Well Struck: Previously Well Struck
Left Back in the Changing Room’s 11 most pivotal English soccer moments
Futfanatico: EPL preview if the teams were rap artists
Zonal Marking: When three-man back lines go bad
James Hamilton’s 11 most pivotal English football moments
Tim Vickery on the importance of derbies in South America
World Cup College: England’s tension between neo-realism and Hobbes’ mechanism
Soccer Spieler dares look back to name the real Group of Death
Tim Vickery’s advice to Brazil: Hire Leonardo and start attacking
Said & Done wraps the World Cup: Jack Warner’s noose, how many teachers executive hospitality costs in South Africa would have employed, and the best FIFA expenses ever claimed
Watford Academy: Jockeys + ballet + school = the envy of Europe
Neil W. Blackmon: Normalizing the Thierry Henry signing
Zonal Marking’s final World Cup final analysis begins: basic shapes and pressing
The history of the U-20 Women’s World Cup…now on in Germany
The sOccket ball: Play and plug
James Hamilton asks: What is the connection between poverty and skill on the ball?
Andrew Guest: Stumbling on African voices and views at the World Cup
Jennifer Doyle: Germany still remembers Enke
Why China lags in soccer: A roundtable
Daniel Alarcón on Hand of God II and the tragic luster of Gyan’s second penalty kick
Tim Vickery: The emotional immaturity of Maradona and Dunga
Stefan Fatsis scans the endless horizon of FIFA corruption
Roddy Doyle: England in 2014 Ha Ha Ha
The Run of Play says: Throw away all skeleton keys
Jennifer Doyle: Reading the World Cup through Moby Dick
Said & Done, Week Two, World Cup: What Sepp Blatter refuses to RT; how JP Morgan predicted England to take it all
The Global Game defends Koman Coulibaly and the impossibility of refereeing
Simon Kuper: Brazil football is like a tribute act
Geoff Shandler/The Goal Post: How John Harkes is killing US soccer
Jennifer Doyle: FIFA’s missed chance to intervene against homophobia
Andrew Guest: Power, vuvuzelas and the invention of tradition
James Lawton: FIFA’s Big Brother act is crumbling
Ben Wallace-Wells/The Goal Post: Why the World Cup beats the Champions League
Treasons, Strategems and Spoils: Does schoolmaster Capello just need more time to teach his lessons?
Futfanatico player-rates the US-Slovenia match as if players were microorganisms
Fair Play: Why Vincent Enyeama’s going places
Jonathan Wilson: Mexico, New Zealand and North Korea break the mold
Pitch Invasion: USA uses World Cup 2018 big as a bargaining chip to get 2022
Move over, vuvuzela: Here’s the inflatable Korean clapper
Tim Vickery: Is Argentina for real?
Tim Vickery: Is Brazil already in trouble?
Pitch Invasion: Where are the goals?
The Jabulani: Consistent ball, inconsistent players
There are two kinds of people I can’t stand: Those who are intolerant of other cultures, and the (arrogant) Dutch
Jason Gay: Let the vuvuzela blow!
Said and Done on the World Cup: Coca-Cola and Yahoo shortchange South Africa; if Argentina wins, the winning goal-scorer gets anal sex; FIFA is a charity?
What if it were women’s teams playing in this World Cup draw?
Futfanatico: Rating USMNT players as astronomical bodies
The USMNT: Too much humility?
England: The stages of grief
A writer’s dilemma: Cool to soccer, hot for the World Cup
Zakumi versus old school World Cup mascots: A soccermetrical analysis
Eerie parallels between Mexico 1986 and South Africa 2010
Spain=Apple: If World Cup teams were corporations
32 World Cup players to watch: Tom Williams’ full, excellent scouting reports.
The Jabulani conforms: So please shut up about it
Match Fit USA’s Formula XI: USA loses in the quarters, in the top 5 by 2022
German MNT starts to sing the national anthem
Pythagoras says: Red Bulls overrated, all other MLS teams about where they are
Analytics for the World Cup: There’s an app for that
Not available online: The Portage zine
Why the Glazer’s talk of “fully committed” and “not for sale” is just foreplay
Martin Samuel: Will Platini’s plan actually reinforce European club inequality?
Whom to root for when your second favorite country no longer exists
mlssoccer.com, two months in: “painfully exasperating,” “subpar,” “far to go”
World Cup. Milwaukee. Games on.
Why Ban Ki-Moon, the International Criminal Court, and victims of conflict in Africa will be playing a little match
Sex for World Cuppers: Myth, science and George Best
Belgium: It’s just easier to hate France
Spain: Everything is too perfect
Mourinho is good-looking…and that’s important
Manchester United: Suddenly one-dimensional
How the Bradford Fire marked the beginning of the end for English football’s decline
The latest bad investment fad among sportsmen: Hair replacement
Said & Done: The 2009-10 Awards
Final Pythagorean for EPL: Chelsea still wins! (But how did Wigan stay up?)
Didier Drogba just can’t let Marseille go
USA 1950: It was complicated
Tom Meagher calls for a new delivery model for soccer news
Further Football’s Premier League 2009-10 tactical review
Tulevik Viljandi: Antidote for the boring team badge
A day in the life of Yael Averbuch, Sky Blue FC: living at home, driving 2001 Honda with 120,000 miles, happy as a clam
Reasons to keep Mourinho away from Man Utd
Refunds: Nice idea…but where would it end?
Liverpool/Everton: The Siamese stadia plan
Recorded human history now has a new lightest boot ever
We always thought CR9 was a little stiff
Your new Oceania Champions League champions: Papua New Guinea’s Hekari United
I have to admit, I needed this: US World Cup Soccer history, 1930-1950
On the 12th anniversary of the suicide of the only openly gay British professional player…not much has changed regarding football’s homophobia
It’s not your father’s favorite rap band’s Compton anymore…and it needs some soccer fields
Sepp Watch: Greatest denial ever; taste in bling
Nike stops short of body painting to sell the new USMNT jersey
Was Mourinho that smart — or was Guardiola that dumb?
Guillem Balague’s Sophie’s Choice: Messi or Mourinho?
Please understand the word catenaccio before using it
How will Qatar’s air-conditioned, open-air, carbon-neutral World Cup stadia work? (HT: du Nord)
Will the island of Jersey leave FIFA limbo soon?
The awe-inspiringly thorough Chicago Fire Soccer Club Supporters’ Charter (including thorough explanation of the “Stand and Deliver” slogan)
Now in the Cruyff doghouse: Ibrahimovic, Mourinho
North Korea: A known soccer quantity
Kofi Annan on the World Cup’s powers to heal and surprise
The accountants handling Portsmouth’s administration tout their relegation turnaround expertise
Evo Morales scores a hat trick…and then another
Disturbing sacrifices come easily to World Cup title-hungry fans
Calciopoli returns…and Inter could be next
Why did Aaron Mokoena dress up like a girl?
The Bayern win over MUFC — in stop-action Lego
Claude Anelka, ruining yet another club
Trailer for The Two Escobars
Why DC United is a steaming pile of poo
What the hell is Fla-Flu?
Developing an alternative McLeish report
Touting the Champions League: a report from the front lines
The Greek government stops funding the Super League
Are these photos of a World Cup concentration camp?
Roy Keane decides to shut up
For your cubicle: A World Cup 2010 wall chart
Why the USA needs Match of the Day
Red Bull Arena: Louder than an airplane
Barcelona ’08-’09: The second-best team of the decade?
Three ways to make the Europa League better/good/worth caring about/slightly more interesting than “Frontline”
How Sir Alex is winning his war against the BBC (and the secret weapon he’s used to do it)
The exceedingly odd Lincoln Ladies FC logo (HT: Pitch Invasion)
You wish someone could rein in football spending. Be careful what you wish for.
Don’t look now, but here comes Uruguay!
South African airline continues to mock FIFA’s World Cup licensing stranglehold
The Red Knights have been good for Man Utd’s bond price
Is indoor soccer dead?
Break up Durham City! They win to go 1-0-27
Strike? The lowest-paid players in MLS players (they already undoubtedly have second jobs)
For once and for all, here are the 5 real reasons NASL went under
When England banned women from playing football (video circa 1921)
An American encounters the very post-modern Gillette Soccer Saturday
Here’s the only non-FIFA man in the world who thinks FIFA got the goal-line tech call right
CR9 remakes ‘The Lady from Shanghai’ ending — alas, without Rita Hayworth
The 1973 England-Poland classic gets what it always lacked: a classical music soundtrack
How the new Melbourne Heart FC crowdsourced its name…but stumbled on its logo
Desperation for a glimpse at Fox Soccer Plus HD approaches iPad-like levels
5 questions to ask your club’s owners (when you see them next at the pub)
A rather dangerous corner kick (complete with riot police)
Forget pitch invasions — home invasions strike the EPL (and not always when you’re on the road!)
Joan LaPorta: Gràcies a tots pel vostre suport
The Man Utd grassrooters hire Obama’s online gurus to help their tea party
The World Cup: Bad for animal welfare
Decline of the Press, Exhibit 10,987: Did Ashley Cole say “F***ing hell, my life is ruined” or “Just **** off, my life has been ruined” or “F*** off – you’re scum, you’ve ruined my life”?
Is this new Pepsi/World Cup ad cute, or culturally condescending? (At least to short Argentine strikers?)
Defending your Women’s Professional Soccer crown? Do 10 pull-ups, 50 head juggles, 100 volleys off the wall, bench press your weight — then watch Chuck
Norris. Repeat daily.
When Africanized bees attack a football match (starts at about 1:12; the exterminator arrives at 2:50)
Man Utd. as the Green Bay Packers (right down to the green and gold)?
Anybody up for a road trip to Tom Tomsk?
Craven Cottage has a neutrals’ section — and no, no one gets hurt
The soccer ball of the future: a chameleon with an onboard camera (watch out, Thierry Henry)
Jens Lehmann: teacher, mother, secret lover