The Lance

“Pay-to-play” guarantees a mediocre future for American soccer

According to a Utah State study, club soccer can cost up to $5,500.

by William Quansah and Francisco Palacios

September 30, 2019

Many youth soccer players who dream of representing the U.S. at the World Cup stage should just hang up their cleats now. It won't happen for them.  The 10-year-old who puts on a Ravens jersey to trick-or-treat really might have a chance of becoming an NFL player--this is not the case for the kid across the...

U.S. soccer fans should be excited as they look toward 2026

Weston McKennie, Christian Pulisic, and Tyler Adams are among the NT's rising stars.

by William Quansah and Warren Stewart

January 25, 2019

The last couple of years have been tough for supporters of the U.S. Men’s national team(USMNT). Having been without a coach for almost a year, a lack of consistency in performances, and not being able to qualify for the World Cup in Russia Summer 2018, there’s been a decline in interest by the American public, and fans have become discouraged. Despite these setbac...

Drama experiences the magic of Disney World

The illumination of Cinderellas castle in Magic Kingdom

by Jacob Blue, Editor

November 26, 2018

I used to make fun of people who worshiped Disney World. They’d say things like how their whole family goes every year and that they all wear matching shirts with Disney characters on them. Now that I have been to Disney with the marching band and drama, I am a Mickey ear wearing, FastPass prepa...

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