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  1. Star Wars: El Clásico Puts Ronaldo, Neymar, Suárez,...

    Mike L. Goodman

    We'll resume your regularly scheduled teeth gnashing over the weird state of the Premier League table at a later date (I see you, West Ham and Manchester United). Right now, it's all about El Clasico. Everybody loves El Cl&...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  2. The Barcelona Identity Crisis

    Mike L. Goodman

    You cannot talk about Barcelona without talking about Pep Guardiola. Still. This is a problem, because Pep Guardiola currently works at Bayern Munich. It's been two seasons since he patrolled the sidelines at the Camp Nou, but Barcelona rem...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  3. World Cup Pass & Move: Weekend Warriors

    Grantland Staff

    This past weekend saw quite a few footballing fireworks in Brazil. There were brilliant tactical decisions, gravely important injuries, near upsets, penalty shootouts, and Mothra landed on James Rodriguez's arm. As a way of looking b...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. The World Cup USMNT Replacement Team Power Rankings

    Mike L. Goodman

    Our team is dead, long live our team. The U.S. has gone home, but that doesn't mean the soccer fun is over at the World Cup. With the quarterfinals starting on Friday, here's your guide to picking a bandwagon to jump on for the re...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  5. Stop Making Sense

    Brian Phillips

    Should we talk about where we've just been? The group stage was one coup after another, a sequence of thrilling games that gradually dismantled the existing order of international soccer. The last two world champions died in their baths. Italy, ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  6. The World Cup Sweet 16 Power Rankings

    Mike L. Goodman

    If you were vaguely unsettled by the most celebrated loss in the history of U.S. soccer, I've got good news for you. The knockout rounds are here -- no more draws, no more counting points, no more depending on other teams. Win and advance,...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  7. Five Burning Questions for the World Cup Knockout Rounds

    Brian Phillips

    I am here to tell you about fire. The group stage of the 2014 World Cup was one of the most spectacular phases of a soccer tournament in recent memory. We've had torrential rains. We've had jungle heat. We've had moths the size of...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  8. About Last Night: Mr. Holland’s Opus

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out looking for opportunities to awkwardly shoehorn a "CONCACAFFEINATED" joke into your conversations, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: Spain got a consolation win, beating Aust...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  9. World Cup Players You Need to Know: Mexico Goalkeeper Guillermo O...

    Ryan O'Hanlon

    In 2010, Guillermo Ochoa filmed an Allstate commercial. He's standing in front of a goal, inside a sort of menacing, very poorly lit lair. A generic soccer player takes a penalty kick, and Ochoa dives right, and then up, and then left, and...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  10. We Went There: Watching Mexico Hold Brazil From a Bar in Recife

    Noah Davis

    The first supermercado we passed in Recife was closed, as was the second. Those were strong signs as to the relatively shut-down nature of Brazil minutes before the hosts of the 2014 World Cup took on Mexico. But it wasn't until we saw the pol&a...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  11. A World Cup Fan’s Guide to Accepting Refereeing Decisions i...

    Kevin Lincoln

    On the FX show Fargo, there is a poster tacked to the basement wall of hapless insurance agent Lester Nygaard's home. It features a school of fish. All of them are yellow, except one, which is red and sits right in the middle, a Swedish fis...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  12. World Cup Player Value

    Bill Barnwell

    You go to the World Cup to win the World Cup. And 32 teams have arrived in Brazil this week to do just that. (Yes, even the United States.) Obviously, only one team can win, and that team is probably Brazil. There's something else players get o...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  13. 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
  14. No Messi? No Problem! Neymar Grows Into Role at Barcelona

    Spike Friedman

    I realize the snake eating its own tail that is a member of the media writing about the lack of positive attention given to Barcelona by the media, but it does feel like the Catalan club have not quite gotten the attention they deserve this season. O...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  15. Pep Guardiola, Thiago, Barcelona, and Bayern: The Most Compelling...

    Chris Ryan

    This summer's European football transfer window has featured the usual telephone whispers and hysterical about-faces that one can expect from a three-month spectacle fueled by secrets, lies, roughly translated radio interviews, and unimaginable amoun...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  16. Brazil Turns the Page Against Spain in the Confederations Cup Fin...

    Chris Ryan

    Some takeaways from Brazil's 3-0 demolition of Spain in the Confederations Cup final: Passing Torches Back and Forth Over the last five years, Spain has captured the football world's imagination, playing the sport about as well as it can be playe...

    Blog | July 01, 2013