What Will We Take From This Tournament?
July 11, 2014
Some World Cups write a beautiful romance, but more often, they offer up troubled stories
It has been noted: Maybe what US soccer needs is more military bases in places like Spain and Brazil
Mourning Algeria's Cruel, Beautiful Loss to Germany
July 01, 2014
Les Fennecs may have lost, but they reminded us of the joy of the game
And what is FIFA going to do about it?
Algeria - France Would Be a Truly Historic Showdown
June 23, 2014
A slightly premature second round preview
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Cheer for Belgium
June 18, 2014
And why I'm thinking of starting a support group for fans of more than one World Cup team
The World Cup of Dissonance
June 13, 2014
World Cup 2014's shaky opening proves that we don't know what to expect from the tournament, on and off the pitch.
A Prayer for the Goalies and Referees of the World Cup
June 12, 2014
But they aren't all bad!
Karl Ove Knausgaard, Aleksandar Hemon, Joseph O'Neill, and eight other soccer-loving writers plumb the tournaments most compelling characters.