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Leading researcher seeks to uncover consequences of repetitive head impacts in soccer



Anyone who’s paid attention to sports over the past two decades has heard of CTE. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy has dominated headlines ever since the tragic deaths of numerous former athletes, mostly football and hockey players, whose lives were affected by brain injuries sustained over a lifetime of sports. Research in the causes of CTE has…

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Greg Oldfield is a teacher, coach, and writer from the Philadelphia area. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in Barrelhouse, Maudlin House, Carve, and the Under Review, among others. He also writes for the Florida Cup and Florida Citrus Sports. In 2023, he received an award for Best Column from the United Soccer Coaches for his story "A Philadelphia Soccer Hollywood Story." His work can also be found at

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