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  1. 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
  2. Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Two Goals, at the (Almost...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's really hard to watch two soccer matches at the same time. All of the things that make soccer a distinct sport - the lack of stoppages in play, the fluid transitions from attack to defense - also make it completely i...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  3. Under Pressure: Why Does the Premier League Play So Fast?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Over the past five years or so, the Premier League has become almost uniformly focused on playing fast-paced soccer. It may be the legacy of Jose Mourinho's first Chelsea teams, which dominated through staunch defense, brute force, and physical trans...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  4. In Defense of Landon Donovan

    Noah Davis

    Eight days ago, the United States men's national soccer team fell, 2-1, in Honduras to open the final round of 2014 World Cup qualification. The defeat was notable for a few reasons, one being the fact that it was the first meaningful Hexagonal round...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  5. America's Last Line of Defense Against Old-Timey German Espionage...

    Amos Barshad

    So much eyebrow-raising Hollywood casting news and project announcements, so little time. Let's get to it! Bradley Cooper has signed on for Dark Invasion, a "true spy thriller" based on an upcoming Howard Blum nonfiction book of the same name. The...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  6. Bill Barnwell on revamping defensive penalties and the rest of th...

    Bill Barnwell

    The current interpretation of pass-related penalties is changing games more than it should.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011