Even Instant Replay Couldn’t Ruin the Most Exciting Soccer Match of the Year
U.S. Soccer Fans Shouldn’t Trust the Process That Led to the Hiring of Gregg Berhalter
It’s Scary How Much Better France Could Become, If They Learn to Trust Themselves
It’s Impossible to Root Against Croatia. It’s Also Impossible to Root for Croatia.
We Have Yet to Find Out if Croatia’s Players Ever Get Tired
Whichever Country Has Kylian Mbappé Is Looking Good to Win the World Cup. (It’s France.)
England’s Sterile Dominance Over Sweden Relied, as Usual, on Corners and Free Kicks
Thibaut Courtois’ Elastic Limbs Carry Belgium Into World Cup Semifinals
Uruguay Had the Perfect Plan to Beat France. Uruguay Did Not Beat France.
What Brazil Will Need to Win the World Cup
A Non-Ode to Sweden-Switzerland, the Saddest Game of the World Cup
Mexico Played 20 Minutes of Relentless Soccer Against Brazil. Soccer Matches Aren’t 20 Minutes.
Spain Tiki-Taka’s Itself to Death Against Russia
France’s Kylian Mbappé Ran All Over Lionel Messi and Argentina
This World Cup Is So European It Dips Its Fries in Mayo
Senegal Got Eliminated by FIFA’s Dumb “Fair Play” Tiebreaker. Here Are Some Better Tiebreakers.
The Bottom Half of the World Cup Bracket Is Shaping Up to Be a Real Garbage Dump
Congratulations to Mexico, Which Wasn’t Quite Terrible Enough to Miss the World Cup Knockout Round
Argentina Takes Its Bad Self to the Knockout Round
Maybe This Isn’t Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup After All