21 Things That Must Happen During This World Cup
June 10, 2014

 A must (must, must!) read post for every England fan. 

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.

Slavery, Sex and the Roots of Brazil's Transcendent Style of Soccer
June 10, 2014

Brazil's fraught racial and sexual history with soccer—and my family's fraught history with Brazil.

The World Cup Is About to Begin, and FIFA's Reputation Has Never Been Worse
June 09, 2014

John Oliver's 13-minute rant is just the latest in a long string of embarrassments.

Do U.S. Soccer Fans Steal Europe's Customs? Damn Right We Do!
June 06, 2014

A British writer calls American soccer fans “derivative, excessive and utterly ridiculous.” Those same adjectives apply to his essay.

The Tragedy of the 2014 World Cup: Gareth Bale Won't Be Playing
May 27, 2014

The Welshmen is the one player who would have made the tournament more interesting.

This Video of a Mobbed Subway Station in Brazil Should Frighten World Cup Fans
May 21, 2014

You'd better hope bus drivers aren't on strike this summer.

FIFA Needs to Take the 2022 World Cup Away from Qatar. Now.
May 19, 2014

At the current rate, more than 4,000 migrant workers will die to build the infrastructure for a soccer tournament. This is an abomination.

How Major League Soccer Can Beat the English Premier League in America: Embrace Its Inner Brooklyn
May 12, 2014

Now that Major League Soccer inked a new, eight-year TV deal, here is how it can win your heart.