Jess Walter

Pepe Kicks Those He's Already Downed
June 16, 2014

The Portguese defender's history of violence 

The Real Reason There Were No American Players on the 'Most Compelling Players' List
June 12, 2014

The U.S. is the thirteenth ranked team and we picked a total of eleven players, so is it really that shocking that no Americans showed up? 

Why Cameroon Will Beat Mexico on Friday
June 11, 2014

The Lions' secret advantage: the spirit of the oldest player to ever score in a World Cup. 

Eleven Writers and Intellectuals on the World Cup's Most Compelling Characters

Karl Ove Knausgaard, Aleksandar Hemon, Joseph O'Neill, and eight other soccer-loving writers plumb the tournaments most compelling characters.