Topic: Soccer

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.

July 18, 2012

Clint Dempsey just finished the best season any American soccer player has ever had in Europe. He is about to get very, very rich because of it. But the enigmatic dude from Nacogdoches, Texas remains stubbornly, and more than a little admirably, hard to know.

July 17, 2012

In its first year of operation, the Detroit City Football Club already looks like a legitimate minor league success story—a minor league squad with multiple groups of supporters and a solid on-field product deserving of all that passion. But this upstart team's backstory is more complicated than that, and has its origins in Detroit's signature stubbornness and uniquely polyglot population.

July 2, 2012

Notes from the annual Steve Nash Foundation Showdown game, where NBA players and sports journos alike are tolerated by world-class soccer players. All for the good of the kids.