Author Bio & Stories

  • March 19, 2015
    Peja And Vlade

    Two stars from Yugoslavia symbolized different aspects of the troubled, ethnically diverse republic. Together, they made beautiful basketball and provided their homeland with something to be proud of.

  • A preview so comprehensive, so wide-ranging, so dedicated to getting you up to speed with MLS that it has both Terence Malick and a crossword puzzle in it.

  • March 6, 2015
    Fun With MLS Team Names The Clog

    People are always asking "How many Timbers play for the Portland Timbers?" and "Is DC really United?" It is literally all anyone is ever talking about. Here's our cynical clickbait cash-in that definitively answers the hottest and most urgent questions in sports.

  • December 11, 2014
    Yakkin' About Jurgen

    A frank conversation on the TED Talk-y tendencies, general weirdness, and secret promise of the USMNT's weird and weirdly iconic coach.

  • Our national DeAndre Yedlin moment, MLS' status as the most undisputedly major league in world soccer, Andrew Farrell's tubby mastery, those times when DC United is Sunderland FC, and other important (domestic) soccer topics.

  • Does the ghost of Pablo Escobar still loom over Colombian cyclists? 

  • In 2011, Dirk Nowitzki gave everyone who cares about the NBA something they did not dare expect. He, and those Mavericks, gave some people even more than that. They needed it.

  • Michael Bradley might have been the best American player in European soccer. Instead, he decided to come home and play in the MLS. It's a big deal, for him and his league, even though the story's a long way from finished.

  • A frank conversation about Sochi's extravagantly and ridiculously messed-up facilities and logistics, and the numerous and more egregiously messed-up things that explain those more cosmetic problems, and how we talk about all of it.

  • On Mike Mongtomery, and cultural differences, and a general decline in caring about things as reflected in a particular PAC-12 college basketball game. Also pizza.