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  1. We Went There: Landon Donovan’s USMNT Curtain Call

    Noah Davis

    Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut, is a throwback to another time in the history of American soccer. The concrete stands, with section-long, aluminum-backed bench seats; the half-full stands at kickoff; the faded football yard lines peak...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  2. Rocket Science

    Louisa Thomas

    It takes a moment to spot Cameron Fleming on trivia night at the Rose & Crown in Palo Alto. Even though he's an NFL prospect at a faux-British pub where football means soccer, even though he's half a foot taller and 2...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. Premier League Pass & Move: Wonder Boys

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    A review of the weekend's Premier League action. Young Guns Chris Ryan: We're going to look back on this time, people. We're going to look back and remember, "That was the time dozens of British football pundits and announcers bravely tried to pr...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  4. How Bayern Munich Dismantled Manchester City

    Spike Friedman

    Let's marvel at the first 75 minutes of football that Bayern Munich put together on Wednesday en route to a dominant 3-1 win over Manchester City by breaking down their three goals. (Apologies for those of you outside of the U.S., for whom I would re...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  5. Q&A: Gridiron Editor Matthew Sherry on (NFL) Football in the U.K....

    Noah Davis

    The National Football League is big business, which is a stunningly obvious, relatively unhelpful thing to write, unless you're talking about the NFL in the United Kingdom, where Roger Goodell and the owners are making a conscious effort to expand th...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  6. This Week in Internet: Dwyane Wade Hates Birds, and Oregon Footba...

    Andrew Sharp

    It's Friday. It's the Internet. And it's Friday. So let's pick up where we left off last week and spend some time combing through the more ridiculous things we found on the sports Internet. You know, other than Riley Cooper's awful and depr...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  7. Football for the Masses: 2 Days, 1 Ball, 3,000 Players

    Graham Parker

    One thousand years, 3,000 players, three miles — welcome to Royal Shrovetide Football. Every Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday, the small market town of Ashbourne, in Derbyshire, England, becomes transformed from a sleepy rural idyll to the v...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  8. Champions League Quarterfinal Highs and Lows

    Spike Friedman

    The UEFA Champions League is home to the highest caliber of football in the world. This is only kind of about that. Welcome to the highs and lows of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals. High: German power The Bundesliga is ascendent in Europe...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  9. Men in Blazers: The Budweiser Cup, Tim Howard's Injury, and the S...

    Men in Blazers

    The FA Cup, a.k.a. the Budweiser Cup featuring the Football Association, made headlines again over the weekend; there hasn't been such a resounding return to relevancy since Betty White bit into a Snickers. In this week's pod, the Men in Blazers revi...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  10. Men in Blazers: Special Guest Rob Stone Talks Clint Dempsey, Brek...

    Men in Blazers

    It was a snowy weekend of mid-season football in the Premier League, with the weather providing a cleansing effect for Clint Dempsey in Tottenham's home meeting with Manchester United. After close to 93 minutes of disappointing form, Deuceface slotte...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  11. Sepp Blatter criticizes MLS

    Brian Phillips

    Why American soccer is succeeding despite Sepp Blatter.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2013
  12. Bill Barnwell on the 49ers reigning over the football world, plus...

    Bill Barnwell

    Why San Francisco is now the undisputed champion of football, plus the rest of the Week 15 news.

    Story | Conversation | December 17, 2012
  13. Is This Man Ruining Arsenal?

    Michael Bertin

    On Tuesday, Arsenal lost on penalties to Bradford in the League Cup. This is astonishing because Bradford is in the fourth division of English football and Premier League–side Arsenal is still good (or they might be ... they are in the last 16 ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  14. Men in Blazers: Special Guest Alex Morgan

    Men in Blazers

    The football again provided superlative theater over the weekend. Goals, pitch invasions, blood, Scientological sightings — the Manchester Derby had it all, even it did feature two teams neutrals love to loathe. In this week's pod, Michael Davi...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  15. About Last Weekend: Dawgs Spike BCS Title Hopes

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. A last-minute drive came up short when no. 3 Georgia opted not to spike the football inside the 10 and instead mistakenly completed a pass to the 5...

    Blog | December 03, 2012
  16. America's favorite sport, football, returns to Wembley Stadium

    Tom Rachman

    A visit to Wembley on the occasion of another American football tilt.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2012