Matt Niksa

Paul Goldstein’s return to the Farm

Paul Goldstein ‘98 will always be a Stanford alumnus. The cardinal red hue on all of his Stanford athletic uniforms and jerseys runs through his veins. Many may remember Paul Goldstein as a standout men’s doubles player on the professional circuit, when he rose in the doubles rankings to 40th in 2007. However, for Stanford…

Niksa: Final Thoughts on the 2014 World Cup, Part II

In continuing the conversation about this 2014 World Cup, a talking point heading into this tournament was the officiating, particularly because of what happened in South Africa four years ago. To say that the 2010 World Cup was a display of inadequate refereeing would be a gross understatement.

Niksa: Final thoughts on 2014 World Cup, Part 1

When the last of the fireworks at the World Cup closing ceremony had disappeared into the night, I turned off my TV and immediately opened my laptop to type this column. The World Cup had just ended, and I had witnessed a hard-fought, nerve-racking World Cup final that saw the unbreakable Germans narrowly eke out…

Niksa: Defining the USMNT’s bittersweet World Cup ending

“I don’t think there’s any doubt about [Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s impact on team] and I think the players would agree. We’re still building and it’s obviously disappointing not to get a little further here. It’s no longer the case that we’re happy just to be in the second round. We want to advance, the players…
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