soccer

French Revival? Five Story Lines to Watch During Les Bleus' Next Matches
Plus one supposedly burning question you can safely disregard
June 17, 2014

Plus one supposedly burning question you can safely disregard 

The U.S.-Ghana Match Was the Best Worst Game of the Tournament
Years of investment, for what?
June 17, 2014

Years of investment, for what?

The Improbable Goal-Scoring Prowess of Germany's Thomas Muller
Slouchy socks, impeccable timing
June 17, 2014

Slouchy socks, impeccable timing

Why You Should (and Should Not) be Excited About Belgium’s New Golden Generation
A test for the unifying power of soccer
June 16, 2014

A test for the unifying power of soccer 

Pepe's Headbutt Earned Him a Red Card. But Does Anger Sometimes Help Players, Too?
Whether or not it’s true, most athletes believe it does
June 16, 2014

Whether or not it’s true, most athletes believe that anger helps them.

Nate Silver and His Equations Don't Understand the World Cup
The dubiousness of Big Data's soccer predictions
June 16, 2014

The dubiousness of Big Data's soccer predictions

This Was the Best World Cup Ball of All Time
Plus, a ranking of every official tournament ball since 1970
June 16, 2014

The perfection of the 1978 Tango. Plus, every other official World Cup ball since 1970, ranked.

Robots Might Be Smart, But They're Terrible at Soccer—and They Flop, Too
A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match
June 13, 2014

A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match.

Soccer Ball Manufacture Is Inefficient. Here's Why.
June 13, 2014

Why don't soccer ball factories adopt the most efficient technology available?

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? 

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