Monthly Archives: July 2008

Adu’s Grace Kelly Moment

So, after beginning his career in a strange little federal district, Freddy Adu continues it in a strange little principality. From DC to Salt Lake to Lisbon to Monaco: one of the more unusual soccer career paths, even today. I’m … Continue reading

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The Surreal Season

Ah, late July. The Euros are over. The Olympics haven’t started. Europe is embroiled in goofy transfer crises. Liverpool is busy stacking its reserve team with Swiss defenders and French teenagers. All the big clubs are off playing Guangzhou or … Continue reading

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The Singularity Is Near

Prepare thyselves: West Ham fans engaged in aggro with…Columbus Crew fans? The Columbus Crew? Man, some weird shit is going on in the pulsating heart of Ohio’s football nation: first the club’s cosmic-order-defying run at the top of the table … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Moment Dictates That I Call This One "Buzzkill"

This has nothing to do with football, but anyway. Buzz. Buzz Bissinger. Those who frequent the intellectual red light district known as the Blogosphere will know Buzz, the Certified Author who went bananas on Bob Costa’s HBO chat show, getting … Continue reading

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A Fan’s Club? Alternative Freedom Club? Ask For Chips?

First came AFC Wimbledon. Then, FC United of Manchester. Now, not to be left behind, Liverpool supporters are launching their own grassroots “alternative” club into England’s netherworldly non-league pyramid. Judging by the preliminary reports, AFC Liverpool will, fittingly enough, be … Continue reading

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A National Disgrace

Somehow, I missed the fact that the United States failed to qualify for the Beach Soccer World Cup. I didn’t even get a chance to join the howling mob that undoubtedly stoned the team at the airport on its return … Continue reading

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20 Pints a Night V. Luther Blissett

Not that I feel very sympathetic to a multimillionaire who can’t “adjust” to working in a foreign country without the help of a specialized minder, but this Simon Kuper column on the struggles of relocating footballers contains a couple gems. … Continue reading

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