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  1. The Designated Player: Lessons and Memories From the MLS Cup Fina...

    Graham Parker

    Saturday's MLS Cup final wasn't a game for the ages, though it ended up being a pretty engrossing one and did have its own mythical qualities for future generations. It was the coldest MLS Cup final ever, featured a penalty shootout that went to the ...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  2. How You'd Fix It: Grantland Readers Fix the NHL

    Sean McIndoe

    Last week, we tried to fix the NHL. We increased scoring, improved the standings, ended diving, and reduced (but didn't eliminate) fighting. We killed the puck-over-glass penalty and brought back home whites. And most importantly of all, we made Gary...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  3. Road to the U.S. Open Cup, Round 3: Kickeroo and the Quest for th...

    Graham Parker

    An army appears to be advancing on Dr. Babik's bouncy castle … The U.S. Open Cup third-round game between the Richmond Kickers and D.C. United has gone to penalties, and I've wandered down from the press box to hover with my camera behind on...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  4. The Designated Player: Patrice Bernier, the Socrates of Montreal

    Graham Parker

    So here's a typical extract from a conversation with Montreal Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier: "He was a great footballer ... a doctor ... he smoked too! The way he played too, his penalty shots — he took two steps, always into the top she...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  5. Is This Man Ruining Arsenal?

    Michael Bertin

    On Tuesday, Arsenal lost on penalties to Bradford in the League Cup. This is astonishing because Bradford is in the fourth division of English football and Premier League–side Arsenal is still good (or they might be ... they are in the last 16 ...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  6. Before the 1992 Games in Barcelona, the IOC banned South Africa f...

    Anna Clark

    No country knows the extent of the IOC's power better than South Africa.

    Story | Conversation | July 26, 2012
  7. 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
  8. Bill Barnwell on revamping defensive penalties and the rest of th...

    Bill Barnwell

    The current interpretation of pass-related penalties is changing games more than it should.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011