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Costa Rica and Colombia Never Really Had a Chance: A Theory of World Cup Upsets
There's a reason that the four teams left in have played in a combined 21 finals.
July 07, 2014

The four teams left in the World Cup have played in a combined 21 finals. This is not a coincidence. 

Why Qatar Should Be Allowed to Keep the 2022 World Cup
Relocating the tournament would deny the very progress reformers want
July 05, 2014

Taking the tournament away from Qatar would deny the very progress reformers want

Ten Reasons Why Baseball Is Better than Soccer
July 04, 2014

Ten reasons why baseball is better than soccer.

The Netherlands' Odds Rise Dramatically in Big Bank's Fancy World Cup Predictions
If you listen to Goldman Sachs, it's either Brazil or the Netherlands.
July 03, 2014

If you listen to Goldman Sachs, it's either Brazil or the Netherlands.

Hubris, Total Football, and the Ethics of Diving: David Winner on the Dutch Team's Chances
An interview with the author of "Brilliant Orange"
July 03, 2014

An interview with the author of "Brilliant Orange"

Impossible Isn't French: Can France Go All the Way this World Cup?
Confidence is high before Les Bleus' showdown with the Germans on Friday
July 03, 2014

Confidence is high before Les Bleus' showdown with the Germans on Friday

Stop Treating Women Like They Don't Know Anything About Soccer
We're not eye candy for crowd shots. And we know the game every bit as well as men.
July 02, 2014

We don't go to games to be eye candy in crowd shots. And we know the sport just as well as men. 

What I've Done to Myself By Watching Every Second of This World Cup
Chaucer had his barrels, I have my barn
July 02, 2014

In Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale," they were barrels. Me, I have my barn. 

Chris Wondolowski NOT Missing Easy Shots, in GIFs
Five final, devastating reminders of what might have been
July 02, 2014

A final, devastating reminder of what might have been 

A Tribute to DaMarcus Beasley, USMNT's Unexpected Standout
Four consecutive World Cups, one big position switch, boundless heart
July 02, 2014

Four consecutive World Cups, and still running

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