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How The USWNT Finally Figured It Out

After toiling in mediocrity for the whole tournament, with players playing out of position, no organizational structure, and no defined individual roles, the USWNT finally came out last night looking like the World Cup favorites we all thought they’d be. Because of that, we’re left with one question: the hell took so… » 7/01/15 12:59pm 7/01/15 12:59pm

How The USWNT Can Beat Germany

So here we are, at the semifinals of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup. There have been upsets, trash talk, and general FIFA-inflicted incompetence. After Germany escaped France last weekend, and the United States of America triumphed over China, this match between the world’s two top-ranked teams promises to be a… » 6/30/15 12:09pm 6/30/15 12:09pm

FIFA Screwed France Out Of The Tournament, And It's Bullshit

Immediately following France’s loss to Germany in the Women’s World Cup quarterfinal, a rightfully frustrated Camille Abily lashed out at FIFA’s seeding protocols. As anyone who bothered to look ahead could see, those teams—probably the two best in the world—were always on a collision course at that early stage in the… » 6/29/15 2:05pm 6/29/15 2:05pm

French Player Slams FIFA: "They Have To Stop Taking Us For Idiots"

As undeniably awesome as last night’s France-Germany match was, it was complete and utter bullshit that these two teams were forced to meet in the quarterfinals. Far from being an unforeseen, unlucky occurrence, this is exactly as FIFA planned it. And France’s Camille Abily, for one, is none too happy about that. » 6/27/15 1:48pm 6/27/15 1:48pm

The USWNT Must Evolve Or Die

This time last year, Brazil were capping off a fairly up-and-down group stage of the 2014 World Cup on home soil. The tournament favorites, whose fans had been planning the impending victory celebration practically since the moment FIFA announced them as hosts, had at times impressed, and at others looked curiously… » 6/23/15 4:24pm 6/23/15 4:24pm

Germany Kill Off Sweden With Sliding Circus Shot Goal

And thus the German machine charges on. Germany dominated Sweden for nearly the entire 90 minutes in the Round of 16, save a brief spell late on when, leading 3-0, Sweden threatened to make a game of it by scoring once and spurning a golden 1 v. 1 with the keeper. Nevertheless, Germany came right back to squelch any… » 6/20/15 6:01pm 6/20/15 6:01pm

Believe It Or Not, Germany Aren't Invincible

Yes, I am very aware of how crazy that headline sounds. Yes, I watched Die Nationalelf demolish Côte d’Ivoire, and how the score wasn’t 15-0 is beyond me. Germany are probably the best team in the world. They are the deepest team in the tournament besides the United States. They are a steamroller set to flatten… » 6/11/15 3:23pm 6/11/15 3:23pm

Mix Diskerud Bicycle-Kicks In Goal; USMNT Is Kinda Hanging With Germany

Hmmm, the USMNT maintaining possession, playing it out from the back, overloading zones with intelligent off-ball movement, good first touches, and a tying goal that wasn’t totally against the run of play while facing one of the world’s best? Maybe we were on to something...
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Germany Are A Steamroller, And They Expect To Win It All

Germany have historically been one of the best teams in women’s soccer, and they go into the 2015 World Cup like they go into every tournament: with the expectation of winning. They won the World Cup in 2003 and 2007, finished runner-up in 1995, and have won every Women’s Euro since 1995. They went 10-0 in World Cup… » 6/03/15 3:35pm 6/03/15 3:35pm

The Best Restaurant in the World Is: Disney's Epcot Theme Park

For the past year, Rich Juzwiak and Caity Weaver have scoured New York in search of the city’s greatest restaurant. This spring, the authors expanded their quest into a global hunt: the search for the Best Restaurant in the World. Due to time and budget constraints, it was determined that the most efficient method to… » 4/30/15 12:45pm 4/30/15 12:45pm

Danny Green Is Sorry About The Bad Caption On His Holocaust Selfie

Since the San Antonio Spurs are in Berlin to play an exhibition game against Alba Berlin, Danny Green used his free time to explore. He went to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin and took a photo, which is fine. It's not like he's smiling in it. But the caption—"You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust"—was a bad… » 10/08/14 11:55am 10/08/14 11:55am