Fernando Rodriguez-Vila

Costa Rica and Colombia Never Really Had a Chance: A Theory of World Cup Upsets
There's a reason that the four teams left in have played in a combined 21 finals.
July 07, 2014

The four teams left in the World Cup have played in a combined 21 finals. This is not a coincidence. 

In Defense of Cristiano Ronaldo
He's the guy everyone loves to hate, but his arrogance and narcissism are part of what makes him great.
June 27, 2014

He's the player everyone loves to hate. But his arrogance and narcissism are part of what makes him great. 

The Portugal Game Will Make U.S. Soccer Converts Appreciate One of the Sport's Great Pleasures: The Gut-Wrenching Draw
Still can't stop thinking about it, can you?
June 23, 2014

Still can't stop thinking about last night, can you?

A Tale of Two Argentinas: What the Bosnia Game Taught Us About the Team's Conflicting Approaches
Argentina's game, like its politics, is bitterly divided.
June 16, 2014

A sloppy win shows the bitter divisions within Argentinian football

Spain-Holland Preview: Can a Band of Hungover Dutchmen Defeat Tiki-Taka's Trotsky?
Nando Vila and Joseph O’Neill dissect Friday's Group B clash

Nando Vila and Joseph O’Neill on the Epic Rematch...That No One's Talking About 

All You Tiki-Taka Haters Are Just Jealous
Like it or not, possession still wins matches
June 11, 2014

Like it or not, possession still gets results.