Topic: Soccer

December 6, 2012

Luis Suarez is one of the best scorers in the Premier League, and on earth, right now. He's probably not one of the best people in or on either. So: which one matters more to you?

November 7, 2012

Something strange happened to the English League Cup last week. You could even say it was spooked. No, this isn't just a bad attempt to make an otherwise matter-of-fact teaser appear more intriguing by making altogether too much of the chance simultaneity of the recently-played fourth round of the competition and Halloween. How dare you. No, there were odd things going on, alright: goals. Lots and lots of goals.

October 4, 2012

Lance Armstrong and John Terry were both found not guilty by criminal courts, only to receive opposite verdicts from ruling bodies for their respective sports. Are sports tribunals better at investigations than police and prosecutors? Or is the idea of a sports justice system flawed at its core?

September 17, 2012

Award-winning international soccer journalist Simon Kuper chats with The Classical about his new book, his sense of the future of soccer, and more.

September 12, 2012

With his triumphs as a member of the Gunners behind him, incandescently brilliant striker Robin van Persie has begun a new life with a new team at Old Trafford. But that doesn't mean that the Gooners have forgotten about him or his silhouette. And that's not as weird as it sounds.

August 20, 2012

In which our hero returns to Manchester City against all odds. Then he steals a photographer's lens, like a big jerk.

August 16, 2012

It took 75 years, but the U.S. Men's Soccer team finally won a game in Mexico thanks to a 1-0 win in a skeleton-crew friendly on Wednesday night at Estadio Azteca. The result was about as meaningful as meaningless games get.

August 15, 2012

The Baltimore Bohemians have completed their exhausting, invigorating, harrowing and awesome inaugural season, which means that Bohs co-chief Joe Tirabassi's season-long diary of the team is coming to an end as well. With a keg party, in the rain.

July 24, 2012

How did an act of love and dedication become a symbol of displaced cynicism and the futility of modern fandom? 

July 19, 2012

Getting old and moving out of the top flight of club play isn't an exclusively Mexican phenomenon, but coming back home has a uniquely bittersweet taste for Mexican players.