Pepe's Headbutt Earned Him a Red Card. But Does Anger Sometimes Help Players, Too?
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
June 16, 2014

The dubiousness of Big Data's soccer predictions

This Was the Best World Cup Ball of All Time
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
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? 

Why You Should Hate Team USA
June 12, 2014

Why You Should Root Against Team USA in the World Cup

Watching Your World Cup Team Triples Your Chance of Having a Heart Attack
June 12, 2014

Watching a stressful game of soccer is almost as bad for your heart as experiencing an earthquake.

Why Has Literature Ignored Soccer?
June 12, 2014

Baseball has inspired great literature in part because it's seen as a kaleidoscope of the American Dream; soccer, not so much.

Why There Is No Such Thing as a Bad World Cup
June 11, 2014

A philosopher's theory of soccer fandom