The Orion

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Former Wildcat finds success around the world

Jason Spies

September 1, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

Since graduating from Chico State in 2014, Luis “Louie” Martinez has taken his game around the world.The 25-year-old Wildcat alumnus played five years for Chico State helping the men's soccer team reach the NCAA Tournament in 2013 and win its first-round game against Seattle Pacific. Gett...

Soccer fans should support domestic teams, not European

Soccer fans should support domestic teams, not European

Dariush Azmoudeh

May 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

Today I want to talk about a problem faced among many American soccer fans โ€” the "Eurosnob." Urban Dictionary defines Eurosnobs as fake soccer fans from the United States that only hop on the bandwagon and support European powerhouses rather than their local or domestic soccer clubs. Eurosnob...

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

College soccer needs to adapt to remain relevant

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 28, 2015


Filed under Soccer, Sports

I grew up watching soccer throughout my life. I always thought the rules were simple. I knew that NCAA rules were usually different from the professional league โ€” like in basketball and football โ€” but when I came to Chico, I realized how weird the rules for soccer were. The main NCAA soccer rule that tic...

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