Let the Border Kids Stay
August 12, 2014
A comprehensive case for compassion.
Tome of an unknown soldier.
Was This the Last Great World Cup?
July 13, 2014
It wasn't a perfect tournament, but we're going to like it a lot better than the dark age that now awaits
Corruption and European clubs are sapping the country's talent. But it was their coach who ensured that this team played scared.
Yes, American Soccer Has Finally Arrived
July 01, 2014
Was that exciting, America? Well, good—you better get used to it.
"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when Brazil and Chile go to penalties.
Bravo, Klinsmann. And Look Out, Belgium!
June 26, 2014
It wasn't pretty, but we cheated (the Group of) Death
God Is Brazilian: The Theology of 'Futebol,' Explained
June 19, 2014
My visit to Sao Paulo's Museu do Futebol, where history magically records a Brazil victory in every World Cup ever played
Welcome to Goal Posts III
June 10, 2014
Welcome to Goal Posts III, TNR's World Cup Blog
Brazil's fraught racial and sexual history with soccer—and my family's fraught history with Brazil.