soccer

Charts: Messi and RVP are Having Brilliantly Efficient World Cups. Michael Bradley, Not So Much.
Miles run per goal scored, versus most miles run, period
June 27, 2014

Which players squeezing the most goals out of the least effort, and who's working hardest for the least glory

Bravo, Klinsmann. And Look Out, Belgium!
It wasn't pretty, but we cheated (the Group of) Death
June 26, 2014

It wasn't pretty, but we cheated (the Group of) Death

USA-Germany Recap: 9 Takeaways On The Loss That Felt Like A Win
And on to the Round of 16 we go.
June 26, 2014

And on to the Round of 16 we go.

Soccer Players Are Worried About the Heat in Brazil, But They Actually Run Faster When It's Hot
Scientists put soccer players in 109 degree heat. Here's what they found out.
June 26, 2014

Scientists put soccer players in 109 degree heat. Here's what they found out. 

Forget Spain: Why I’m Mourning the End of Australia’s Golden Generation
An American fan's tribute to the upstarts from Down Under
June 24, 2014

An American fan's valentine to the upstarts from Down Under 

Algeria - France Would Be a Truly Historic Showdown
A slightly premature second round preview
June 23, 2014

A slightly premature second round preview

A Team to Charm Even the Chilean Left
La Roja have a country in the international headlines for happier reasons
June 23, 2014

Jorge Sampaoli and La Roja have a country in the international headlines for happier reasons

Just How Good Would France Be if Every French-Born Arab Player Opted to Play for Les Bleus?
And another puzzle: How is Laurent Blanc still coaching—anywhere?
June 23, 2014

And another puzzle: How is Laurent Blanc still coaching—anywhere?

Towards an Ethic of World Cup Fandom
A philosopher in Brazil ruminates on how to be a good fan
June 22, 2014

A philosopher in Brazil ruminates on how to be a good fan

A Less Smooth Soccer Ball is Actually More Predictable When It's Kicked
Science explains pressure distribution shifts!
June 20, 2014

Science explains transition points and pressure distribution shifts.

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