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Teaching My Six-Year-Old Son About Mexico's Much Older World Cup Curse
Name your poison, we've taken it.
June 30, 2014

After the most abrupt shifts of emotions he'd ever experienced, a vexing question: How to explain fate to a six-year-old? 

Ketchup vs. Mayonnaise, and 9 Other Reasons Belgium Doesn't Have a Chance Against the U.S.
The fabulist patriot's guide to the most important sporting event in American history
June 30, 2014

The fabulist patriot's guide to the most important sporting event in American history 

James Rodriguez Is the Best Player of This World Cup
Even if Colombia loses, he's already done enough
June 29, 2014

Even if Colombia loses, he's already proved it

Photos: It Was Raining "Like Cows" in Recife Before USA-Germany
But that didn't stop USMNT fans from coming out in droves; Matthew Niederhauser's Photo Diary, Day Nine
June 29, 2014

But that didn't stop USMNT fans from coming out in droves; Matthew Niederhauser's Photo Diary, Day Nine

A Tale of Two Halves: On Brazil's Nail-biting Victory over Chile
Much like the country, Brazil's performance against Chile was both heaven and hell
June 28, 2014

Much like the country, Brazil's performance against Chile was both heaven and hell.

Aboard TAM Flight 3805: Surviving Brazil vs. Chile at 30,000 Feet
"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when the game goes to penalties
June 28, 2014

"Please stay in your seat with your seat belt fastened" does not apply when Brazil and Chile go to penalties.

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

In Defense of Cristiano Ronaldo
He's the guy everyone loves to hate, but his arrogance and narcissism are part of what makes him great.
June 27, 2014

He's the player everyone loves to hate. But his arrogance and narcissism are part of what makes him great. 

Algeria's Chance for Revenge
Facing Germany in the Round of 16, Les Fennecs have a chance to avenge the wrongs of 1982.
June 27, 2014

Thirty-two years after Algeria were thrown out of the World Cup by West German-Austrian collusion, Les Fennecs have a chance for revenge

The 11 Most Beautiful Goals of This World Cup (So Far)
Our picks for the strikes we'll remember from a tournament already known for its scoring
June 27, 2014

Alex Massie, Luke Dempsey, Leon Krauze and more on the goals we'll remember from a tournament known for its scoring

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