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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. About Last Night: The Bitin’ Bandit Returns!

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were jet-setting down to Brazil like some kind of hipster hotshot, leaving About Last Night in the hands of an unstable sociopath, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: * Uruguay defeated Italy, 1-0, in World Cup action,...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. Tico-Taka: Costa Rica’s Amazing Run to the World Cup Knocko...

    Noah Davis

    In a World Cup defined by vibrant, attacking soccer, the biggest surprise is a tiny Central American nation featuring one of the best goalkeepers in the Spanish league and an impenetrable five-man back line. Costa Rica is, somehow, very much for real...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  7. World Cup Players to Know: Costa Rica's Keylor Navas

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    There's a famous bit in Eduardo Galeano's brilliant Soccer in Sun and Shadow about what a joyless vacuum being a goalkeeper is. "Never leaving the goal, his only company the three posts," Galeano write...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  8. The Quiet Tragedy of Alvaro Saborío’s World Cup Inju...

    Graham Parker

    I want to talk about the World Cup and injuries. And no, not the speculation about whether Luis Suarez will get well soon, or the unhealthy interest in Mario Balotelli's tender groin currently sweeping Italy. I don't want t...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  9. Questions and Answers Surrounding the USMNT's Loss in Costa Rica ...

    Noah Davis

    So, the United States men's national team went to another tiny Central American nation in World Cup qualifying and lost, falling 3-1 to Costa Rica on Friday night. I thought we were done with this type of ridiculousness. Short answer: no. Medium a...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  10. About Last Weekend: Shrunk-Down Giants

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy building something with your hands, ensconced in the majesty of nature, allowing the last rays of summer sun to shine down upon your shirtless back, like a nerd, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: In a Sunday ni...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  11. The USMNT Gets a Brek, Advances in Gold Cup

    Noah Davis

    The United States men's national team only needed a tie against Costa Rica at East Hartford's Rentschler Field, but did one better as a late goal by second-half substitute Brek Shea gave the Americans a 1-0 victory in their third and final group stag...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  12. Men in Blazers: Special Guest Jurgen Klinsmann

    Men in Blazers

    With Michael Davies away, Rog goes solo, welcoming USMNT coach Jurgen Klinsmann to the pod. Fresh from the March of the Penguins win against Costa Rica, and a gutsy draw in the Azteca thunderdome, Klinsmann candidly discusses his own identity, manage...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  13. Snow Blind: The USMNT Overcomes the Elements (and Costa Rica)

    Noah Davis

    Panic is mostly a matter of perception. The situation before the United States men's national team took the field at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Friday night was this: With eight matches remaining in a 10-game tournament, the Americans — who ...

    Blog | March 25, 2013