Match Day 25
Antoine Griezmann is a #19. He holds the ball up like a hulking #9 and playmakes between the lines like a #10.
Shot out to IBWM on the background.
Match Day 24
I already miss my first sips of coffee at kickoff with Jorge Perez-Navarro yelling “It’s soooccccer timeeeeeeee.”
I already miss William Carvalho trotting around Portugal’s midfield with a Ballon d’Or worthy stache’
And I already miss Saturday morning pickup soccer. When the World Cup hums on in the background of our lives, we all play with an extra bit of pep.
Match Day 22
That no look, dragback, backheel, roll, flick, thing…
Match Day 20
He left Raja home. Started Chadli and Fellaini. Finished Brazil and reached the semifinals.
Ok. Bobby is not Pep Guardiola, but he is guiding Belgium through a memorable summer.
Match Day 19
What England is this? Jamie Vardy sprinting around in extra time, poppin’ his bubble gum? Confidence.
Match Day 18
I’ve been watching this World Cup in chunks. It’s been a mix of late lunch break treadmill jogs, hijacking my brother in-law’s DVR and refreshing ESPN on my phone until the data plan exploded.
I long for summer days, free from responsibility where my mornings and late afternoons were planned around watching matches live.
Match Day 17
The perennial players – The Football Ramble, The Totally Football Show, and others remain. But the Rabona podcast, hosted by Musa Okwonga and Michael Da Silva is like a poetry reading and a pub chat fell in love.
Match Day 16
Óscar Tabárez, chess master.