2022 World Cup
- 21 Dec 2022
- Despite its unusual aspects, the 2022 World Cup has had everything that soccer fans hope to see.
A weekend remembered
- 31 May 2022
- I wasn't amazed, but I did expect to be entertained, and I was entertained. Besides the start of summer, these three properties signalled a return to pre-COVID times, in their own ways.
A weekend to remember
- 27 May 2022
- This weekend is something of a return to the Before Times. I plan to watch a binge-worthy show on Netflix, a surefire blockbuster in theaters, and a soccer final held in a full stadium.
- 10 Jun 2018
- My interest, and the world's interest, in soccer is probably greater than it's ever been. There's excitement about the possibility of memorable entertainment and maybe some sadness about elapsed time.
1998 World Cup
- 26 May 2018
- I'll follow World Cups until I can't follow them, but the one from 20 years ago will always be my favorite.
New FIFA president
- 26 Feb 2016
- The times are changing at FIFA, I hope.
- 12 Jan 2016
- The governing body of soccer is stronger than ever because we're all hypocrites.
Scandal-less Soccer Saturday
- 6 Jun 2015
- FIFA might be totally corrupt because of its non-profit structure, billion-dollar sponsors, and closed-door culture, but I want to follow the federation's upcoming, high-profile events for now.