Stories from William Troop
As an editor at The World, I'm crashing against a deadline almost all the time that I'm in the newsroom, editing content for The World's many daily stories. When I get a chance, though, I like to report on my favorite topic: soccer. OK, actually soccer takes up most of my non-work life, but I'm cool with that.
I also consider myself a citizen of the world and a global nomad. I grew up in Mexico and Italy before moving to the United States for college and beyond. So what better place to work than The World?
That explains why I joined the original team that created The World in 1995. Since then, I've worn almost all the hats in our newsroom: producer, director, correspondent and editor. Before joining the team in Boston, I was a producer and editor at National Public Radio, and news director at NPR member station WAMU in Washington.
Brazilians were told Rio was already prepped for an Olympics, but this seems far from the truth.
Several Cuban athletes have defected over the past few weeks, despite warmer relations between the US and Cuba. The Cuban team at the Gold Cup soccer tournament was especially affected.
A new soccer star is joining the Los Angeles Galaxy, and Mexican American fans there are excited for a change. How the arrival of Giovani Dos Santos could signal a new era for Major League Soccer in L.A.
The disgraced world leaders of soccer had the future right before them in Canada: Younger fans, a more enjoyable game, no controversies. But will they begin to treat women soccer players as equals?
If the governing body of soccer wants to regain the respect of fans, it needs to move quickly after the announced resignation of its embattled president Sepp Blatter. Here are 5 steps FIFA can take right now to begin to reform itself after decades of corruption allegations.