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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. Home or Away: Where Does the Future Lie for the USMNT and America...

    Andrew Lewellen

    Here's a number: 8 million. That's how many American kids are playing soccer, according to the 2009 Census. They're playing in backyards, at school, on manicured suburban fields, on crowded city streets, in t...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  3. The Legend of Les Elephants

    Jordan Conn

    It is Wednesday afternoon in Ivory Coast, the country where we've been told that soccer can end wars. And here in Abidjan, tucked behind a row of concrete homes decorated with clotheslines and satellite dishes, we have a staging ground for...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. You Can Go Home Again: The Trend of USMNT Players Signing With ML...

    Andrew Lewellen

    This summer five USMNT players have signed or re-signed with MLS clubs. The most significant of those was Clint Dempsey, who shocked the American soccer community by transferring to the Seattle Sounders from Tottenham Hotspur. Two weeks later, 24-yea...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  5. NFL targets London franchise

    Bill Barnwell

    Moving an NFL franchise to England is a complex proposition.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  6. How You'd Fix It: Grantland Readers Fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Last week, we tried to fix the NHL. We increased scoring, improved the standings, ended diving, and reduced (but didn't eliminate) fighting. We killed the puck-over-glass penalty and brought back home whites. And most importantly of all, we made Gary...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  7. We Know What the USMNT Did This Summer

    Noah Davis

    The United States men's national team played 11 games in June and July, winning all of them. Along the way, the squad took home its first Gold Cup since 2007, had 15 players score a combined 35 goals, posted five shutouts, and conceded more than one ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  8. Third Time Is Not the Charm: Ghana Sends USMNT U-20s Home From Wo...

    Noah Davis

    Three times, the United States men's national team has faced Ghana with a chance to advance in a World Cup. Three times, it has failed. The Black Stars bounced the Americans from Germany in 2006 and from South Africa in 2010, while the Black Sate...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  9. NYC FC and Other Great Moments in Manchester-U.S. Relations

    Graham Parker

    I used to live on Horton Road in Manchester. The back alley of the terraced house backed onto Maine Road, Manchester City's former home in Moss Side. On game days I used to enjoy the time delay of hearing a muffled roar through the window, followed a...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Scoring With Soccer: Analytics Come to MLS

    Noah Davis

    The Seattle Sounders boast Major League Soccer's strongest fan base, with an average of more than 43,000 packing into CenturyLink Field for the team's home games. Soon, they might have one of the strongest analytical units as well. Over the past ...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  13. The Grass Isn't Always Greener: The USMNT and the Problem With Aw...

    Noah Davis

    When the United States men's national team plays home World Cup qualifying matches in stadiums around America, they pass the ball around pristine surfaces that have only ever been trodden by soccer cleats. When the squad travels abroad, however, they...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  14. Video on Demand Report: Supercapitalists, Hacktivists, and Ayn Ra...

    Tara Ariano

    The Headliner The Campaign Just in time for Election Day, here's your chance to watch the Will Ferrell–Zach Galifianakis satire The Campaign in the comfort of your home — the very place where you may have already planned to spen...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  15. USMNT Advances, But Plenty of Questions Remain

    Noah Davis

    In the end, there were plenty of smiles from the United States national team. Tired, relieved smiles, but smiles nonetheless. The Americans, with a huge assist from the enthusiastic home crowd at Kansas City's Livestrong Field, reached the final roun...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  16. The Designated Player: The Indomitable Snowman, Part 1

    Graham Parker

    Once seen as one of the league's misfits, the Sierra Leone international Kei Kamara has found an unlikely home in Kansas City, where he has been at the heart of the Sporting Kansas City team transformed by coach Peter Vermes in the past three years. ...

    Blog | September 27, 2012