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  1. We Went There: Team USA Pulls Together Against Brazil

    Jason Gallagher

    Narratives are often exaggerated, or even fabricated, to create interesting story lines, but the dark clouds hovering over Team USA were very real. If you did a Google News search on Team USA heading into their game against Brazil on Saturday in Chic...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. The Ninjas in Brazil

    Amos Barshad

    "Stop. Stop. Stop, stop, stop," Caio says. He's seen something. We're on a side street in Rio de Janeiro - within walking distance of Maracanã Stadium, where Argentina is taking on Bosnia-Herze...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  3. Men in Blazers: Personal World Cup Highlights and Reflecting on G...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo, back from Rio, reflect upon Germany's triumph, elect their Men of the Tournament, and reminisce on their personal highlights from Brazil 2014. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&am...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  4. 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
  5. A Tactical Preview of the World Cup Final

    Mike L. Goodman

    For all the surprises this World Cup has offered up, from Algeria being awesome to Italy and England apparently missing the plane to Brazil in the first place, the final matchup shouldn't come as much of shock. Ge...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  6. Man vs. Machine

    Brian Phillips

    T his can't be happening. At around the moment when Toni Kroos fired Philipp Lahm's cross past the diving Julio Cesar for Germany's third goal against Brazil, that thought started blinking in my brain like the ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  7. World Cup Pass & Move: Semi-Charmed Lives

    Grantland Staff

    Two semifinal matches, one penalty shootout, one plain old one-sided shootout. As the World Cup draws to a close, we look at some of the characters who made the semifinal round so wonderful, weird, glorious, ponderous, and heartbreaking. Chris...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. About Last Night: Tanaka Can’t Cut It

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pitching a soap opera pilot titled Sterling v. Sterling, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: New York starter Masahiro Tanaka was not at his best for the Yankees, who fell to the Cleveland Indians...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  11. World Cup Pass & Move: Weekend Warriors

    Grantland Staff

    This past weekend saw quite a few footballing fireworks in Brazil. There were brilliant tactical decisions, gravely important injuries, near upsets, penalty shootouts, and Mothra landed on James Rodriguez's arm. As a way of looking b...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. About Last Weekend: All About the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy drinking deeply from a single cup shared by everyone in the world, here are the six biggest stories you missed in sports this weekend: Chile pushed Brazil to the brink, but a wayward penalty from the former's Gonzalo Jara ...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  15. World Cup Pass & Move: The Falling Dutchman

    Grantland Staff

    The first weekend of knockout action is in the books. Here's a look back at some of the most interesting games, emerging themes, eye-catching moments, and standout players. Mike L. Goodman: Refereeing a soccer game is more art th...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  16. The World Cup Sweet 16 Power Rankings

    Mike L. Goodman

    If you were vaguely unsettled by the most celebrated loss in the history of U.S. soccer, I've got good news for you. The knockout rounds are here -- no more draws, no more counting points, no more depending on other teams. Win and advance,...

    Blog | June 27, 2014