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  1. Roma Holiday: How the Italian Club Became a Champions League Cont...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Roma are a really good soccer team. This shouldn't be surprising. They are, after all, the biggest team in the biggest city in Italy. It's easy to shrug and say, "Of course Roma are the second-best team in Serie A. They are Roma.&quo...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. Stop Making Sense

    Brian Phillips

    Should we talk about where we've just been? The group stage was one coup after another, a sequence of thrilling games that gradually dismantled the existing order of international soccer. The last two world champions died in their baths. Italy, ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. Five Burning Questions for the World Cup Knockout Rounds

    Brian Phillips

    I am here to tell you about fire. The group stage of the 2014 World Cup was one of the most spectacular phases of a soccer tournament in recent memory. We've had torrential rains. We've had jungle heat. We've had moths the size of...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  4. The Reducer: The World Cup Is Finally Here

    Chris Ryan

    Lionel Messi gets sick before soccer matches. He threw up at the beginning of a game between Argentina and Romania in March. He dry heaved during a match against Slovenia this past Saturday. Nobody knows why this happens - not Mess...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  5. Chris Ryan's The Reducer: Spain seals its place in history

    Chris Ryan

    Spain defeat Italy and cement themselves as the greatest national team of all time.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  6. Euro 2012 Semifinals Preview

    Chris Ryan

    Last time around, I did a preview of the quarterfinals. I picked Germany, Portugal, France, and Italy. If my success rate at crossing the street was as good as my success rate at picking knockout soccer matches, I would be dead. So let's take a look ...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  7. USMNT Chunk Up the Deuce at Italy

    Chris Ryan

    Here are three takeaways from the United States' historic, 1-0 victory over Italy in Genoa on Wednesday: The Clint Administration: It goes without saying that Clint Dempsey, who scored the only goal of the match, is the best active American socce...

    Blog | March 01, 2012