It's a Sorry Year for British Sports, and Not Just at the World Cup
July 08, 2014

God may still save the Queen, but Britannia has not ruled in 2014

A Tribute to Alfredo Di Stefano, An All-Time Soccer Great
July 08, 2014

He never played in a World Cup, but every player there now should salute him.

Photos: Brazilians Celebrate Bittersweet Victory over Colombia
July 07, 2014

Matthew Niederhauser's World Cup Photo Diary: Day Twelve

Costa Rica and Colombia Never Really Had a Chance: A Theory of World Cup Upsets
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
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
July 03, 2014

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

Impossible Isn't French: Can France Go All the Way this World Cup?
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
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.