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  1. Manchester United, Atletico Madrid, and Two Goals, at the (Almost...

    Mike L. Goodman

    It's really hard to watch two soccer matches at the same time. All of the things that make soccer a distinct sport - the lack of stoppages in play, the fluid transitions from attack to defense - also make it completely i...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  2. Premier League Pass & Move: Human Sacrifice! Dogs and Cats, Livin...

    Grantland Staff

    What Is Even Happening? Chris Ryan: December is not April, as Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Newcastle boss Alan Pardew made sure to mention over the weekend. Big results against Arsenal and Manchester United saw the Everton and Newcastle mana...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  3. The USMNT World Cup Draw: It's Not a Group of Death, It's a Group...

    Chris Ryan

    Are you feeling down about the United States men's national team World Cup group draw? Do you feel like some global conspiracy plopped Jurgen Klinsmann's boys into the Group of Death? Are you already having dark, twisted fantasies about the U.S. squa...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  4. Looking Back on Manchester United's Once-in-a-Lifetime Class of '...

    Graham Parker

    Ryan Giggs is gently juggling a football. He looks slight and pale, and is looking down intently at the ball through his floppy fringe. You'd think he was doing so shyly until you see how relaxed his shoulders are. Thousands of people are watching hi...

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  5. Premier League Pass & Move: Blood Sport

    Chris Ryan and Brett Koremenos and Ryan O'Hanlon

    A look back at the action in the Barclays Premier League. What Happened? Chris Ryan: Arsenal benefited from a truly based Artur Boruc goalkeeping error and beat your annoying soccer fan friend's favorite team, Southampton, 2-0. The Gunners had th...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  6. Premier League Pass & Move: Wonder Boys

    Chris Ryan and Mike L. Goodman and Ryan O'Hanlon

    A review of the weekend's Premier League action. Young Guns Chris Ryan: We're going to look back on this time, people. We're going to look back and remember, "That was the time dozens of British football pundits and announcers bravely tried to pr...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  7. Premier League Pass & Move: One-Horse Town

    Grantland Staff

    A look at this past weekend's Premier League action. The Tortoise and the Hare Mike L. Goodman: Ahh, the Manchester derby, where championships are won and lost, seasons decided, the fates of coaches and managers alike resting on the razor's edge....

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  8. Boring, Boring Man United (and Chelsea, Too)

    Mike L. Goodman

    The reason so many people write so beautifully about soccer is that sometimes it's only in the writing that a game as dull as yesterday's Manchester United–Chelsea match, which ended in a 0-0 draw, can live up to its potential. The sad fact of ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  9. Under Pressure: Why Does the Premier League Play So Fast?

    Mike L. Goodman

    Over the past five years or so, the Premier League has become almost uniformly focused on playing fast-paced soccer. It may be the legacy of Jose Mourinho's first Chelsea teams, which dominated through staunch defense, brute force, and physical trans...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  10. No Sleeping in Seattle: USMNT Dominates Panama in World Cup Quali...

    Noah Davis

    Midway through the first half of what would become a convincing 2-0 win over Panama for the United States men's national team, an American winger played a cross in from the flank. The raucous crowd at Seattle's CenturyLink Field, more than 40,000 str...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  11. A Good Day at the Office: The USMNT Makes Amends in Kingston

    Noah Davis

    Before Friday night, the United States men's national team had never won a World Cup qualifier in Kingston, Jamaica, posting an 0-1-4 record that included a painful, troubling loss last September. Nor had Jurgen Klinsmann, the squad's head coach, use...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  12. The contradictions of Alex Ferguson

    Brian Phillips

    The contradictions — one for each of his championships — that defined the Premier League's greatest manager.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2013
  13. Will the New Noise at Old Trafford Make a Difference?

    Michael Bertin

    When this slipped out late last week, it barely picked up much traction because, well, it seemed weird. Plus it surfaced on Friday, and Friday is where news goes to die. Manchester United has hired a sound engineer to improve the atmosphere at its...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  14. Relegation, Fascism, and Paolo Di Canio: A Sunderland Fan Takes S...

    Graham Parker

    So on Sunday night I get a text from Phil about fascists. Phil is my designated friend for casual abuse around the sporting arena. We share text messages full of sarcasm and invective that may well act as a social service for those around us, by b...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  15. USA vs Mexico World Cup Qualifier retro diary

    Chris Ryan

    A 0-0 draw? At Azteca, the U.S. men's national team — and Jurgen Klinsmann — will take it.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  16. Where Would the USMNT Finish in the Champions League Group Stage?...

    Noah Davis

    On Wednesday, Bayern Munich and Malaga joined six other clubs in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Watching the games made me wonder how the United States national team would do if it were dropped into the group stage of the tournament. Woul...

    Blog | March 15, 2013