Footy Books: 8 World Cups

Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer by George Vecsey does what few others books about this game can. It canonizes the history of the sport’s Mount Olympus through the lens of one man who… Continue Reading

Brazil 2014: Final Round of 16 Matchday

    Welcome to the final matchday of the Round of 16, with a few surprises already in the books, the USMNT look to spring another on the mercurial Belgians and Messi and Co. look to continue their winning ways… Continue Reading

Brazil 2014: Looking Ahead to the Round of 16

  The dust has finally settled on the group stage of World Cup 2014 and it’s hard to have imagined it being such an attacking goalfest nor could we have predicted the list of squads that are heading home and… Continue Reading

The US Soccer Tank Gaining Traction

I read an article today and thought it was an interesting assessment of the current football culture in the US that does even better to expound upon the ‘why’ of The Beautiful Game’s ascension in the country, relating it to present-day cultural… Continue Reading

The Cruel and Brilliant Divinity of the Soccer Gods (World Cup 2014 Edition)

So, who are these ‘soccer Gods’ I continue to refer to?  While that’s not only a great question, it’s also one I can’t answer.  They’re nebulous, sporting beings that pull the gossamer marionette strings attached to each professional footballer to grace this… Continue Reading