled by a violent, far-right fringe attending matches

Dennis Davila is one of several NYCFC supporters who was also photographed among a crowd of men representing several alt-right groups who participated in the assault of three anti-fascist demonstrators in Manhattan on Oct. 12th.
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Pick a borough: The 4 best hopes for NYCFC's stadium search

A stadium for New York City FC remains but a figment of our imagination, but that may not be the case for very long. A stadium search which has involved more than 35 sites has revealed four standout candidates that are either being considered or have been considered at some point by the club. Ideally, the club can have a stadium built as early as the end of the decade, according to club president Jon Patricof.
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Leaked Emails Reveal CFG Doubts, Strategies on Stadium

A cache of email exchanges among members of the City Football Group reveal their doubts and strategies in the weeks ahead of the team’s launch in May 2013. The emails are part of a trove of messages belonging to the United Arab Emirates‘ Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al Otaiba, were released by the hacker collective GlobalLeaks in early June.
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Abu Dhabi Finances Soccer; Gains Influence in New York City

New York City FC is looking for a permanent home. The club’s search for a stadium will eventually result in them entering a political process in which City Football Group, Abu Dhabi and their politics face scrutiny. Leaked emails released last week showed board members Simon Pearce and Marty Edelman discussing the impact the United Arab Emirates‘ record of human rights abuses could have on their efforts.
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Walk Street Tavern to be sold, renovated

The historic Walk Street Tavern has been sold to a developer pending approval from the Village of New Hyde Park of an extension to a permit that allows the owner to operate a restaurant at the location and the buyer’s ability to get a loan to finance the acquisition, Blank Slate Media has learned...
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Ithaca College student-athletes address LGBT issues on campus

Junior rower Chris Kelley never felt the need to discuss his sexuality during his first semester with the crew team. Kelley made the conscious decision not to come out to his teammates during that first semester, because he said doing so would immediately make him the example of the homophobic language he overheard in the boathouse at the time.
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What We've Learned About Heroin Since Philip Seymour Hoffman OD'd

The FBI, in conjunction with local Italian police, arrested 24 members of the 'Ndrangheta, the Gambino, and Bonnano crime families in one of the largest drug busts in recent memory. Accused of trafficking cocaine and heroin from South America to the U.S. the 'Ndrangheta are new players in the American drug game.
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Roger Goodell Made $44 Million Last Year. The NFL Is Still a Non-Profit.

College presidents, hospital executives and heads of charities all operate services that aim to better the world. You might expect one of them to be the most compensated leader of a non-profit in the US. While the NFL was busy attempting to sue pop star M.I.A. for $16 million because she extended her middle finger during the Super Bowl halftime show in 2012, Goodell made a grand total of $44.2 million in a 12-month period that ended on March 31 of last year, SportsBusiness Daily reports.
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