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  1. Borussia Dortmund’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad S...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Shit happens. As much as you scheme and plan, measure and predict, train and prepare, the games still have to be played -- and balls will bounce the wrong way, key players will get hurt, and opposing keepers will make incredible saves. Th...

    Blog | January 27, 2015
  2. Meet Your Continental European Champions League Contenders

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's Champions League time. To help you get set up, we're going to go on a brief tour around Europe, to get you up to date on all the major non-Premier League teams. Our tour will take us through Germany, Spain, and Ital...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  3. Premier League Preview: Changes at the Top of the Table

    Mike L. Goodman

    Real, competitive European soccer kicks off this weekend. And while Spidermayang and Germany's Bundesliga, La Liga, and Serie A may still be a bit off, the Premier League starts on Saturday. We can stop pretending that things like the Inter...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  4. 5 Lessons From the 2014 World Cup

    Mike L. Goodman

    I haven't quite hit the acceptance point in my five stages of World Cup-ending grief. Maybe if I just keep writing about it, the World Cup will come back. (That makes this the bargaining stage, I guess.) As I refuse to let go, her...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  5. Men in Blazers: Personal World Cup Highlights and Reflecting on G...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo, back from Rio, reflect upon Germany's triumph, elect their Men of the Tournament, and reminisce on their personal highlights from Brazil 2014. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&am...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  6. Full Time: Fading Images of the World Cup

    Brian Phillips

    Watching sports is, among other things, a special way of experiencing time. Sport is like music or fiction or film in that, for a predetermined duration, it asks you to give it control over your emotions, to feel what it makes you feel. Unlike (most)...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  7. We Went There: The World Cup Final

    Graham Parker

    I was woken on the morning of the World Cup final by the same sound I heard when I had gone to sleep: the raucous singing of "Bad Moon Rising," recast as the ultimate graceless guest anthem by Argentine fans. While wandering through Copaca...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  8. World Cup Pass & Move: Germany Wins It All

    Grantland Staff

    The World Cup came to a close on Sunday, with Germany defeating Argentina in extra time, 1-0, in Rio's Maracanã Stadium. Here, five Grantland writers look at five important characters from the match. Be sure to check out all of our c...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  9. About Last Weekend: Farewell to the Cup

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out how to drink out of a solid gold soccer ball, here are the top six stories you missed in sports last weekend: Mario Götze's extra-time strike gave Germany a 1-0 win over Argentina in a tens...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  10. A Tactical Preview of the World Cup Final

    Mike L. Goodman

    For all the surprises this World Cup has offered up, from Algeria being awesome to Italy and England apparently missing the plane to Brazil in the first place, the final matchup shouldn't come as much of shock. Ge...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  11. Man vs. Machine

    Brian Phillips

    T his can't be happening. At around the moment when Toni Kroos fired Philipp Lahm's cross past the diving Julio Cesar for Germany's third goal against Brazil, that thought started blinking in my brain like the ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  12. World Cup Pass & Move: Semi-Charmed Lives

    Grantland Staff

    Two semifinal matches, one penalty shootout, one plain old one-sided shootout. As the World Cup draws to a close, we look at some of the characters who made the semifinal round so wonderful, weird, glorious, ponderous, and heartbreaking. Chris...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  13. A Quick Word About the Klose Constant

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    If you think about soccer too often, and if you do it with the right stereotypes in your head - brutally efficient Germans; playful, unorganized Brazilians - yesterday's game could've conceivably been a dream y...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  14. Germany Has Achieved Fire-Breathing Monster Status at Just the Ri...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It seems a little silly to say that Germany's 7-1 drubbing of Brazil was a perfect storm. These types of results are rare at any level of soccer, let alone the semifinals of the World Cup. The elements had to line up just right, and then th...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  15. About Last Night: Tanaka Can’t Cut It

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pitching a soap opera pilot titled Sterling v. Sterling, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: New York starter Masahiro Tanaka was not at his best for the Yankees, who fell to the Cleveland Indians...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  16. World Cup Pass & Move: Weekend Warriors

    Grantland Staff

    This past weekend saw quite a few footballing fireworks in Brazil. There were brilliant tactical decisions, gravely important injuries, near upsets, penalty shootouts, and Mothra landed on James Rodriguez's arm. As a way of looking b...

    Blog | July 07, 2014