BY STEVE BRENNER IN NEW YORK
Dr. Steven Fisher has a decision to make.
It’s an agonizing one.
Working in the Emergency Room & Trauma Center of the Abington Memorial Hospital in Pennsylvania, he’s seen enough concussion victims to last a lifetime.
Yet, as the summer begins to edge closer and the football season lurches into view, his 11 year-old son will beg the question: Dad, can I play?
BY STEVE BRENNER
The news came as a shock yet was anyone really surprised?
Chris Borland, one of the rookies of the year and San Francisco 49ers linebacker, called time on his NFL career last week at the sprightly young age of just 24.
Fearful of receiving the kind of brutal head injury which has seen a depressing swathe of former players either kill themselves or struggle through life with a host of physical and mental problems , Borland bravely took his future into his own hands.
FROM STEVE BRENNER IN ORLANDO
Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are facing an uphill battle in the Orlando popularity stakes this weekend.
Disney World is a real life Magic Kingdom for millions yet not even the grandest of shows or white knuckle rides will match the atmosphere in the creaking, cavernous Citrus Bowl on Sunday afternoon.
A sell-out crowd of 62,000 will make their way downtown to witness Orlando City, led out by Brazilian legend Kaka, in their inaugural MLS match against another fellow newcomer in the shape of NYCFC.It’s an opening day fixture to get the marketing men salivating.
FROM STEVE BRENNER IN NEW YORK
The beginning of Major League Soccer’s 20th season cannot come quickly enough for its newest, and arguably most talked about, member.
Ever since Manchester City announced that NYCFC would help form the American branch of the all-encompassing City Football Group (CFG) , huge doubts of skepticism have rained over the Big Apple and beyond.