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  1. Roma Holiday: How the Italian Club Became a Champions League Cont...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Roma are a really good soccer team. This shouldn't be surprising. They are, after all, the biggest team in the biggest city in Italy. It's easy to shrug and say, "Of course Roma are the second-best team in Serie A. They are Roma.&quo...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Inside Out

    Brian Phillips

    "I don't do well with claustrophobic situations." That's Landon Donovan, talking in "The Finish Line," the new Grantland Features series on his imminent retirement from soccer, about the aftermath of his most famous goal...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  3. We Went There: Landon Donovan’s USMNT Curtain Call

    Noah Davis

    Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, is a throwback to another time in the history of American soccer. The concrete stands, with section-long, aluminum-backed bench seats; the half-full stands at kickoff; the faded football yard lines peak...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  4. Burning Questions About the Falcao Loan and Manchester United...

    Mike L. Goodman

    While minding my own business on the Internet, I couldn't help but notice that soccer Twitter seemed to be losing its damn mind. What's up with that? Yesterday was soccer's transfer deadline day, marking the end of th...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  5. Keep It Like a Secret: The Elegant Wonder of ‘The Honorable...

    Chris Ryan

    If you watch enough soccer, you become familiar with the idea of players passing in triangles. It's one of the tenets of possession-based soccer; in order to keep the ball circulating, three players carve open a defense by passing among the...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  6. Premier League Preview: Changes at the Top of the Table

    Mike L. Goodman

    Real, competitive European soccer kicks off this weekend. And while Spidermayang and Germany's Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A may still be a bit off, the Premier League starts on Saturday. We can stop pretending that things like the Inter...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  7. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Celebrated a Goal by Putting on a Spide...

    Borussia Dortmund back? Maybe! Soccer back? Definitely!...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  8. RAPINOE!

    Grantland Staff

    [Via 8BitSports and SBNation] This happened on Wednesday, during Seattle Reign's win over Houston in the National Women's Soccer League. Feel free to peruse some of our drooling over Rapinoe here and here....

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  9. What Matt Besler and Graham Zusi Staying in K.C. Means for Americ...

    Andrew Lewellen

    Imagine this scenario: You grow up playing soccer in a suburb of an American city. You're a talented high school player but not a nationally recognized prospect, and only a few colleges show interest in you. You go to an American university...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  10. The ‘World Cup Is Over, Now What?’ Guide to Soccer

    Mike L. Goodman

    Just because the World Cup is over doesn't mean soccer stops. Soccer never stops; that's one of its biggest appeals. There are so many different teams, leagues, club competitions, and international tournaments that, if you want to...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  11. About Last Weekend: Farewell to the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out how to drink out of a solid gold soccer ball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Mario Götze's extra-time strike gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina in a tens...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  12. A Quick Word About the Klose Constant

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    If you think about soccer too often, and if you do it with the right stereotypes in your head - brutally efficient Germans; playful, unorganized Brazilians - yesterday's game could've conceivably been a dream y...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  13. Germany Has Achieved Fire-Breathing Monster Status at Just the Ri...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It seems a little silly to say that Germany's 7-1 drubbing of Brazil was a perfect storm. These types of results are rare at any level of soccer, let alone the semifinals of the World Cup. The elements had to line up just right, and then th...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  14. The World Cup USMNT Replacement Team Power Rankings

    Mike L. Goodman

    Our team is dead, long live our team. The U.S. has gone home, but that doesn't mean the soccer fun is over at the World Cup. With the quarterfinals starting on Friday, here's your guide to picking a bandwagon to jump on for the re...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  15. Stop Making Sense

    Brian Phillips

    Should we talk about where we've just been? The group stage was one coup after another, a sequence of thrilling games that gradually dismantled the existing order of international soccer. The last two world champions died in their baths. Italy, ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  16. Countdown 2 ‘Sharknado 2’: Your 29-Day Warning, With ...

    Holly Anderson

    July is upon us, the thick of the most glorious time of the year in which to slough off work for personal watercraft activities, televised tennis or soccer, and breaking down newly released footage of the Sharknado sequel. A reminder: It is set to ai...

    Blog | July 01, 2014