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The Joys of Streaming the World Cup on Univision
And that's even before the halftime commercials!
June 16, 2014

The zany pyrotechnics of the Univisión team could easily beat any David Foster Wallace paragraph in stylistic intensity

If Jurgen Klinsmann Doesn't Believe In the U.S. Team, Why Should I?
It's one thing to be realistic, another to be a killjoy
June 16, 2014

He isn't being realistic, he's being a killjoy. 

Before Jurgen Klinsmann Found Aron Johannsson In Iceland, Johannsson Found His Game in Florida
The Iceman is hereth.
June 15, 2014

And now the striker might just wind up the USMNT's most valuable new import. 

The Matches Have Been Excellent So Far. But Could FIFA's Corruption Make This the Last World Cup?
Imagining the all-too-possible.
June 15, 2014

By awarding the next two World Cups to Russia and Qatar, Sepp Blatter and his enablers may have marked the end of an era. 

We All Know Sepp Blatter Is Crooked, But What's This About Beckenbauer?
There has to be one good guy at FIFA. Right?
June 15, 2014

The day my final bit of football naïveté died. 

Watching the Three Lions Get Mauled at an Italian Restaurant in New Jersey
An England-Italy recap, with pizza
June 15, 2014

I was hoping for a little sympathy. This is what happened instead.

The Six Stages of England Fan Pessimism
Plumbing the psyche (or at least the tweets) of a nation that expects the worst in this (and every) World Cup
June 14, 2014

Plumbing the psyche (or at least the tweets) of a nation that expects the worst in this (and every) World Cup

Striking Images of Brazil's Love-Hate Relationship with This World Cup
Matthew Niederhauser's photo diary: Day One.
June 13, 2014

Matthew Niederhauser's World Cup photo diary: Day One. 

Robots Might Be Smart, But They're Terrible at Soccer—and They Flop, Too
A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match
June 13, 2014

A report from an awkward, adorable robot-soccer match.

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