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  1. Yearbook, Nov. 19: USA qualifies for Cup

    Patrick Dorsey

    Nov. 19, 1989: In 1950, the Americans reached the World Cup -- and beat England in one of their matches. The next 40 years? Nothing. Well, almost nothing, as a college player-filled Team USA entered the final match of the World Cup 1990 qualifying...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  2. What's the deal with ... Furman University?

    Patrick Dorsey

    We know about the big boys. But what about the little guys? Throughout the 2012 college football season, Playbook Fandom will take a look at some of the less recognizable schools you might see on scoreboards and TV screens. There's a chant at litt...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  3. Turning stadium layouts into colorful prints

    Patrick Dorsey

    If you've ever bought sports tickets, you've almost certainly seen the images: Overhead shots of arenas, parks and stadiums stripped clean of every detail but the outlines. But you probably haven't seen them like this. These are no seating gui...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  4. In pictures: Sports and the blue moon

    Patrick Dorsey

    Friday's blue moon -- the last until 2015 -- saw lots of people standing, but not alone. They were at football and soccer and baseball games throughout the nation, capturing August's second full moon and sharing their images. Below are our fav...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  5. Web Clips: Another type of Summer Games

    Patrick Dorsey

    What if there were an Olympic Games for fitness events? The folks at M.E.L.T. Fitness Studio in Connecticut help us picture an answer, thanks to their second Summer Games held in Hartford earlier this month and featuring more than 100 participants. N...

    Blog | August 19, 2012
  6. Web Clips: Sporting KC player cures phobia

    Patrick Dorsey

    There's a problem in the Midwest. A fan of Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City has cathisophobia -- the fear of sitting. Enter forward Kei Kamara, whose therapy proves effective in this clever Web ad for the club's season-ticket campaign. W...

    Blog | August 18, 2012
  7. Cool Kits: English Premier League 2012-13

    Patrick Dorsey

    Attention: The English Premier League kicks off Saturday, bringing to the forefront some pretty great soccer -- if you're into that sort of thing -- and some sweet unis. Here's a quick look at five of our favorite English Premier League kits, all...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  8. Creative video celebrates sports' big star

    Patrick Dorsey

    The ball. Without it, most sports would go nowhere. Filmmaker Daniel Mercadante noticed the visual power of this spherical object, in all its forms, and made a unique, 75-second film called "Ball," which features more than 800 blink-and-you'll-mi...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  9. One from the Night: Team USA's triumph

    Patrick Dorsey

    It's being called an instant classic, and for good reason: As night dragged on in England, Alex Morgan gave the U.S. women's soccer team an Olympic semifinal win -- and gave viewers here in the U.S. a moment they won't soon forget....

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  10. Montreal MLS team's creative video series

    Patrick Dorsey

    Major League Soccer's Montreal Impact are having a strong expansion year, still in contention for a playoff spot with three months left in the season. The club also is putting together an impressive array of videos, including a short series called...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  11. A closer look at London's Olympic venues

    Patrick Dorsey

    A full week is done in the 2012 London Olympics, with the Games' many venues all having been used for competition. So, with help from the London-based travel site and the Olympics' official site, Playbook takes a look at our 12 f...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  12. Before Fenway Park, Liverpool took Harvard

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before Liverpool took on Roma at Fenway Park on Wednesday, the storied English soccer club visited Harvard University for a packed day of training and sightseeing. There was a campus visit, which included new manager Brendan Rogers and defender Da...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  13. One from the Night: Chelsea gets cornered

    Patrick Dorsey

    Wednesday night proved what we all knew: The U.S. is clearly superior to England in soccer. Well, perhaps that's not the case. But newcomer Marko Marin, right, could do nothing to keep his team from getting caught in a figurative corner, as a late...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  14. FC Dallas honors Lamar Hunt with scarf

    Patrick Dorsey

    In 2010, FC Dallas erected a statue of Lamar Hunt -- the late former owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, the man who made famous the term "Super Bowl" and the American soccer pioneer who ran Major League Soccer's North Texas club, among others. Said ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  15. Giant soccer ball making rounds in Philly

    Patrick Dorsey

    On Wednesday, Europe's biggest soccer club -- at least in terms of 2011-12 international success -- will take on Major League Soccer's biggest names in a match at PPL Park in suburban Philadelphia. But before Chelsea FC takes on the MLS All-Stars,...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  16. One from the Night: Soccer, saves, Yankee

    Patrick Dorsey

    The latest entry into the history of soccer in Major League Baseball stadiums saw England's Chelsea, France's Paris Saint-Germain and New York Yankees saves king Mariano Rivera performing the coin toss with PSG's Christophe Jallet (left), Chelsea's F...

    Blog | July 23, 2012