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07.17.2014 | | Posted at 12:00 PM

A contest where golf meets soccer

By Nathaniel Scharping
FootGolf, another permutation of plain old ball-and-club golf, is making its way into Milwaukee. Joining other golf alternatives such as archery and Frisbee golf, FootGolf is played with a soccer ball and your own foot, and the goal is to sink the ball into a hole roughly a foot and a half in diameter in as few kicks as possible. Players kick from a tee just as in regular golf and navigate vario...
06.17.2014 | | Posted at 02:00 PM

The Nomad and surrounding bars pack in a crowd for America's first match

By Nathaniel Scharping
Soccer has had a traditionally low profile in the U.S., but you wouldn’t know it from how fans turned out at area bars to watch Monday’s World Cup game. Whether they were lifelong enthusiasts or just caught up in the excitement of one of the world’s largest sports competitions, Milwaukee’s soccer fan base came out in droves for America’s first match against Ghana. Brady Street was the...
06.05.2014 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Nathaniel Scharping
As the World Cup swings into gear in Brazil, Milwaukee will play host to another kind of futbol. The World Futsal Fest is being held at the Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Kern Center, from June 12-14. Futsal, a close cousin of soccer, is played by five-man teams on an indoor court. The smaller dimensions and hard floor create a much faster-paced and more aggressive game, requiring technical p...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012
The Olympic marathon has ended for bleary-eyed fans who tried to navigate through hundreds of TV hours. The Observers' viewing was more of a middle-distance jaunt, but that doesn't mean they've run short on commentary...
05.17.2012 | | Posted at 02:05 PM
By Nicole
Playing most of the game two men down due to ejections proved too much for the younger Milwaukee Bavarians team as they fell to the Des Moines Menace in the First Round of the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The game was delayed in starting by 45 minutes due to inclement weather and delayed again at halftime for more rain and lightning. It also went into overtime and was delayed when the sprinkle...