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  1. The Reducer: The World Cup Is Finally Here

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi gets sick before soccer matches. He threw up at the beginning of a game between Argentina and Romania in March. He dry heaved during a match against Slovenia this past Saturday. Nobody knows why this happens - not Mess...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. The USMNT World Cup Draw: It's Not a Group of Death, It's a Group...

    Chris Ryan

    Are you feeling down about the United States men's national team World Cup group draw? Do you feel like some global conspiracy plopped Jurgen Klinsmann's boys into the Group of Death? Are you already having dark, twisted fantasies about the U.S. squa...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  3. Borussia Dortmund, Napoli, and the Fall of Europe's Hipster Sweet...

    Chris Ryan

    Today in the UEFA Champions League, in Group F, the group of death, some club is gonna die. With Arsenal in control on nine points — close to the 10 points Alex Ferguson always said would get a club to the knockout stages — there remains ...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  4. USA vs Mexico World Cup Qualifier retro diary

    Chris Ryan

    A 0-0 draw? At Azteca, the U.S. men's national team — and Jurgen Klinsmann — will take it.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  5. We the Pharaohs: A New Doc Chronicling Bob Bradley's Time in Egyp...

    Chris Ryan

    Well, this looks pretty fantastic. We the Pharaohs chronicles former USMNT manager Bob Bradley's time in Egypt as he attempts to lead its national side to its first World Cup in more than 20 years. Bradley's tenure as Pharaohs manager has happened to...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  6. What If Hockey Games Were Called by Soccer Announcers?

    Chris Ryan

    This! This is what would happen if hockey were called by soccer announcers! Shouts to the Internet. (h/t Puck Daddy and Donnie Kwak (@KwakaFlocka)....

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  7. Chris Ryan's The Reducer: Spain seals its place in history

    Chris Ryan

    Spain defeat Italy and cement themselves as the greatest national team of all time.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  8. Euro 2012 Semifinals Preview

    Chris Ryan

    Last time around, I did a preview of the quarterfinals. I picked Germany, Portugal, France, and Italy. If my success rate at crossing the street was as good as my success rate at picking knockout soccer matches, I would be dead. So let's take a look ...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  9. USMNT Chunk Up the Deuce at Italy

    Chris Ryan

    Here are three takeaways from the United States' historic, 1-0 victory over Italy in Genoa on Wednesday: The Clint Administration: It goes without saying that Clint Dempsey, who scored the only goal of the match, is the best active American socce...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  10. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan

    1. Sam Bradford, Thrives on Pressure (He'd Better!) Bill Simmons gives the Rams quarterback a really heartwarming pep talk: "Hey, Sam? Your Rams are about to trade the electric, 4.41-running, Heisman-winning, acronym-nickname-ready franchise-saving ...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  11. Your Weekend Soccer Guide: El Clasico Edition

    Chris Ryan

    Here's your guide to all of this weekend's best soccer action from around the globe. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Where: Santiago Bernabeu When: Saturday, 4:00 p.m EST (GOLTV, ESPND) What's At Stake: According to Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff,...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  12. Your Weekend Soccer Guide

    Chris Ryan

    Here's your guide to all of this weekend's best soccer action from around the globe. Newcastle vs. Chelsea Where: Sports Direct Arena (even though St. James' Park sounds better) When: 7:45 a.m. EST Saturday What's At Stake: Andre Villas-Boas' e...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  13. Your Weekend Soccer Guide

    Chris Ryan

    Here's your guide to all of this weekend's best soccer action from around the globe. Bayern Munich vs. Borussia Dortmund Where: Allianz Arena When: Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EST What's At Stake: The Bundesliga? Sort of! First-place Bayern welcome d...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  14. Must Watch: The German National Soccer Team In Reverse

    Chris Ryan

    So this is pretty mind blowing. Above is an Adidas commerical, brought to our attention by Men In Blazers' own Roger Bennett. Like a football version of The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, it features the German national team, including the likes of...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  15. Q&A: Dancing With the Stars' Hope Solo Sizes Up Her Competition

    Chris Ryan

    This summer we all fell in love with the U.S. women's national soccer team as we cheered them on through their nail-biting run to the Women's World Cup final. And perhaps no player from that team captured the country's imagination like goalkeeper Hop...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  16. The Klinsmann Variations

    Chris Ryan

    The U.S. men's national soccer team drew with its rival, Mexico, 1-1 in an international friendly on Wednesday night at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field. The game might have ended in a tie, but in the hands of new USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann, ...

    Blog | August 11, 2011