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  • November 30, 2017
    Santi Cazorla, Tiny Dancer

    Santi Cazorla hasn't played in more than a year, and it's anyone's guess when he'll play again. But the space in the game left by his absence makes his return seem all the more necessary.

  • Ann Coulter infamously cast soccer as a tool of the invading hordes that seek to destroy the United States. Decades ago, however, Americans within the sport made many of the same xenophobic arguments to protect a particular style of play.

  • August 5, 2013
    After Xavi

    Spain has been the best team in international soccer for several years, and Xavi Hernandez has been the player most important to their success and identity. Yet, after many difficulties in the Confederations Cup and broader changes in club soccer, is it time to phase him out of the team's plans?

  • March 7, 2012
    In Bed With Messi

    Lionel Messi is perhaps the most fun-to-watch soccer player on earth. But, of all people, Messi's Argentine countrymen seem incapable of fully enjoying or embracing this most joyous and embraceable of stars. There are reasons for this, but they have little to do with Leo.