Laurent Dubois

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

The Making of Belgium's Golden Generation, and Imported Versus Cultivated Talent
July 02, 2014

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

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. 

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.