Category 2018

Why Saving Lockhart Is A Chance Worth Taking – A Case For FXE Futbol

Editors note: This is a special column from Derek Reese, the President of Flight 19, the soccer supporters group of the Fort Lauderdale Strikers who currently manage Himmarshee Football Club. In the interest of full disclosure I sit on the F19 board. Earlier this week I penned this story for The Yanks are Coming on […]

Fort Lauderdale’s Lockhart decision: Beckham’s MLS plans vs plucky upstart FXE Futbol

Editors Note: We’re honored at The Florida Squeeze to have this contribution from one of the deans of soccer journalism in the United States. Jeff Rusnak has covered men’s and women’s soccer at all levels from the 1980’s onward and was for years my window to the world’s game through a south Florida lens when […]

A Star is Born: Beautiful and Flawed

A “Star is Born” goes to the heart of what is what is killing music.  Technology, commercial interests and over-produced songs have crushed an art form that formerly captured human emotion and elevated the soul. If video killed the radio star in the 1980s then reality television stomped out any integrity or creativity that remained. […]

Movie Review: Vice

Adam McKay isn’t a conventional director. Dick Cheney was far from a conventional pol or bureaucrat. With this in mind, moviegoers expecting a classic docudrama that paints a sympathetic portrait of its subject would be sorely disappointed. So would those expecting classic cinematography. But for the rest of us, Vice is gem if you can […]

FSU, USF and Miami used unfavorable road scheduling to build programs

Read more – Will UCF answer the bell? For all the hand-wringing by UCF about respect and the desire to being given home-and-home series by UF Neil Blackmon has properly outlined in his outstanding piece, it has to be pointed out the process taken by Miami, Florida State and most recently South Florida to gain […]

Will UCF answer the bell?

Read more: How FSU, Miami and South Florida scheduled to build national profiles. Editors note: We’re proud to welcome Neil Blackmon to the TFS team. Neil has been a confidante and close friend of TFS founder Kartik Krishnaiyer for many years both politically and in the world of American soccer. Neil who is a distinguished […]

Holiday book recommendation: Poisoning of the Press and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture.

The Trump Presidency with its attacks on the media, these last few campaign cycle sand the 24-hour cable news channels combined with Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, are the tipping point of the political press being poisoned we’ve been told. Or perhaps this is just the latest chapter in the evolution toward a completely scandal-driven, personality-based brand […]