The red-clad figure of Ryan Williams steps to the TD Place penalty spot in the 57th minute for Ottawa Fury FC. The home side are trailing Major League Soccer-superpower Toronto FC one-nil on home turf in the Canadian cup semi-final. As Williams, Fury’s 26-year-old English midfielder, stares down TFC goalkeeper Clint Irwin, he’s singularly focused on sliding home his penalty to bring the Fury — massive underdogs in the matchup as a mid-table team in the second-division United Soccer League — level.
CADIZ, Spain—The slight, yellow-draped figure of No. 27 stands stoic near the edge of the 18-yard box. Around him, 13,278 yellow- and blue-clad fans rise as one in collective anticipation. On this sun-drenched pitch in Andalusia, Spain, No. 27—a player by the name of Ortuño—can send his football club into an unlikely promotion playoff with a goal. The stadium falls into a hush.
Note: Feel free to skip through the dry meat and potatoes of this 3,000-word research paper and just read the conclusion, in which I lay out the basic issues, potential remedies and future consequences to the current migration system in global football. It’s at the bottom. Like any human beings on the planet, professional footballers change cities, regions and countries over the course of their lives.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".