What Should We Want From The USMNT In 2015?

It's still a little odd seeing guys like Michael Bradley, Clint Dempsey, Jermaine Jones—hell, even Jozy Altidore—in their USMNT jerseys and remembering that these are not the players they once were. It's tough to wean yourself away from, say, watching Altidore temporarily putting the U.S. up 2-1 on Chile last night… » 1/29/15 5:04pm 1/29/15 5:04pm

Chile Is Obsessed With Alexis Sánchez's Sex Life

New Arsenal star Alexis Sánchez has come into the Premier League and torn shit up. Naturally, his native Chile has been very interested in their local hero's exploits. And while there hasn't been too much to worry about in terms of his playing performance, the country's press has kept a close eye on his performance in… » 12/17/14 2:37pm 12/17/14 2:37pm

Chilean Striker Tattoos Himself With Image Of His Heartbreaking Miss

Mauricio Pinillia is not about to forget about how how close he came to bringing his team a stunning World Cup victory over Brazil. That's because the Chilean striker went ahead and got a picture of his golazo-that-wasn't tattooed on his body after the match. Some old guy must have said something vaguely meaningful… » 7/01/14 12:05pm 7/01/14 12:05pm

Brazil's Goalkeeper And Goal Frame Keep Them From Falling To Chile

The sport of soccer being what it is—a game of players, whose fates are judged on the last moments they leave us with—Brazil's goalkeeper Júlio César will go down as today's hero when his team outlasted Chile to win on penalties. But even as strong a performance as his should not overshadow the impact Brazil's goal… » 6/28/14 5:58pm 6/28/14 5:58pm

Chile Recover From Own-Goal To Equalize Brazil

The first half of Brazil-Chile was a bit of a nail-biter for the hosts. It ended 1-1, but Brazil could easily be down 2-1 or even 2-0. Brazil's first goal, off a Neymar corner kick, was initially given to David Luiz—which would be his first goal ever in 40 caps for Brazil—but it sure looks like it went off defender… » 6/28/14 12:58pm 6/28/14 12:58pm

Why Chile Can Beat Brazil And Make A Deep World Cup Run

This is South America's World Cup. It started with a flourish of Brazilian zest and color in São Paulo, with Brazil's opening day coming out party against Croatia. Then there was the Argentine invasion of the Maracanã, Brazilian soccer's spiritual home. And the brightest stars at the glitteriest of tournaments? Lionel… » 6/28/14 10:38am 6/28/14 10:38am

The Netherlands Smack Chile, Win Group B, Appear Unstoppable

The Netherlands played Chile today in the deciding match to see which country would finish atop Group B. The Netherlands demolished Spain in the opener, and dispatched Australia, but Chile had also won both of their matches, and it was reasonable to assume that the Dutch, who were without the suspended Robin van… » 6/23/14 3:26pm 6/23/14 3:26pm