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  1. MacGregor -- Germany ponders U.S. connection

    Jeff MacGregor

    Germany

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Human rights concerns raised in Qatar before World Cup

    Jeff MacGregor

    Reports say Qatari migrant construction workers are unpaid and unfed. What will the U.S. company contracted to build the World Cup stadium do to avoid those conditions?

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  3. An American perspective on race in European football

    Jeff MacGregor

    I can tell you exactly how it feels. A hot rush of shame to the cheeks and a half-sick embarrassment low and cold in the gut. That's how. That they'd do this. That they still think this way after all this time. After everything that's happened. So be...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  4. An American perspective on race in European football

    Jeff MacGregor

    I can tell you exactly how it feels. A hot rush of shame to the cheeks and a half-sick embarrassment low and cold in the gut. That's how. That they'd do this. That they still think this way after all this time. After everything that's happened. So be...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  5. Racing cars, racing people and the beauty of sports

    Jeff MacGregor

    "Beauty" gets the short end of the mainstream sports discussion these days, hidden as it is under a mountain of numbers. Salaries, times, records, statistics: sports have become easier to quantify than they are to qualify.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  6. Giving the gift of games

    Jeff MacGregor

    At its best, sports can teach any kid a kind of basic spiritual physics. It is an affirmation of the individual at the simplest level of existence. But first that kid needs a ball. Give one.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2012
  7. Coaches, generals, CEOs and executive failure

    Jeff MacGregor

    Why do we insistently mythologize bad leadership and poor decision-making? Why do we treat all coaches with the same mystical regard we treat the best coaches?

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  8. Sports-packed Saturday featured everything but football

    Jeff MacGregor

    If it wasn't the best sports day in history it was certainly one of the busiest. From tennis to soccer to baseball to tracks to hockey to basketball to boxing, June 9 had everything but football.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2012
  9. The rush to explain, forget soccer violence in Egypt

    Jeff MacGregor

    For the next few days people everywhere will get the story of the riot in Port Said wrong. Then we'll rush to forget, to put the worst of that night behind us.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2012
  10. The Women's World Cup Final between the U.S. and Japan, and its m...

    Jeff MacGregor

    It caught our fancy, without a doubt. And the who, what, why and how of our passion for the Women's World Cup final raises plenty of questions about winning, losing and sports.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2011
  11. Gold Cup, Wimbledon and other recent events are evidence that Ame...

    Jeff MacGregor

    The Gold Cup? Fail. Wimbledon? Fail. U.S. Open? Fail. How bad has it become for American sports on the international scene? Bad enough that we might need one of those IMF bailouts.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2011
  12. Manchester City topped Stoke City 1-0 in the FA Cup final in Lon...

    Jeff MacGregor

    On the special occasion -- and that's really what it is -- of the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Stoke City in London, our man at Wembley catches the spring fever of the soccer fan.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2011
  13. The skills of Argentina's Lionel Messi, one of the greatest socce...

    Jeff MacGregor

    He came and we saw, and his skills still conquer explanations. Lionel Messi played in New Jersey on Saturday, and left our writer fumbling for the words that will define his greatness.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  14. FIFA awarded future World Cups to Qatar and Russia rather than th...

    Jeff MacGregor

    They blow vuvuzelas in Qatar, just like in South Africa and the U.S. But you wouldn't know it from our media's arrogant, xenophobic takes on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup sites.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2010
  15. The World Cup is over again for the U.S., and we still don't have...

    Jeff MacGregor

    We're all done at the World Cup here in the U.S., and we still haven't answered the big question about the game they play with that funny ball. Here are the options: yes or no.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2010
  16. World Cup will be the latest test of America's complicated relati...

    Jeff MacGregor

    We'll watch. We'll analyze. Maybe we'll even play a little more. But as the World Cup begins, the question remains: Will Americans ever really "get" the game of soccer?

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2010