Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Lowest Level: Pickup Soccer in America, Part II

The last time I wrote about pickup at length, on the first day of our site’s existence, I talked about its usefulness as a teaching tool. The thrust of the piece was that in pickup, your personal tactical acumen is … Continue reading

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Tuesday Ten: Occupy FIFA

Corruption. Injustice. Obscene profits. In this week’s list, we’re assembling a crew of famous footballing names to Occupy FIFA. They won’t rest until they bring down the soccer juggernaut (and Sharpie a moustache on Blatter while he’s sleeping). Or until … Continue reading

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Would Argentina Be Better Off Without Messi?

“The other day it was clear that Spain lacked Messi,” Riquelme told ESPN, “Spain do not have Messi and Argentina do not play like Barcelona. We have the best player in the world, but we must find a way to … Continue reading

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The Tuesday XI

Most Sensational, Inspirational, Celebrational, Muppetational Edition Forget Thanksgiving. This week we’re honoring the release of the brand new Muppet movie with a line-up of our favorite furry or feathered puppet pals. The Muppets are one-of-a-kind, endlessly creative, slightly manic, and … Continue reading

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Top of the Morning

Welcome to Top of the Morning, The Other 87’s very own series of personnel Power Rankings. We take a look at all the action of the last month, and attempt to pick the players who made the best of it. … Continue reading

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The Comfort Zone: The U.S.A. and the 4-4-2

You could see it almost immediately yesterday, the familiar patterns settling back in. Center midfielder passes to a forward who is checking back to the ball and who then passes sideways to outside midfielder pushing past him. Midfield running with … Continue reading

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The Tuesday Ten

Tim Howard (GK) – Lindemans Framboise: Sweet and sour temperament, but effervescent as usual. Made some crucial saves that kept the match level for 70 minutes. Timmy Chandler (LB) – Weihenstephaner Hefe: Typically a refreshing bit of German goodness, but on … Continue reading

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Our Favorite XIs

Last Friday, we celebrated 11/11/11 by posting our all-time favorite XIs. Those aren’t the best players we’ve seen, or our all-time greatest, or anything of the kind. These are our favorites – the ones we enjoy watching or rooting for or … Continue reading

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Facebook Friday: Sir Alex Ferguson

Welcome to Facebook Friday, where we put our voyeuristic imaginations to work and bring you the satirized Facebook walls of your favorite players and managers. This week, we present the brain behind Manchester United’s success for the past 25 years, … Continue reading

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