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How To Bayern

You may beat Bayern Munich today, but you never beat them tomorrow. They are the surest thing in sports.

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The case for Klinsmann

USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann is a change agent who isn't afraid to make changes and alienate people. That is both his best and worst quality.

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Football vs. futbol

Bill Connelly spent five days in England road tripping around the Premier League. In this installment, he discovers the many similarities between college football and English soccer.

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Sad fans and Arlo White in Liverpool

Bill Connelly visits Liverpool, where he encounters the seven stages of fan reactions and even spends some time with Arlo White.

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Man City has all the luck

Bill Connelly spent five days in England to search for the heart of English soccer. In this installment, he experiences the charm of Hillsborough and the wonder of Etihad Stadium.

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Never drink with Leeds fans

Bill Connelly spent five days in England to search for the heart of English soccer, compare football crowds to futbol crowds, and figure out why everybody was telling him not to rent a car.

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An interview with Ian Darke

Bill Connelly spent five days in England to search for the heart of English soccer. In his first installment, he interviewed broadcasting great Ian Darke.

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8 key numbers for the World Cup quarterfinals

While incredible goals (and a couple of incredible goal-keepers) stole the show, success in the World Cup's round of 16 depended even more on mistakes than brilliance. And it's time to play the Wait Till Next (four) Year(s) game with the USMNT.

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Even when the plan works, nothing's easy

Before the World Cup began, it seemed the most likely scenario for the U.S. to advance through Group G involved three specific results and four points. That is exactly what happened, but living through it was in no way simple.

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World Cup: The Numerical

The numbers that mattered from the first five days of the World Cup, from Thomas Müller's scoring, to Mario Balotelli's passing, to Mexico's lying scoreboard.

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Looking back on the Landon Donovan era

Like a police officer or a middle manager, Landon Donovan has been forced out of his position before he was ready. And in his sudden absence, we reflect on both what was and what almost was for Donovan and the USMNT.