Wales Continue to Inspire in Euro 2016 Campaign

The Welsh National Football Team have made it to to semifinals of their first ever European Championships following their 3-1 defeat of no.2 in the world, Belgium, in what many Welsh fans have deemed to be their “greatest ever victory”. … More Wales Continue to Inspire in Euro 2016 Campaign

US Rue Missed Chances as Colombia Claim Third at Copa America

The United States Men’s National Team looked to close out their Copa America campaign on a positive note coming into their third place match with Colombia, as they sought their highest ever finish in the tournament since 1995 where they finished in fourth place, while Colombia looked to achieve their highest finish since 2001 when … More US Rue Missed Chances as Colombia Claim Third at Copa America

Euro 2016 Group Stage Recap, Look Forward to Knockout Rounds

The knockout stages of the 2016 European Championships begin today following what has been an eventful first round of group stage play. It has been an especially memorable tournament for the countries of Albania, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Hungary, and Iceland, all of whom who are either competing in the competition for … More Euro 2016 Group Stage Recap, Look Forward to Knockout Rounds

Did You Know? On This Day in History…

On June 23, 1845, a joint resolution of the Congress of Texas voted in favor of annexation by the United States. The leaders of the republic first voted for annexation in 1836, soon after gaining independence from Mexico, but the U.S. Congress was unwilling to admit another state that permitted slavery. Sam Houston, commander of the Texas army during the fight for independence from Mexico and the first president of the Republic of Texas, was a strong advocate of annexation. … More Did You Know? On This Day in History…

US Outmatched, Outclassed in Copa America Semifinal Match Against Argentina

Coming off the back of a gritty and hard fought 2-1 win over no.13 ranked Ecuador in their quarterfinal match of the Copa America, the US men’s national team had the monumental task of taking down the top ranked team in the world, Argentina. … More US Outmatched, Outclassed in Copa America Semifinal Match Against Argentina

Poetry: The Thorn

“There is a Thorn—it looks so old,
In truth, you’d find it hard to say
How it could ever have been young,
It looks so old and grey.
Not higher than a two years’ child
It stands erect, this aged Thorn;
No leaves it has, no prickly points;
It is a mass of knotted joints,
A wretched thing forlorn.
It stands erect, and like a stone
With lichens is it overgrown. … More Poetry: The Thorn