Footy Books: The Outsider

The Outsider by Johnathan Wilson is a deep-dive into the enigma-wrapped-in-a-riddle that is the goalkeeper. Wilson, as he so often does, masterfully weaves a story throughout the common thread that all of his “characters” hold, their shared experience as the crazy one… 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 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

Brazil 2014: Matchdays 3-6

It’s only been a few days since the first installation of these World Cup recaps, but there has been tons of action and excitement for fans of all nations to enjoy!  Costa Rica stunned Uruguay, Cote d’Ivoire mounted a fierce… Continue Reading