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  1. Juventus Midfielder Arturo Vidal Is So Good, It's Unfair

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    At least with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the things they do can't be replicated. Messi's less a soccer player, and more an extraterrestrial sprite, gliding in and out of different dimensions, scoring goals just to show humans how inadequate ...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  2. We Went There: Argentina, Minus Messi, Takes on Ecuador

    Noah Davis

    At kickoff, the little man was not in the building. As his Argentina teammates lined up to battle Ecuador at MetLife Stadium on Friday night, Lionel Messi and his otherworldly talent were in Barcelona recovering from a hamstring tear that will sideli...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  3. Building the Next Landon Donovan

    Noah Davis

    Spend enough time in American soccer circles, and a casual fan will inevitably ask why the United States hasn't produced its own Lionel Messi. Which, of course, is an absurd question. The little Argentine followed a truly unique path to his otherworl...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Al Jazeera's New Sports Network Changes the Soccer-Watching Lands...

    Noah Davis

    Last week, watching soccer in the United States changed forever. While ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel still have the biggest matches — American World Cup qualifiers in the U.S., the English Premier League, and the Champions League — a networ...

    Blog | August 27, 2012
  6. Why You Should Root for Denmark in Euro 2012

    Ricardo Bernard

    International football tournaments follow a fairly predictable script. The two most predictable scenes, after England failing to live up to the hype and the Dutch being eliminated on penalties, are the precocious young player who impresses and the sm...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  7. Champions League Retro Diary II: Barcelona-AC Milan

    Brian Phillips and Chris Ryan

    Brian Phillips and Chris Ryan return for the second day of the Champions League quarterfinals first legs. On Wednesday, the guys pulled up their thrones to watch a game between two of the most storied sporting institutions in Europe, Barcelona and A....

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  8. Your Weekend Soccer Guide: El Clasico Edition

    Chris Ryan

    Here's your guide to all of this weekend's best soccer action from around the globe. Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Where: Santiago Bernabeu When: Saturday, 4:00 p.m EST (GOLTV, ESPND) What's At Stake: According to Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff,...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  9. Your Weekend Soccer Guide

    Chris Ryan

    Here's your guide to all of this weekend's best soccer action from around the globe. Newcastle vs. Chelsea Where: Sports Direct Arena (even though St. James' Park sounds better) When: 7:45 a.m. EST Saturday What's At Stake: Andre Villas-Boas' e...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  10. Brian Phillips on the Missing Rivalry Between Cristiano Ronaldo a...

    Brian Phillips

    It should be one of the greatest rivalries in the history of the world's most popular game. Why hasn't it happened?

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011