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Why Montreal forward Andrew Wenger is smarter than us

01 January 1:29 pm

Why Montreal forward Andrew Wenger is smarter than us

By Greg Lalas

When he selected as the #1 overall pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, everyone knew Andrew Wenger was a smart player.

At Duke, he moved from forward to center back and back again, succeeding at both positions. He also possessed some serious academic bona fides, being named to the Academic All-America first team in 2011 and the Academic All-ACC team three times .

Well, turning pro and scoring a goal or two for the Montreal Impact hasn't changed his academic determination. He recently contributed an essay to the "Soccer Politics" blog, a site organized and managed by Duke students under the guidance of Professor Laurent Dubois.

Here's Wenger, in his own words, explaining what his essay on UEFA's Financial Fair Play is about:  

This post will first investigate how the idea of Financial Fair Play (FFP) was created.  I will examine what some European Leagues already do to curb financial delinquency.  The post will then gloss over concerns skeptics have of the new regulations before delving into how the regulations are structured and how they will be governed.  This will be followed by questions pertaining to how UEFA will be able to achieve their desired goals that FFP is supposed to achieve.  Finally, it will discuss critiques and suggestions meant to improve the current FFP model.

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