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  1. 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
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo Is the Best Player in the World (Right Now)

    Chris Ryan

    Cristiano Ronaldo would probably have fought all of Sweden to get Portugal into the World Cup. Turns out he only had to fight 11 of them. And on Tuesday, just outside of Stockholm, he won. Portugal beat Sweden yesterday, 3-2, with all three goals...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  3. Just What Does Wayne Rooney Think He's Doing?

    Chris Ryan

    Regard the Rooney. Here he is, above, in a photograph taken last January, in the act of kissing, or grabbing, his Manchester United badge on his Manchester United jersey, in front of some Manchester United fans, at Manchester City's stadium, the Etih...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  4. Real Madrid and Manchester City's Second Half to Remember

    Chris Ryan

    You guys ... The first half of Real Madrid and Manchester City's Group D (is for "death") was not something you would tell your kids about. The second half? That was a reason to have kids, just to tell them about it, especially the last 10 min...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  5. Euro 2012: Luis Figo Has The Goal Celebration of the Tournament S...

    Chris Ryan

    Here's Portuguese football legend Luis Figo, sitting next to Portuguese football legend Eusebio, at Thursday's Portugal-Czech Republic quarterfinals clash in Warsaw. And here's Luis Figo and Eusebio right after Cristiano Ronaldo's rather definitive h...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  6. The Triangle Podcast: NBA Finals and Euro 2012

    Chris Ryan

    This week on the Triangle Podcast, Robert Mays, my NBA Shootaround brother in arms, joins me to talk about everything NBA Finals-related. We chatted about the pace at which the Thunder play and the almost celestial level at which LeBron James seems t...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  7. Euro 2012 Quarterfinals Preview

    Chris Ryan

    Czech Republic vs. Portugal How They Got Here: Portugal pulled off the unlikely feat — or what seemed an unlikely feat before the tournament — of making it out of Group B, the Group of Death. After a fairly close loss to Germany, 1-0, Pa...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  8. Listen to This Portuguese Announcer Melt Down Over Cristiano Rona...

    Chris Ryan

    You know what play-by-play sports commentary needs more of? LASERS. Here's a Portuguese announcer Nuno Metas's reaction to Cristiano Ronaldo's game-winning, 74th-minute goal against Holland. The 2-1 victory over the Dutch, and Germany's defeat of Den...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  9. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark: Cristiano Ronaldo's La LigaWin...

    Chris Ryan

    He could have celebrated, he could have expressed relief, he could have run over to his teammates or made a bee line to the visitors' bench to embrace his manager. Instead, when Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 73rd-minute game-winning goal (his 42nd in ...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  10. Pepe, the Destroyer

    Chris Ryan

    On Saturday, Real Madrid will play Barcelona in El Clasico. The prize, ostensibly, is the Spanish Primera Division title. (If Madrid wins, they go seven points clear of Barca; lose and their lead shrinks to one.) Jose Mourinho will gesticulate. Pep G...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  11. Cristiano Ronaldo's Giant Steps

    Chris Ryan

    I have seen my fair share of "perfect hat tricks," when a player scores with his right foot, left foot, and head. It's a celebration of the various tools at the attacking footballer's disposal. On Wednesday, I saw a "Ronaldo hat trick," a free kick, ...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  12. Cristiano Ronaldo: Yeah, He's Pretty Good Too

    Chris Ryan

    Not to be outdone by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo just scored his 99th La Liga goal for Real Madrid in a match against Villareal. Psych, he's totally being outdone by Lionel Messi. Still ... nice goal, CR7....

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Real Madrid Might Own La Liga, But They Belong to Barca

    Chris Ryan

    Jose Mourinho has pulled off some pretty impressive feats in his time - winning the Champions League with both Inter Milan and Porto, going unbeaten at home for 60 games as boss of Chelsea - but perhaps the greatest trick he's ever pulled was getting...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  15. 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