Tagged: soccer

Impossible Foxes

Chances are you’re missing one of the most incredible sports stories ever.

Explaining Soccer

Mike Dwyer asked us to explain the appeal of soccer. Here’s my attempt, using a goal the Netherlands’ Robin Van Persie scored today. First watch the video of the goal, then I’ll break it...

Linky Friday #57

Burt Likko fills in for Will Truman for this week’s aggregation of dozens of links to themed web randomness!

Ghanaaaaaaa!

World Cup draws. Early predictions. Frustrations. England fans singing vulgar songs. Cheering. Zero-zero ties. It’s a beautiful game.

Los robots que juegan al fútbol

Imagine for a moment that it’s 2050, and you are in the stands at Old Trafford in Manchester to watch a football match. This is not just any ol’ football match, though: on one...

USA 2, Slovenia 2

To quote the immortal Joe Jacobs: “We wuz robbed.” A goal that should have capped off an epic comeback was inexplicably called back to allow the Slovenians to slink away with a draw. Time...

Why I watch soccer

The weekend beckons, so I thought I’d write something about the World Cup. At his personal blog, Jonathan Last links to a pretty apt take-down of soccer evangelists he wrote in 2002, when Americans...

Your 2010 World Cup Primer

From The Unlikely Fan, a great series on the history of the World Cup and an entertaining post comparing the history of each country’s national squad to professional American teams. For the highbrow set...

The Roster Is Unveiled

Bob Bradley just announced the final cuts for the US’ World Cup squad.  I have to say that I’m pleasantly surprised that Bradley took the comparatively unheralded Edson Buddle and Herculez Gomez over Brian...