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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Chris Ryan's The Reducer: The drama of the Euro 2012 quarterfinal...

    Chris Ryan

    Attacking trumps defensive conservatism in the Euro 2012 quarterfinals.

    Story | Conversation | June 25, 2012
  5. Euro 2012 Quarterfinals Preview

    Chris Ryan

    Czech Republic vs. Portugal How They Got Here: Portugal pulled off the unlikely feat — or what seemed an unlikely feat before the tournament — of making it out of Group B, the Group of Death. After a fairly close loss to Germany, 1-0, Pa...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  6. Euro 2012: Free Mario Balotelli!

    Chris Ryan

    Or at least let him speak his mind! On Monday, the Italian striker scored his second-ever goal for Italy, roasting Ireland defender John O'Shea with a volleyed hit to put Italy up, 2-0, on Ireland, in stoppage time, and secure their passage to the Eu...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  7. Euro 2012: Cesc Fabregas Would Like You to Water the Lawn

    Chris Ryan

    In late March of this year, Barcelona and AC Milan played in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The first leg, held at Milan's San Siro, saw the Spanish and Italian sides draw, 0-0. Barcelona subsequently lodged a formal complaint about the "...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  8. Rankonia: The Triangle Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan

    1. Clint Dempsey, Forza Nacogdoches He kicks in your voice, American! Brian Phillips nominates the USMNT/Fulham titan. I second that nomination. And you third it. Dempsey scored the match-winning goal against Italy in Genoa last week, giving the nat...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  9. 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