Jordan Morris: ruthless enough to be a great goalscorer?
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 29, 6:58 p.m.
The pitiful lack of clarity that infests English-language soccer terminology was intriguingly exposed in Taylor Twellman's recent interview with Jordan Morris.
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The truly Greek Olympic final: Apollo vs. Dionysus
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 18, 5:31 p.m.
So the men's Olympic final comes down to this: Apollo vs. Dionysus. Apollo, god of reason and logic (that's the methodical Germans, you see), and Dionysus, god of emotions and instincts (and that's the free-styling Brazilians).
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Under-17 age cheating and FIFA's mysterious MRI tests
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 15, 1:59 a.m.
FIFA's Under-17 World Cup -- for me, the liveliest and the most enjoyable of all the global tournaments -- has, since its first edition in China in 1985, always been played under a heavy cloud of suspicion.
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Olympians bring back soccer with a smile, Brazilian soccer
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 11, 4:01 p.m.
Watching Brazil toy with Denmark was quite like old times. Not so old, of course -- let's say just 30 years ago. Admittedly, this was the Brazilian Olympic team, one of those bizarre combinations of young and old and whoever might be available.
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The tedious Martyrdom of Marsch -- but he happens to be right
Posted by Paul Gardner on Aug. 9, 1:34 p.m.
The New Jersey Red Bulls, it seems to me, had every reason to be miffed after their 2-2 tie with the Galaxy. They had seen their 2-0 lead snatched away by a spirited late Galaxy comeback.
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