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  1. Men in Blazers: The U.S. Draw, Fixing English Soccer, and Miguel ...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo discuss a U.S. draw that feels like a loss, fix everything that is wrong with English soccer, and talk Miguel Herrera and CONCACAF thunder. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&nb...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Men in Blazers: Mourning England and Previewing U.S.-Portugal

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo mourn England's insipid campaign, discuss the end of Spain's reign, marvel at the Von Trapps' win, and ask if soccer has gotten too big in the U.S. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Gran...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  3. The Kids of the World Cup

    Bill Barnwell

    Here's a pretty small number for you: 736. Out of all of the professional soccer players on the planet, only 736 will compete for the World Cup in Brazil. You don't need me to tell you how talented these individuals are. What I can say a...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  4. We Went There: USMNT Beats Turkey As the World Cup Looms

    Noah Davis

    We got a glimpse of the future of Jurgen Klinsmann's United States men's national soccer team in the 26th minute of Sunday afternoon's 2-1 defeat of Turkey. Fabian Johnson, born in Munich, passed to Michael Bradley, who grew up in Majo...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Parade’s End

    Noah Davis

    Scintillating soccer, technical, tactical, and attack-oriented, played by young men starting for some of the biggest and best clubs in the world: This is what we have to look forward to. This is the future of the United States men's national tea...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. Michael Bradley Returns to MLS and Everyone Screams

    Noah Davis

    So, Michael Bradley is coming to Major League Soccer. And not just to Major League Soccer, but to Toronto FC, a club that is at best a chaotic mess and at worst terrible. Or maybe reverse those. Regardless, Bradley's transfer from Roma, a team that ...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. We Went There: Nets-Sixers With a Brooklyn Fan Who Happens to Be ...

    Hua Hsu

    "An expectation of defeat." This was how my friend Chris explained his mind-set as a Nets fan in the 1990s — and they weren't even that bad back then! He grew up in Imlaystown, New Jersey, equidistant from Philadelphia and New York, in that...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  8. Questions and Answers Surrounding the USMNT's Loss in Costa Rica ...

    Noah Davis

    So, the United States men's national team went to another tiny Central American nation in World Cup qualifying and lost, falling 3-1 to Costa Rica on Friday night. I thought we were done with this type of ridiculousness. Short answer: no. Medium a...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  9. 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
  10. The Death of the Superstar Manager

    Michael Baumann

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia denies that he's experiencing tensions with his boss, general manager Jerry Dipoto, over "philosophical differences." One presumes that these differences are about the kind of players Dipoto has acquired, or the manner in...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  11. 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
  12. The Designated Player: Taking Care of Business at the MLS All-Sta...

    Graham Parker

    Moments in Soccer Globalization, Part 1 I'm in a dark wood-clad, faux-Edwardian drawing room off the lobby of a luxury hotel in downtown Kansas City. I'm waiting to interview Italo Zanzi, the American CEO of AS Roma, which is in town to play the MLS...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  13. We Went There: The USMNT Goes to 11 Against Panama, Wins Gold Cup...

    Michael Bertin

    There seems to be a bit of mythmaking or revisionism claiming that before the hiring of Jurgen Klinsmann, the U.S.'s soccer identity was that of a counterattacking team. That the Americans were often outmanned, but they had a bit of speed so they'd l...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  14. Denmark's Women's Soccer Team Might Win the European Championship...

    Michael Bertin

    After an unlikely victory over France in the Women's European Championships earlier this week, Denmark has managed to find itself in the semifinals (the team plays Norway today). That's notable for a couple of reasons. First, Denmark has yet to w...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  15. So, About That 79-0 Soccer Match in Nigeria

    Michael Bertin

    Third-division Nigerian soccer doesn't often make international headlines. Third-division Nigerian soccer probably doesn't make Nigerian headlines. That is until two matches finish 79-0 and 67-0. Then something that should have taken place in total o...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  16. In Case You Were Wondering, Spain Is Definitely Not Over

    Michael Bertin

    Can you win a national anthem? Brazil might have done that before the Confederations Cup final. Although, from the crowd noise, it'd be difficult to pinpoint where the anthem stopped and the game began. It was only 90 seconds until Fred scored and...

    Blog | July 08, 2013